In general, many parents feel a great amount of stress during the holidays. For first time parents, and even those of us who have experienced many holidays together as a family, these can be stressful times. We want to create that magic we dreamed about or even experienced when we were children.
For many of our children being adopted out of the foster care system, the
When I was young, whenever I thought about what I wanted to do when I grew up, I always wanted to be a mother. I went through all the steps in my life, graduated high school, went to college, got married, graduated college and worked. The next step was to have a baby and to become what I wanted to be for so long, a
Though being adopted at a young age has taught me a lot, I could never expect placing my daughter would be such a trial and heartache, more than anyone can imagine. Forever Bound helped me through my options and steps to help do what is best for my baby. They were considerate and just were very kind to accept and support whatever decision I decided.
One often forgets the ripple effect an unplanned pregnancy can have through a family. The following is the touching story of such a pregnancy followed by a joyful adoption, as told by the birth-grandmother.