My Story...by Kim
My son was born two weeks early. I didn’t have a plan and then when he came it was harder after seeing him. I took him home and my mom helped me before she had to go back to work. Then it was only the baby and me at home all day. I tried to offer him more but I didn’t have much to start with, what could I give a baby really? But his needs were more important than my wants.
My friend told me about a place that did adoptions and gave me their phone number, so I called the National Adoption Hotline at 1-800-923-6602 and told them I needed to do this right away because every day it was getting harder to have my son and know I was going to give him to someone else. My coordinator was really cool and didn’t judge me, she read a few adoptive parent profiles on the phone and I read about more families on the web site LifetimeAdoption.com. I was able to text message her when I had a question and that helped too. I told her that it was too hard to keep faking it and, I needed to have an adoptive family by Wednesday. It was Monday when I called them and I found a couple that I liked a lot. They seemed just perfect for my son.
I spoke with Tom and Linda on Tuesday; they were from Texas and agreed to meet me and my son the next day. I thought they were a really great couple. They were want I really wanted for him. The paperwork was not hard, I just had to sign and the birth father paperwork was taken care of by the attorney and that was paid by the adoptive parents.
You might think you can’t do this but now a year later, it was the best thing for my son and for me. I am getting my life together and dating a nice guy and my son is getting all the love I wanted him to get from two parents that were ready for a baby. I hope my story helps someone else. I would like to think that I have gone through all this to be able to help someone else and be aware that there are good people and organizations to help them too.