I was 23 and already had one child when I found out I was pregnant again. I was in shock. I must have taken four or five tests just to be sure. I didn’t want to disappoint my family and friends, and I was terrified they would disown me. I was afraid because I didn’t know how I was going to handle raising another baby. [...]
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I was seventeen and still in my senior year of high school when I found out I was pregnant. At first, I was scared and I didn’t know what I was going to do. I was dating the father of my child, but we broke up soon after I discovered I was pregnant. I knew he wouldn’t be in the picture anymore. I didn’t want [...]
When I found out I was pregnant, I was twenty years old, living at home, and unemployed. An unplanned pregnancy was the last thing that I ever thought would happen to me, and I must have taken six pregnancy tests to be sure. I didn’t tell my parents right away because I knew that they would be upset with me, and I thought it would [...]
Katie turned slowly to look in the mirror, her sparkling blue-green eyes reflecting the worry she felt all day as she tried hard to focus on enjoying time with her little boy. Unable to shake the nagging worry as evening approached, she called her boyfriend to watch her 14 month old son Ryder as he played while she left to go to WalMart. There was [...]
Nikki and Adam, Pieces of the Puzzle. What an amazing day! thought Nikki as she started to fix dinner for her family. The fall weather was crisp and cool and after an inspirational Church service and visiting family, the children were playing outside “helping” Adam to rake leaves. Nikki felt a joyfulness fill her heart as she listened to their laughter echoing through the open [...]
Katie sat on her couch, looking at the folders she had laid on the coffee table. Was she really about to do this? She walked over to the kitchen counter, and looked out the window.The sun was shining, cars were driving by and life for the rest of the world was moving steadily into the daily grind. Life was going on, while she was making [...]
Nikki and Adam were excited as they loaded up their car for their hour long ride to meet Katie, the birth mother who had selected them earlier that week . Before Adam started the car, they both closed their eyes, held hands and prayed. Saying a Rosary, they prayed for Katie, they prayed for her family and they prayed for their own family. Faith filled [...]
Nikki was up early, enjoying her quiet time and thinking about Katie and her son Ryder. The past several weeks had been a whirlwind of incredible conversations, moments and lifelong connections. Nikki was amazed at how well all the children were getting along, especially Ryder and Michael. It was if Katie and Ryder had always been a part of their lives. Six more weeks until [...]
Three weeks until her due date and Katie was ready. In fact she was more then ready! The doctor said she was doing great, but as she wrote in her journal and counted the contractions and minutes in between, she was done being pregnant. Braxton Hicks again, she was sure. Katie secretly believed that little Shane was just crouched down in her uterus planning to [...]
As Nikki walked quickly down the grocery story aisle, she glanced at the phone she had set on top if her purse just to ensure she had not missed any calls. She stopped by the produce department to make sure she had her sound up loud enough.There was no way she was going to miss “the call” from Katie telling her she was in labor [...]