My son’s adoption was against all I planned in my life.
I was working as a full-time RN at the age of 24 and wanted nothing more than being a mom and wife. When I became pregnant unintentionally as a single mother, the thought of adoption or being a birth mom never crossed my mind. I would be the best parent that I could be no matter what.
Still, I was nervous and uncertain at my first doctor’s appointment. It wasn’t acceptable in my circles for girls to be pregnant without a husband.
The doctor came into the exam room and said words I’ll never forget:
“I see from your chart that this pregnancy wasn’t planned, but you know what? I’m still going to say Congratulations to all!Life is beautiful. Every time a child is born, life is beautiful. Congratulations.“
He was the very first to say it Congratulations to all!And it was a great joy to see someone else celebrating this child. But then he said words that would change the course of my life—
“Have you ever thought about adoption?“
First, I was unsure of my answer no.
As a nurse I had money, education and love to give a child. Why would I even consider adoption?
He asked, “What happened after…?”