She hesitated numerous times. Finally she said that someone had contacted her in regard to me. She said that this someone was a Pregnancy.org community member. She said that this person was 5 months pregnant and wanted James and I to adopt her baby.
It looks as if I am finally going to be a mommy. We are moving ahead with the adoption. I am absolutely petrified. Talk about a leap of faith, this is it. What if she changes her mind at the last minute? What if we talk on the phone tomorrow and she doesn't like me?
Nadine was so excited for us, it was just precious. I don't think either of us will ever forget that phone call as long as we live. We talked for I guess 2-3 hours. I kept telling Nadine that I would shut up so she could go to bed, but then we would start talking again.
I am having severe swings of emotion. One minute I am overjoyed at the thought of finally getting the opportunity to be a parent. Then the next moment I am terribly saddened that someone is giving up their child so we can have one.
I had worried in the beginning of this journey that if we ever did adopt a baby I would feel as if I am missing out a lot because I wouldn't be able to carry my baby for 9 months, then give birth. But honestly I don't feel as if I am missing out on anything.
Adoption can give a couple the opportunity to experience the joys of parenthood; it can give a child a stable, loving home. What can it do for the birth mom? Enjoy this adoption story from the perspective of a birth mom.
If you are struggling with the question of whether or not to place your child for adoption, the following are a few questions to ask yourself to determine whether or not you are ready to raise a child.
There's no doubt you have a picture of the best home and family for your child. Adoption creates an opportunity to make that picture a reality, by providing you with an opportunity to select the family you want to give your baby. The following questions will help spark other important issues that may be important to you in creating the best home and family for your child.
Questions to Ask
- How long have you been married?
- What makes you marriage work?
- How many other children do you have, or plan to have?
Choosing an adoption agency or attorney is a task in which there are several opportunities. Therefore, below is a list of suggestions of some ideas for both birthmothers and adoptive parents in making your decision.