Nellie - posted on 10/21/2010 ( 361 moms have responded )
My daughter is four months old and this isn't the first time I've thought about this. I love my daughter, she is my reason for living, she is the only reason I get up in the morning. I feel like I would die without her, but I also feel like I'm being selfish. I am a single mom with absolutely no one to help me. When I say I'm doing this thing solo, I mean it! My brother has tried to physically hurt my daughter, Kayla, and my parents have supported this behaviour so I have nothing to do with them. My brother is 18, so yes, he does know better. Right now I am so broke that I usually only eat once a day, sometimes two. I have tried everything to make things better. And it's not a matter of me struggling, because I would go through this a million times for Kayla. I'm worried that my daughter would be better off without me. I hae a friend who is in the process of trying to adopt a child, and I know here extremely well, and we have the exact same views on parenting, and I know that my daughter would have everything she would ever need with her. I've been sobbing for days because I've actually started researching adoption. I want to take my baby girl and run away from the cruel world, but I want what is best for Kayla. What should I do?
*I`ve been recieving some replies that are base on mis-understanding, so I`m editing his post and putting in more info. I do not "want" to give my daughter up. I love her more then life itself and would definitely regret it and I would NEVER be able to get past that. BUT this is not about my feelings. This is about what's best for my daughter. Also, frequently asked questions: I'm 19, have my own appartment, am not religous. Oh, and I'm in Nova Scotia, Canada.