Bev - posted on 12/07/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )
I am an adoptive, single mother. Someone in my family became pregnant (already had 2 children) and was contacting everyone in the family for money to have an abortion. I met with her and asked her to reconsider having the baby and I would adopt at birth. She cancelled the apt and we proceeded with our plan for me to adopt. It is somewhat an open adoption, although the baby is only 8 months old and she has only seen him once since he left the hospital. She sends me text messages once or twice a month, not really asking about him, but to fill me in on the drama in her life. She has a much younger boyfriend now and they are considering having a baby of their own within the next year. I plan on being completely open with my son about being adopted, but I have no idea how it might affect him when he gets older and finds out she kept the 2 older children, and any other children since him.
Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas how one should handle?
Thank you very much.