When Tonya (not her real name) discovered her unplanned pregnancy, she thought about options for the pregnancy. Abortion came to mind, and then, adoption. In her words, she briefly explains what brought her to her decision.
Hello, I am Tonya from beautiful sunny Florida. I am 23 years old and also the proud mother of two children. Unfortunately I’ve found myself to be the mother of a precious little girl. Sadly, this baby was not expected at all, but was conceived not by my own will.
Now that I am expecting this baby, many things came to mind. Such awful things-like abortion! I am strongly against abortion, but the devil will try and make you think differently. As I thought in my mind to keep this baby, I knew that I couldn’t provide for her like I wanted to. I love my baby but it would be so hard to really look at her and think again about the way she was conceived. Something had to be done in order for everything to work out for my family and me.
Well, I saw an ad in the yellow pages of the local phone book and the search began. I happened to come across an ad from Christian Family Services, and right then I knew this was my choice. I began talking with the counselor and things began to proceed from there on.
Well, as the due date approached, I was very nervous about the entire situation. I really wanted to keep y baby and then again I cold not handle the hurt. I only wanted to be a good mother towards her, so I knew my decision would play a good part. I was scared and confused about everything, but in the end everything would work out for my good. This is why: my mind was open to adoption. This would be the best thing that I could give my baby!!”
Are you, like Tonya, in sunny Florida with an unplanned pregnancy? Reach out to Christian Family Services, a local adoption agency near you. CFS counselors are ready to assist you with your pregnancy options in Tallahassee, Gainesville, Ocala, Jacksonville, or anywhere in between!