Act of Love Adoption Agency in Utah gets to work with many amazing birth parents. We were so touched by Rachel and Jason’s story that they agreed to let us share it. The following few blog posts will be excerpts from their story.
“When I found out I was pregnant, my boyfriend and I had been together for about 16 months. Most people in that time line and situation, especially in Utah where we are from, would stay together and raise a baby.
This was not our case.
The day I took a pregnancy test and the day I knew I was pregnant were about two weeks apart from each other. That whole two weeks, I did nothing but think out scenarios where I was raising a baby. Not one of them benefited my child enough for me to think, “Hey, I’m ready to be a mom for sure!”
I took a pregnancy test, and I called my boyfriend. He answered the phone and I burst into tears. He knew. We had discussed it as a hypothetical situation a few days earlier, because I had told him I might be pregnant.
We were 19 at the time, and we both wanted to be as mature about this as we could possibly be. For the next 6 weeks, he and I weighed out the pros and cons of keeping our child, versing adoption. Even though there were more cons on the “keep the baby” side, adoption was put on the back burner for a couple more weeks so we could keep trying to figure out our situation.”
Continue to the next post for the next excert of Rachel’s story.