I’ve heard a lot of birth moms talking about why they made the decision to place their babies for adoption, and not a single one has ever said, “You know? I just couldn’t be bothered.” What I have heard them say is:
“I wanted him to have more than I could give him.”
“I wasn’t ready to be the best parent I could be.”
“They needed parents who had prepared for them.”
“I would have been enough – but I wanted her to have the best.”
Each woman experiencing an unplanned pregnancy has a choice to make. And for each woman, the right choice is different. But a woman who chooses adoption is never choosing the selfish path; instead, she’s choosing to sacrifice her own heart for the benefit of her little one.