After Tammy arranged for her son, Dylan, to be adopted, she got only a few updates from the agency. She requested to know more a few times but was shut down. After that, she removed herself from the situation, feeling that was best.
“Finally, the peace I have craved for in my heart was now right in front of me. I felt whole for the very first time, since I last held Dylan in my arms,” she said.
“He deserved a family with two loving parents, a stable home and everything else I couldn’t provide at the time,” Tammy says. “Since Dylan’s birth, I had essentially hated myself. It tore me up daily — wondering where he was, how he was, and if he hated me.”
What Tammy didn’t know was that late last year, Dylan tracked down Sammy himself. He wanted to know their mom as much as Mom desperately wanted to know him. One day, Tammy got a message in her inbox from Dylan that said, “How are you, Mom?”
“The first time I saw that he’d called me Mom, all my fears just dissipated. I couldn’t believe it. I was so overwhelmed that I just burst into tears,” she remembers.
Then, Dylan and Sammy decided to surprise Tammy in person for her birthday.
“Seeing how happy and emotional my biological mom was when she saw me just felt incredible. I feel more complete now in a sense. No longer is there a whole side to my life that I wonder or don’t know about,” he said.