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May 28th, 2008, 08:24 PM
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ShanMarie ShanMarie is offline
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I wouldn't suggest adoption to anyone who is pregnant. Instead I would provide resources for her and contact names and numbers of people who could encourage and help her through pregnancy, birth and raising a child alone.

I say this, if God had not wanted this young woman to be pregnant and give birth, it would not have happened. There must be a reason God has granted her this child. But I do not believe God wishes mother's to ever be separated from their children.[/b]
I have to disagree here. Yes, adoption is not for everyone. But that doesnt mean that you should discourage anothers thoughts on the option. I am a birthmother and when I got pregnant at 18, just graduated from HS I didnt know what I was going to do either. I knew that God had a plan for that child, I just didnt know what it was at the time. It wasnt until I was 6 months along that I realized that He gave me that child so that another family could have a child. God gives us things that we are supposed to gift to others, even children. The mother that adopted my daughter went thru early menopause and was unable to have any more children. So by your thinking, she doesnt deserve any more children because God didnt want this woman to have more children and that is just wrong. I am so happy that I was able to fulfill this family's dream of having another child. Their family is now complete and sure they could have received another child, but the one I carried was meant for them and I fully believe that. God has a plan for our lives and we never know what it is until it is the right time. Sometimes God gives us children to teach us what unselfish love is all about. I would much rather tell someone that is not in a position to raise a child about adoption than not and have that child wind up in the system. Any day of the week and twice on Sunday!!
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