Tuesday, 12 April 2011
This weekend brought about some interesting development in the lives of 2 families we're friends with. Both are attempting domestic adoptions.
The one family went to the baby's birth and had her in their home for her first 2 weeks of life. Then the birth mom changed her mind hours before the adoption was final and took the baby back. It's been 2 weeks and the birth mom contacted the lawyer yesterday and told her she'd come and sign the final paperwork and give the baby back to this family. This morning it all happened. What a roller coaster for everyone!
The second family was handpicked by a young girl to adopt her baby through the pregnancy center I sometimes do volunteer work for. The baby's daddy had pressured her heavily to just abort and texted her monstrous and threatening things throughout most of the pregnancy. Her due date was this past Sunday.
The day before this guy decides he doesn't want her to give the baby up for adoption. Fortunately this girl kept all the texts and this guy has a rap sheet 6 pages thick so the odds of a judge giving this guy custody is slim. But still, it's a threat.
We may be interested in adoption later this year so adoption stories always get my attention. One starts to see the allure of international adoption when everyone I've talked to, who pursued domestic adoption, has either had children taken back or last minute the birth mom changed her mind.
What are your thought on or experiences with adoption?
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