PROCARE Adoptions

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unconditional love

Unconditional love is known as affection without any limitations or conditions.  “The only way love can last a lifetime is if it’s unconditional. The truth is, love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love

Oh, where do I start?  For me personally, the JOY and delight of being a kangaroo mom has taught me so much about unconditional love.  That moment you receive the much anticipated and exciting phone call from the Social Worker, to go and collect a precious baby, your heart immediately starts to LOVE unconditionally!  Expecting nothing in return and yet you receive so much love just by taking care of this precious angel sent directly from God.  A baby that was never born from you and also never will belong to you, a baby that you love and care for so much, not knowing the outcome.  You know that the baby will only be in your care temporarily  but you cannot condition your heart to only love a little, your heart automatically loves unconditionally.  The respect one feels for the birth mother having made such a tough decision to the delight of the forever parents receiving this baby is just pure love.  As a kanga mom (family) we experience the extreme emotions of loving a human being, to then having to “hand-over” this little bundle to the most amazing forever parents.  It is a bitter/sweet experience that is sometimes really hard to put into words.  Unconditional love for me, is loving each and every baby for no matter how short or long you are privileged to care for them, and even after they have been happily placed back either with their birth families or forever families, you continue to love them!

Colleen Henry



  1. You hit the nail on the head so perfectly Colleen…. I can not think of one word to add to this…. it is EXACTLY HOW I FEEL


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