Katie DeSantis had a difficult decision to make. Nearly full term in her pregnancy, the thought kept pressing on the single mother's mind that adoption might be the best option for her baby daughter.
For the majority of my pregnancy, I was planning on keeping my little girl. I was so excited to be a mother. I have always wanted that privilege, and the closer it got to my due date the more I questioned if this was the right thing. I couldn’t give her a mother and a father, I had no money to raise her, and I knew that she deserved the best life has to offer. Adoption was always in the back of my mind, but I pushed it away, almost in anger, because I thought women chose to place their children for adoption because they didn’t love them or they didn’t want them. That is not the case at all. I couldn’t love my little girl more if I tried. Finally, after much humility and prayer, I made the incredibly hard decision to place her for adoption.
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