I don't know the details to your situation, such as the lies, rumors, reasoning for the court hearing and so forth that surrounded your decision and the events that unfolded, but ultimately, if you felt you weren't able to provide your child with the life they deserved and you just wanted them to have a shot at that life and be happy, then you did the right thing.
Its a shame that you were pouring your heart out and looking for support and/or help, but was only attacked instead. People can be quite cruel sometimes.
And you're right, it does take a lot of courage and strength to give up a child. If you believe you've done what's best for your son, then that is all that matters. Now all that's left is to hope the family that has taken him in can give him the best life possible and raise him to be a great man one day.
I do have a question, did you do an open adoption so that you can see him grow over the years, or did you leave it as closed?
I'm probably going to seem like a total b!tch here, but I've got to say my piece.
I dug up your posts on BBC, and I have to say you kinda had it coming.
I know it hurts that you lost your child. That sucks. BUT there were things you could have done to prevent it from happening. If you had really wanted to regain custody of him, it seems all it would have taken is leaving your partner. Yeah, I know he was innocent--the accusations were empty. Regardless, had I been in that position, there'd have been no question in my mind as to what my choice would be. My child means the world to me. I have been with DH for 8 years, but omg I would leave him in an
I would like to say a few things. First to the original poster. I am sorry for all you have gone through. I am sure it has been hard on you. Second, this topic is really for a different board. I do agree with other post that this is to difficult of an area for some who are struggling to just have one.
However, that being said, I think some need to back off because until you have walked in that persons shoes you have no idea what has gone on or who that person is. My goodness.
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I've struggled on whether or not I should write, but I am just afraid I can't bite my tongue any longer.
Hugs, Mika & Liam