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"No matter the journey of how you got to where you are now, no matter the choices and circumstances of how you became pregnant does not matter. What matters are the choices you make for your future and the future of your baby. That's right I said YOUR baby, because this child is inside your belly will ALWAYS be your baby. You sitting there listening to my story doesn't mean you don't care or you don't love that child it means you have such a love that goes beyond any other kind of love imaginable. Please do not let anyone ever tell you otherwise.

 

At the time of my pregnancy, several years ago, I obviously had no idea where my life was headed and where I would be years from then. I hated myself and what had happened, but I never once hated my unborn child. My son was all that I could think about. Trying to figure out how to raise a baby all on my own, with very little income and no place to live. I had just enrolled in college and was supposed to start in the fall. There were so many things I wanted to do before having kids and I knew my life would be forever changed. But even more importantly, my son would grow up missing out on a great life that he truly deserved. Abortion was not an option for me, I never believed in abortion and I wasn't about to start then.

 

My mom was the one who mentioned adoption to me and trust me when I say that was the farthest option from my mind. I was so angry that she even thought I would be interested in something like that. After a few restless nights of crying and wallowing in self-pity, I started reading about adoption and stories from other birth mothers. I contacted Catholic Charities to set up a meeting to learn more. After my first meeting I just had this feeling of relief come over me. I took some time to look over Adoptive Parents' photo albums and I picked my favorite family. Then, I gave some ones to my mom and without talking she picked the same family. I knew it was meant to be. The rest is, well history.

 

Since that time, I earned a college degree, got a good job, married and have 2 beautiful daughters. I also receive yearly updates on my son from his adoptive parents.

 

So, every year, I know how truly happy and healthy he is - and that is more than enough for me to know that I made the right decision."

 

We believe that all children deserve a loving, committed, safe and permanent family. Through our adoption program, generations of children have been raised in loving adoptive homes.

 

Quote from a Client: "I remember my parents sitting me down when I was six and my parents telling me that I am a gift, and that was one of the most comforting and the best thing that a six year old could hear, that I was a gift from God, and I really think it is." - Christina, Adoptee and Birthmom

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