Jessica's Adoption Story
It has been a year since I made the life-changing decision of choosing adoption to be a part of my journey.
I knew it was the right decision. I constantly prayed about it and finding the right fit for my baby girl. It was a difficult decision being that I already had two kids, was recently divorced from their father and also took care of my disabled mother. I also love and adore kids. But financially, I could not afford another child. I was already struggling to make ends meet since the divorce.
My pregnancy came by surprise after a fall down the stairs. I was five months pregnant at the time. Thankfully, the baby was OK, and I just ended up with back pain and a sprained ankle. But in that accident, my mother fell down the stairs too. She suffered multiple broken bones. I had to care for her and the kids, regardless of my injuries — and being pregnant was a lot to handle.
Contemplating adoption, I had many emotions running through my mind. I went from being confident in my choice to often finding myself having doubts and so many questions. What about the questions she may have when she gets older and tries to find me? I was also scared of choosing the right family fit for her.
At first, I wanted a closed adoption because I couldn’t bear the thought of not having the tools that she would need to be cared for. At the end of the pregnancy and having her, I decided to continue to check on her.
The adoptive parents are super supportive. They have reached out to me on this journey and are very adamant in keeping in touch and sharing her milestones with me. It makes me feel connected to her still. I want to thank American Adoptions for helping make this process a really comfortable choice.
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