by Mama Ladybug
So last night during my occasional insomnia episode, I scrolled across MTV's new show called "16 & Pregnant." The show captures the lives of pregnant teenagers and their families, and how they all cope with the tough situation.
On last night's episode, it was even harder than a regular pregnancy, labor, and birth because this particular 16 year old was giving her baby up for adoption.
I have never witnessed the process, so I appreciated the fact that they taped the interview with the adoptive parents, the birth mom fearing looking at her baby, and even the goodbye from her to her baby. It was heartbreaking.
I do understand the birth mother's decision in wanting her baby to have a life that she knew she couldn't provide, but it was so sad to watch.
She needed a signature from her mother, and her mother refused because she didn't agree with the decision to give the baby away, and neither did the boyfriend's family, who was involved in the adoption process.
Would you stand behind you child's decision to give their baby up? Do you know anyone who has given up their child?