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Women Share Their Reasons For Placing

“Placing my child for adoption was one of the hardest things I have ever done.  I did it because I love my daughter and I want her to have a loving, stable home with parents who are prepared and able to give her everything she could ever want or need.  I know that I am not able to give her the life she deserves, even though I really wish things were different.  My own family was very unstable when I was growing up so I know how destructive it can be.  I did this for her, so she could have the best chance at being happy.”

“To be totally honest, I am not ready to be a parent.  I want this child to have a better life than I ever had.  I am not in a good place right now and have problems that I have not dealt with yet.  I don’t want my child to have to struggle.  For me, adoption is a way to break through all of the strife and problems that seem to follow me so they do not follow the baby.  I will always be proud of what I did and think of adoption as a heroic and selfless act that wonderfully impacts an innocent life.”

“I had a wonderful childhood and was blessed with amazing parents.  I was adopted and know what a gift a loving and stable childhood is.  I will forever be grateful to my birth parents for giving me such a wonderful life.  I feel that I am too young and not ready to be a parent.  I want the best for my baby just as my birth parents wanted for me. I hold the highest hope for my baby boy.”

“I know I am not ready for a baby and know that I couldn’t give a baby everything I would want to give him.  I have so many plans for the future like going to college and getting a steady job.  I know I won’t be able to be with the baby as much as the baby will need.  I know that some time in the future I will raise children but, for now, I want what is best for the baby and me.”

“I currently have two children and we struggle as it is with bills, barely getting by.  I love my children and do not think we could make it with another child.  I have to be fair to the children I have while being fair to the baby I am carrying.  As hard as it is, I feel that adoption is the best choice for everyone involved.”

“I am in a relationship with a wonderful guy who is not the father of the baby.  He is supportive of my decision to place the baby for adoption.  I make no judgments about the other alternatives to unplanned pregnancy but just don’t feel that they are right for me.  I consider myself a vessel who is bringing this baby into the world for a wonderful loving couple who cannot have a baby.”

“My pregnancy was the result of non-consensual sex.  This makes raising this precious baby too difficult for me.  I feel that there are good people in this world who want but are unable to have children.  I can’t think of a greater gift than that of a child.”

“I am 47 years old and have been married for 15 years.  I didn’t think that I could get pregnant given my age.  My husband and I are not in a place in our life were we want to begin parenting a child.  We also do not feel comfortable having family members raise the baby.  When I found out I was pregnant, I was already in the beginning of my seventh month so I turned to adoption.  My husband and I feel equally at peace with our decision.” 

“My pregnancy was unplanned.  I am no longer in a relationship or even in contact with the birth father and I never want any of my children to be raised without a father.  I also want to be married and not living at home with parents when I decide to raise a family.  I don’t have the money to raise a child right now.  I also want to finish school and other life goals I have before having a child.  Adoption was the perfect choice for me.”


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