1. How will she now accept a total stranger all because she carried her in her womb? To her, motherhood is earned.
The scripture that comes to mind is ‘Be wise as a serpent and gentle as a dove’. She should first relate well to discern the motive and intent of the mother for wanting to come back now. Are there selfish reasons or is she truly repentant and desirous of a loving relationship with her daughter? She would need to be frank with her kids, especially if they can understand….
God might just through her life and decision teach her own children an unforgettable message about mercy, forgiveness and love! At the end of the day, she should trust God and choose to do right by God all the time, the rest will align in due season.
I think she should forgive her mother and let God help her. What if her mother didn’t abandon her and her life did not turn out well. She should be thankful because God is truly involved.
This is a touching story that requires a lot of forgiveness, understanding and God’s help. I will not blame the daughter for finding it difficult to allow her biological mom access to her home. I am not I will allow that as well. Giving birth to a child doesn’t give you a seal of motherhood. It is part of the deal, but goes way beyond giving birth. As a child, you have a clean slate. The people that help you inscribe values and lessons you eventually use live out a successful life have more relevance in your life than someone who merely brings you to the world and leaves your destiny to chance.
I will advise the biological mother gives her enough time for the wound to heal. Even though it was stated that she has forgiven her, I know there are still some measure of internal healing still going on. Access therefore is not the next thing, but getting it right with her daughter first.