Trina and John Explain Their Decision to Place Their Child for Adoption

Why did you choose adoption?

Adoption and Beyond November 03, 2017
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Why did you choose adoption?

We chose adoption to give our child a better life. We couldn’t give him the life that he deserved, and it felt wrong to bring a child into a life where he would always be wanting.

What are you able to do now that you would not be able to do had you decided to parent your child?

We’ve been able to remain focused on the child we are already parenting, our own health, mentally and physically. We’ve been looking into returning to school and going further in our careers.

What are your feelings about the adoptive family and what is your relationship like with them?

We love the adoptive family, truly. They came into our lives with open hearts and open minds. They never made us feel like lesser people, or like we owed them something. Our relationship during the pregnancy was great.  After relinquishment we still occasionally keep in contact. We feel like even if there were no contact, they would still hold a place in our hearts as we would in theirs.

Have your family and friends been supportive?

Our friends have been very supportive. They understand our reasons for choosing adoption and they’ve been there for us whenever one of us needed to talk or a shoulder to cry on. Our families weren’t as supportive, but they listened and tried their best to understand and accept our decision.

What was your experience like with your adoption agency?

Adoption & Beyond was probably the best agency we could have gone through. They were always available for any small question or concern we had. We were never looked down on or judged. They were helpful and considerate, always. We never had an issue with them and felt supported the whole time before, during and after placement.

Is there anything else you would like to say?

Adoption is probably the hardest thing we’ll ever do, but we know we will never regret doing it. We know that we made the right choice.

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