Book Description (Amazon):
Daren’s (biological dad) refusal to agree to adoption was the main factor in our hopes falling apart. Jammie (my wife) and I were sad and frustrated. It seemed clear to us, from what Brianna (biological mom) had told us, he had no intention of being a father. He never offered her any support with her pregnancy—emotionally or financially. The few times he would talk to her about the baby seemed to be only out of interest in rekindling their relationship. And worst of all, when she refused to get back together with him, he wrote nasty notes and sent them to her phone or e-mail. He spread ugly rumors about her. It wasn’t a good situation.
Brianna found herself painted into a corner. Naturally, we agreed with her about adoption since she still had a lot of things she wanted to accomplish before starting her family. She wanted to at least finish high school before becoming a mother. She wanted her children to have both a mother and a father. Unfortunately, it seemed like she was left with very few options, all of which were less desirable to her. With her job and everything else, Brianna’s mom wasn’t in a position where she could take care of an infant. Brianna was the youngest in her family, and all of her siblings had already moved out of the house. Daren’s refusal to agree to adoption seemed to leave her with no other options but to become a single teenage mother and drop out of school.
What a challenging situation to be in. Since keeping the baby was Brianna’s initial plan, we weren’t completely surprised when it came back to raising the child herself. Even though we weren’t completely surprised, we were still very disappointed. Brianna was too.
When we were first contacted by Brianna, the news spread like wildfire. Once things fizzled out, we found the unfortunate news didn’t spread very quickly. It seemed every person in our social circle wanted an update, and we were constantly telling people the bad news. We decided that next time, we’d probably be a little slower to tell everyone adoption-related news. We were back to the drawing board.
We were back to where we found ourselves as couple 851 out of 921 amazing profiles.
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