We are adopting because of me (Her). I never wanted to be pregnant. It’s all me, I’m the bad person. I think that if you want to be pregnant and have kids that way, that’s cool. I’m just not part of that group.
I was in foster care for a time, so I know that there are plenty of kids that are looking for forever homes. I also know that you don’t have to give birth to someone to love them deeply. There are so many people in my life that guided me through my youth. Without those people I would not be as sane as I am (I guess that’s not saying much! Lol) and I would not be doing the things that I do.
I’m not sure how I want to approach the conversation when it comes up. It seems like many of the other adoptive parents have arrived at this option as a last resort. This has always been our first, and only, option. I don’t want to sit around with people and talk about “getting over” not being able to have a baby of their own. I don’t have any stories about medical tests and IVF rounds.
Is there anyone else out there that is choosing to adopt as a FIRST choice?