At the young age of 21 I found out I was pregnant. The father and I were discussing the option of raising the baby together, but when I was about 2 months pregnant we broke up. I didn’t feel that I could raise the baby by myself, and abortion was not an option. So, after a lot of thought, between the biological father and me, we decided adoption was the best option.
Adoption Associates was absolutely amazing. They were very informative, supportive, comforting and welcoming. Janet, my caseworker was so helpful. It was way more than I had expected and all very appreciated.
My caseworker gave me several adoptive family profiles to look at. I put the one’s I liked aside so I could give this important decision a lot of thought. I read and reread them all very carefully! I narrowed it down to three potential families for my baby, but was having a hard time making a final decision. So I decided that I would have the bio father decide. He actually picked the couple that I picked first of the three I was considering. That really helped seal my decision.
Two days later, I met them. I wasn’t really nervous about meeting them, but I was nervous about how they would feel about me. However, when I met them we immediately clicked. After talking for about an hour and getting to know one another, on our way out we exchanged numbers and gave hugs. They told me that it was the best day of their lives and just seeing their smiles and knowing how happy I just had made them was an incredible feeling. It made me feel so blessed to be able to give them this life and to give a wonderful set of parents to my child. As soon as my caseworker drove me home, I immediately sent a text message to the adoptive mother and she was ecstatic! After I officially chose them to be the parents, they came to all my check-ups and we kept in touch regularly. They were so supportive!
The birth was amazing. I remember waking up in the morning with contractions. They lasted all day. The adoptive parents met me at the hospital that evening and soon things were rolling. I made sure they were a part of the birthing process. They were in the room the entire time as I wanted them to be able to tell my baby girl the exact experience they shared. We spent a couple days in the hospital and I was able to have my time with her and they were able to have their time as well. I had left before they did, so they could enjoy their time with her together that last hour or two before she was able to leave. I couldn’t have asked for a better adoptive family.
I feel so blessed because I see her occasionally, communicate by phone, email, and text whenever I like and I also receive pictures and letters in the mail. I couldn’t be happier with the decision I made. Adoption was the best option for all of us!
If you are pregnant and considering adoption as an option, Adoption Associates can help. We are available 24/7. Placing a baby for adoption is 100% confidential and free of charge. Call us toll-free at 800-677-2367 , text us at 248-919-8094, or send us a message and we’ll call you.