How did your family react to you deciding to place? What could they have done to be more supportive?
What I really appreciated about them is that they would have supported me whether I had decided to single parent or if I decided to place. That was what mattered the most to me because I really didn’t like feeling pressured from other people to place. So if I ever had second thoughts or anything what they did was just tell me that if I change my mind I’d have they support, but that I needed to think it out and make the right choice not just for myself but for her. That was something that I really appreciated.
With deciding to place, we kind of made up more of like a family thing. It was a family choice. My parent didn’t want me to be the one executed because I was choosing to place this child. We kind of made it like a family agreement. My parents stood by me with whatever decision I chose. They’re going to be okay with me parenting as well but they put in place that I would have to find a different place to live. I wouldn’t be able to live at home. I would probably end up on welfare. Not to tell me these things to scare me into adoption but to really give me the real world, reality.
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