Dear Becky,

Hello, my name is Carrie. Here is my story. When I was 22 I found out I was pregnant. The father abandoned me. Alone and scared I cried for a week.

I told my parents the news, and they weren’t any better than the father. I was alone and scared again. I cried a week more.

My parents never once talked to me about it again until I started showing (3 1/2 months later). They asked me what I was going to do. I had already decided to give the baby up for adoption. Abortion was out of the question completely. It’s not your baby’s fault when you get pregnant, it’s yours. So, my mother and father thought that it would be best if I gave her up also. I had no real way to support the baby on my own. My parents already said they would not help me at all. So the decision was made.

I found this great family in California, they were infertile. So I got to know them and I began to love them. They were so supportive.

Oh, I failed to mention, my father had cancer the entire time I was pregnant. He passed away just four days before my daughter was born, but that never fazed me. My decision was already made.

The adoptive couple were scared that I’d change my mind, but I didn’t. They now have my little girl and she just turned two. I have an open relationship with them.
We call each other a lot and she sends pictures of my girl.

I have to say if it gets so bad within your life, think about adoption. It’s a wonderful choice. I don’t have any regrets, God has watched over me since that day. I now am 25, married, and my husband thinks that it was an unselfish thing to do. I now am expecting a little girl in February. We can’t wait!

Every story can have a happy ending, if you just stop and think about the little child growing in your womb.

I’m so proud of myself for my choice. I think God’s greatest accomplishment is giving life. If He can give his only begotten son, so can you. It’s just another choice you have, one that is often forgotten. Just think about it.

May God watch over you. Talk to Him. He is there to help you.

With love,


Carrie |


Dear Carrie,

Thank you for your story. It sounds like you went through some rough times. Good for you for standing up and choosing life for your child.

What an incredible sacrifice you have made, but what an incomparable gift your little girl is to that couple who could never have children of their own. They are so blessed to have a generous person like you in this world. I’m sure they thank you every day for your unselfishness and your daughter will thank you some day, too.

It’s so wonderful that you are able to have an open communication with your daughter and her adoptive parents. That must make a lot of difference to you.

I’m sorry to hear about your father. That must have been very painful. I lost my father when he was 47. I still feel the loss, but God continues to give me the strength I need. He has given you that strength in your life. What a blessing that is!

I’m glad to hear that you are now happily married and expecting another child. Congratulations! The ability to bring a new soul into this world is such a precious gift. Treasure it. I wish you and your husband many happy years together.





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