"It is Not Hard to Know What's Best" - How Rosa Overcame Grief to Choose Adoption
Rosa is a brave birth mother who chose adoption to give her daughter a life full of love and opportunities. If you feel inspired by her story, contact us today to learn more about adoption and what it can mean for you. Call 1-800-ADOPTION now to get free information about the adoption process.
Well, first of all, I would love to start by introducing myself. My name is Rosa, but I’m known by Rose. This is my adoption story and how it all brought me here.
I was a normal teenage girl in high school with honor classes. It all crashed down my junior year when I decided to drop out. My reasons may sound dumb, but they’re pretty logical to me. I dropped out after losing my baby brother October 28, 2014 — a date I will never forget. I wasn’t myself after that ever again. So, when I dropped out, I decided to join an outdoor soccer team, where I met Jhon, winter of 2014.
In September of 2015, we found out we were going to be parents for the first time. It was the greatest news any couple can expect. My due date was May 28, 2016. I ended up having my previous boy a month early on April 19, 2016. We were the happiest parents ever. Everything was perfect.
In November, it all came crashing down — my dreams and the love of my life. Early in the morning, I received from Jhonny’s mom a call telling me he had just had a car accident and had died. My heart broke into a million pieces. I went through the biggest depression of my life. I had just lost my son’s father. I was on depression meds until January, when I came to find out I was pregnant again.
It was the middle of January. I had suicidal thoughts, so I went to the ER and left my 1-year-old with my sister. As soon as I got there, they ran some blood labs, and that’s when they told me I was four months pregnant. That made me even more depressed because Jhon wasn’t here anymore.
I didn’t have emotional, financial, or physical support to have a second baby. A nurse talked to me about American Adoptions. It was the hardest decision in my life. But, I couldn’t give this baby what she deserves, and I knew for sure she was going to a loving home.
My heart hurts, but it was my best choice. I will never forget my baby girl ever. It is not hard to know what is best; it is just hard to overcome all of the emotions involved.
Amelia: June 24, 2018
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