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‘There’s no way! She’s crazy. I’d know if my baby had a genetic syndrome.’: Woman discovers son’s heart condition after chance social media message

“The doctor squeezed his little heart between his fingers. He came back, but my baby didn’t look like my baby. He was blue, but pale at the same time. Machines beeped. Alarms sounded. I looked it up to see other children’s pictures. You know that feeling where you’re so shocked you could cry, but nothing comes out? That’s where I was. I wanted to scream.”

‘I got knocked up by the first guy I ever met from Tinder.’: Woman courageously places son for adoption after unexpected pregnancy

“‘I want to build us a van to live in. We can show our kid the world.’ I wish I remembered exactly what he said—I was rage-deaf by that point—but it was something like that. That was the moment I knew we weren’t going to raise this baby. I opened my eyes to look down, seeing my son half-entered the world, half-still part of me. My head fell back, I bore down, and he was born. He was quiet, the room was silent. I could feel their worry, but I wasn’t worried. I knew he was fine.”

‘I was 15, confessing I was pregnant in my parents’ bedroom. ‘You’d really put this family through a crying baby? You’re having an abortion!’: Teen mom gives up baby, beautiful ‘friendship’ with adoptive mom turns to ‘open adoption’

“I was examined and told I was too far along for an abortion. My dad was even more upset, and declared I was giving this baby up for adoption. My mom was embarrassed of me. When the time came, I handed her off to her new parents, watched them buckle her in, and drive away. We went to my mom’s car and went home. I mourned the loss of her. I watched my emails come in and hoped every one was from her adoptive mom.”

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