“I always thought adoption was such a good thing for women who were in high school, or homeless, or dealing with child services. You know, the stories you hear about on TV. I never thought this would be a decision I’d face when I became pregnant a third time. I’m 32, have a good job, and my youngest just started school. My kids’ dad doesn’t pay child support regularly, but I never minded before. But now, with a baby coming, and knowing I won’t be able to work for a while, I’m really worried about how I’ll make the bills and continue providing for my 5 and 8 year old. Plus, the father of this baby hasn’t talked to me since he found out I was pregnant. I am pretty sure I can’t count on him for help.
I don’t know what to do, but I have started to think about adoption. I love being a mom, but I also know how much it takes. I don’t want any of my children to sacrifice or miss out. I think adoption may be a decision a woman like me needs to consider. I see now that adoption isn’t just a choice for ‘certain’ people. I’m trying to do what is best for all of us.”
Her story is from the book, So I Was Thinking About Adoption. The book is full of info about the adoption choice, including how the process works. You can download a free copy of this book by clicking on the image here: