“I became pregnant right after grade 12 and found myself faced with a tough decision. I decided to give my baby up for adoption so that he would have opportunities that I could not provide.
In 2004, we were reunited and I am so proud of the successful man he has become! I am also proud of myself for choosing to give him life, for facing up to obstacles in my path and loving him enough to let him grow up in a supportive family.”
“My name is Irene and I am blessed to be the mother of a beautiful 11 year old daughter. She is, without a doubt, a gift from God in my life. Her name is Zoé, which means “life” in Greek. I want to tell you about her Birth Mother, Nicole, who’s selfless and brave decision to choose adoption allowed Zoé to live and to become part of my life, and part of my heart.
Nicole became pregnant when she had just turned 17. She was alone and she was scared. Early in her pregnancy she was advised to have an abortion because she was told she did not have the maturity or skills to be a mother. But Nicole firmly refused to abort her baby and instead, she began to search for adoptive parents. She was introduced to me and my husband when she was 6 and a half months pregnant. Nicole asked us to adopt her baby, and after much consideration and prayer, we agreed.
Today, 11 years later, “our” daughter is healthy, happy and very much loved. She has a relationship with Nicole and knows that her Birth Mother chose adoption for her out of the strongest love of all; a mother’s love. Nicole has given Zoé life, and she has given me the greatest blessing; my beautiful Zoé, my gift girl.
Nicole’s decision was not an easy one, but it was the right one. Each and every one of us has a purpose; each one of us is a precious gift from God. For anyone out there who is struggling with an unplanned pregnancy, I hope our story has shown you how love can conquer fear, and adoption is a wonderful choice. May God bless you and hold you in the palm of His hand.”
Family Services Saskatoon
Phone (306) 244-0127
102 506 25th Street East
Family Support Centre
Phone (306) 933-7751
315 Avenue M South
Real Choices Crisis Pregnancy Centre
Phone (306) 665-7550 or 1-866-870-3344