parenting journey

‘I want a divorce.’ My husband’s wedding band was sitting on the doorstep. I needed to escape the disaster that was my life.’: Single mom begins co-parenting journey after divorce, finds love again

“My ex-husband is a welcome guest in our home and one of my closest friends. Whenever I tell people this, I get a skeptical look followed by, ‘So how does your husband feel about it?’ It does get a little weird at times, like when I accidentally call them the wrong name.”

‘The nurse came in and said, ‘Her new parents are ready for her.’ Only 15, I kissed her soft baby cheek, and placed her into the arms of her mama.’: Teen mom embarks on ‘beautiful’ open adoption journey, ‘I couldn’t have picked better parents’

“I hid my pregnancy for 7 months. I should’ve been picking the perfect dress for Winter Ball. Instead, I was writing a birth plan. Once my sobs slowed, I looked at her birth father and said, ‘Those are the people who will raise our baby girl.’ I wavered. I fought. I broke. But in the end, I knew what I needed to do.”

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