There is another side to the current cultural narrative of adoption. #justlisten
What led you to adoption?
My intentions were to parent my daughter. I tried to make things work for several months, but around 8 months I was completely broken by a lack of resources and social support. My mother insisted that my daughter be placed for adoption. I regrettably conceded and contacted an agency.
Briefly describe your feelings during pregnancy, at the hospital, and the time with your child prior to separation.
I felt vulnerable throughout my entire pregnancy. I felt invisible at the hospital. The time spent holding my daughter was pure joy. There was a song that I listened to every day during my pregnancy. It’s called “Bells for Her” by Tori Amos. There is a line that says, “Can’t stop what’s coming, Can’t stop what’s on its way.” I felt like I was careening off a cliff with no way to stop it all.
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