"We all enjoy giving and receiving presents. But there is a difference between presents and gifts. The true gifts may be part of ourselves--giving of the riches of the heart and mind--and therefore more enduring and of far greater worth than presents bought at the store." (President James E. Faust, "A Christmas with No Presents." Ensign, Dec. 2001 4)"
Birth Mothers truly give gifts. The gift is not only to the adoptive couple but to their Heavenly Father. They give the best gift of all- a broken heart and a contrite spirit-willingness to follow the prompting of the Spirit even when it means they are breaking their own hearts.