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Adoptee Gives Her Own Baby in Adoption to Her Friend

Ayesha Muhammad
Jan 17, 2022
02:20 P.M.
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When a mom-of-three told her parents she wished to have a baby with her husband to give to her friend, they freaked out. While she was hurt, she knew she was only doing what her birth-mother had done for her parents. 

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Not everyone is lucky enough to have someone who cares and loves them wholeheartedly. But the story we're sharing today will restore your faith in love and friendship. Rachel Schwartz from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, always wanted to be a mother.

She met her husband in college and instantly felt a connection with him. They dropped out of college after finding out Rachel was pregnant, and their son was born on February 6, 2010. After a year, her husband left for boot camp, and she followed him to California.

Valerie and Rachel Schwartz [Left]. Valerie and Jamie holding their adopted son, Jacob Prince [Right]. | Photo: facebook.com/lovewhatreallymatters

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AN UNEXPECTED FRIENDSHIP

The couple welcomed their baby girl on January 23, 2013. When her husband was away on duty, Schwartz met Valerie at her father-in-law's place. She cleaned for her father-in-law on weekends. 

Soon, Valerie fell in love with Schwartz's kids, and the two women became friends. Valerie told Schwartz that her endometriosis caused complications in her pregnancy. Schwartz watched as Valerie struggled with her last failed attempt at IVF.

Then, Rachel and her husband moved into their own place and got pregnant with their third child. They welcomed their baby boy on October 28, 2017. Sadly, a horrific fire ruined their house, and Schwartz and the family moved back in with her father-in-law. 

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A SURPRISING COMMENT

After moving in, Schwartz found out that Valerie was adopting a baby. Unfortunately, the child's father changed his mind and stepped in days before birth. Consequently, the adoption was voided, and Valerie was heartbroken. 

On June 2, 2016, Howell, a mom of two boys, gave birth to Crews Asher Britt via C-section with Britt by her side.

One fateful day, Valerie sat down with the couple as they tried to comfort her. After some time, Schwartz's husband turned to Valerie and said, "Well, we could always give you one of ours." 

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A HEARTWARMING DECISION

When they shared their final decision with Valerie, she was overjoyed. Since Valerie couldn't afford surrogacy, they decided to opt for adoption. During her sister's baby shower, Schwartz shared the news with her parents, who responded: 

"You'll ruin your family."

They even said that she was doing it for money, when in reality, Schwartz was only doing what her birth mother and her siblings' mothers had done for her parents. Her parents' reaction crushed her, but her husband and siblings supported her decision.

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A BEACON OF HOPE 

Schwartz became pregnant at the end of August 2020, and in December, she met Valerie's husband, Jamie. Schwartz homeschooled the kids, months went by, and Valerie joined her during her ultrasounds. 

On May 26, 2021, Schwartz delivered a beautiful baby boy, Jacob Prince. Looking back on her journey, Schwartz shared, "I was called to carry him so he could slip perfectly into the family he was meant to be a part of (sic)." 

Schwartz and her husband watched as Jamie and Valerie embraced parenthood and cried tears of joy while holding little Jacob. They expressed that their love and friendship for Valerie and her family was a ray of hope in times of uncertainty.

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ANOTHER HEART-MELTING ADOPTION STORY

Rachel Schwartz wasn't the only one who gave her biological baby to fill the motherly void in her friend's life. In 2016, another Tennesse woman helped her lifelong friend struggling with infertility to embrace motherhood. 

Whitney Britt and Jamie Howell were described as "opposites" in high school, but the two forged a profound bond during freshmen year. While Howell had two unplanned kids, Britt struggled for years to become pregnant. 

Britt, who also served as Howell's maid of honor, got married at 30. After failing to get pregnant, she sought medical help and tried artificial insemination and IVF. She didn't want to embrace adoption, so her fertility specialist told her to consider surrogacy.

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But after Britt had searched for private surrogates online and felt confused, Howell offered, saying she was ready to be her surrogate. On June 2, 2016, Howell, a mom of two boys, gave birth to Crews Asher Britt via C-section with Britt by her side. Britt expressed:

"I’ll never forget what she did for me. But with that being said, I loved Jamie before and I’d do anything for her before this.”

Undoubtedly, what Schwartz did for Valerie and how Howell helped her lifelong friend experience motherly bliss shows that love and kindness are the most powerful feelings in the world. Please share these heartwarming stories with your loved ones. 

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