DURHAM, N.C. — A Durham woman, whose road to motherhood was paved with speed bumps at every turn, celebrated her first Mother’s Day Sunday.2
Exactly one month ago, Rhiannon and her husband brought home a precious baby girl. Rhiannon said a meeting at church is what opened her up to the idea of adoption.
The couple started the adoptions process but two years in, they hit a major bump. The agency they were with abruptly closed, putting the couple back at square one.
“The day I got that email it was like someone punched in my the stomach. I couldn’t breathe,” Rhiannon said.
But thanks in part to Facebook, and some other families who were facing similar circumstances, Rhiannon was able to connect with Parker Herring at A Child’s Hope.
“It was very abrupt and the families were very distraught, so we reached out and we offered for the families to come out and talk about it,” Herring said.