My daughter Changed my Life: Birth and Adoption Essay

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There was a time when I thought life was simple. I thought when I grew up things and people would be placed so perfectly that I would never have to worry about falling in love, having a family with the right person, or trying to find the best career choice. I know now, my childhood beliefs, were merely as innocent and untouched by the world's corruption as I was. I look back at my childhood and reminisce on memories good and bad and thankful for the wisdom I gained. I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it wasn’t for many of life’s lessons. As a teenager I developed trust issues and serve anxiety. I start nervously fidgeting and sweating. I didn't do well in public situations because people made me feel uneasy and unapproachable. It got …show more content…
It was then that I knew I had to be strong for the sake of the child and stop being selfish. I never had a doubt in my mind that adoption was the path I wanted to follow. Since I was young I have wanted my children to have the best financial and moral support, to be educated musically, and to have the balance of having both a father and mother figures in life because I didn’t. I knew that I couldn't handle being a mother at the moment mentally and I knew I wanted to give the gift of life to a family that couldn't have a baby. It was hard having people ask me, “Why?” and be completely ignorant in not understanding my situation and tell me I could be a single mother. My mind was already set and those words just made me feel worthless in a sense. I thought “If they are telling me this than I should.” I had a good share of support and am so grateful for them keeping me sane and making me laugh. I really couldn't have picked a better family for this baby! From the beginning, I just had a feeling in my gut about them and could tell they would get along with my family perfectly. The first time the family and I met I knew they were the ones! They had all the major interests that my family and I had. They told me a couple days before she was born they were going to name her Payton Morgan and something went off in my head and I was so happy that was her name and that I finally had something to

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