This was going to give the baby her best chance at having a happy life with a solid family. Even though Kaleena's decision was similar to millions of others, she did something after the birth that was truly unique.
Before it came time to give her newborn to her new parents, Kaleena was able to spend some time with her daughter on her chest. That instant bond was something she would remember for the rest of her life.
After that brief moment passed, Kaleena handed over her baby girl to the adoptive couple, family friends who always wanted a child of their own. Kaleena could see that they were over the moon with excitement -- and she was ready to let her mind and body heal.
But when she saw her daughter the second time, she was prepared with the gift of a lifetime. As her milk continued to come in following the birth, Kaleena breastfed for weeks.
She wanted to give the adoptive parents enough milk to ensure her daughter was taken care of physically. A mother's milk is one of the best things for a newborn during that fragile time.
With the amount of breast milk Kaleena was able to stockpile, the baby would be taken care of for months. Even though it was unimaginable to go through the heartbreak of giving up a child, she knew this was the right thing to do.