adoption plan

On the left, man and woman embrace lovingly, on the right, teen mom holds her newborn before placing the baby with it's adoptive parents

‘How could I have been so selfish for getting pregnant?’ At 18, there was someone growing inside of me.’: Teen birth mom shares emotional adoption plan, ‘I knew they’d never go a day without being loved’

“The rush to the bathroom every morning, the little kicks in my stomach, the constant embarrassment – it was a lot to deal with at such a young age in such a small town. The guilt was eating at me. Then I found them. A picture of a couple and 2 tiny pairs of shoes underneath a sign reading: waiting for you.”

‘Can I visit?’ My heart erupted. Her adoptive parents told her to choose between them or us, no negotiation. They turned their backs on her.’: Mom re-adopts daughter she gave up 18-years prior in ‘beautiful, unexpected reunion’

“I kissed her on the forehead and whispered, ‘I will always love you.’ I wondered if I would ever see her again. While I reveled in my three biological sons and one adoptive son, my thoughts often wondered back to her. I couldn’t take care of her at birth, but now I can.”

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