I thought I had a miscarriage earlier in the year but the hospital was incorrect. It wasn't until I was in labor that we learned I was pregnant. I had to make a choice to either create an adoption plan or bring my son into a terrible situation of homelessness, financial strain, and unprepared parents.
What did you think about adoption before and after?
I had no idea what to think about adoption. Now I think it's one of the best things for not only adoptive parents who can't have children of their own, but also for expectant mothers who might be in the same situation I was.
Why did you pick Gifts of Grace? How was your experience?
I picked Gifts of Grace because I just had a feeling when I was looking at the list of agencies. Everyone I worked with truly cared about me. I remember after I signed the adoption papers the Gifts of Grace staff stayed with me and cried with me.
What's your greatest wish for future birth moms?
My greatest wish is for future birth moms to know that it gets better over time and that they aren't alone.