“I was never wanted.”
Jamice* spoke matter-of-factly as she gazed out across the city park where we were socially distancing. “My mom wanted to abort me. I’ve always known that. She would tell me. She was abusive in other ways, but that’s what I remember the most.”
The young woman looked down where her pregnancy was very evident. “When I got pregnant, abortion was not an option for me. NEVER. Not even for a minute. My child will never hear, ‘I wish you’d been aborted.’” Her voice grew stronger. “I want my child to know she is wanted. I want her. But I can’t give her what she deserves. And there is another family who wants her. She is really, really wanted. I hope she always knows that.”
“I chose a family who can give her the best.”
Now the young mouther’s voice cracks with emotion. “I chose a family who will let me see her and tell her how much I love her. And they will love her, too.”
“I am not giving up my baby. I found a perfect family. I chose a family from the Caribbean like me. And they love to travel. There is a lot of culture in their family. And they love God. Those things are important things for me.”
Eagerly the woman describes how she had met the family and how they had an immediate connection.
Jamice is just one of many women we see who want their child to know of their strong love.
We saw Jamice cry when she placed her infant child into the arms of the adoptive family. The new parents and Jamice have formed a bond that has strengthened over the last three months. We are so grateful to have been a part of this connection.
If you would like to know how we match birth mothers and potential adoptive families, contact us.