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Woman Adopts A Baby From Her Childhood Friend

Updated: Sep 11, 2013 04:03 PM CDT

An adoption story for the books. One Southeast Kansas woman decides to put her daughter up for adoption, and sees the child go home with her best friend from High School.

Adoptive mom Krystina Mcnamara says she couldn't believe her luck when her High School friend Cynthia reached out to her via facebook asking her to adopt her little girl. Mcnamara is unable to conceive a child herself, so adoption was her only hope for motherhood. She says she just didn't realize it would come from such an unlikely source. 

"You know we stayed connected through Facebook, she and I would just instant message all of the time and just 'hi, how are you?and it's just amazing that a high school friendship, stayed connected," Mcnamara said about her friendship with Cynthia. 

She said many High School best friends dream of being related; and now thanks to twelve day old Rosie, Cynthia and Krystina are.
 
"Actually it's kind of funny, because I remember telling her, she could always adopt, but little did I know, ten years later she'd be adopting my baby," said birth mother Cynthia Melching.

Melching already has two other young children of her own -- and when she became pregnant a third time with baby Rosie, she felt she would be unable to properly care for another baby. But she says going through an adoption agency was something she would never do.

"You might talk to the adopting parents or whatever, but you don't have that relationship. That bond that her and I have because we were friends since high school," Melching said.
 
And though Mcnamara now lives in California with her husband, she says that bond is only growing stronger.

"I've been saying this whole time that Rosie's not leaving a family, she's extending a family." 

Macnamara says it wasn't as easy as a Facebook message to legally have Rosie become a part of her family, but that the months of lawyers and paperwork all seem insignicant with baby Rosie in her arms.

"This is really happening, this is my daughter. It's just I never knew feelings like this existed."

The mother and 12 day old daughter plan on returning to San Jose, California where Rosie will get to meet her adoptive father as soon as the adoption paper work checks out by the end of the month.   

 

 

For more information about Adoption in the state of Kansas click here.

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