I placed my son at birth through a private adoption.
Editors note: Thank you for writing to us. Yes, adoption is a very difficult choice to make, but you are right that choosing the best for your child makes you the best kind of parent. You have shown your love for your child by releasing him for adoption to a family who were longing for a child, so it is a true love story for him – and one of self sacrifice as you placed your baby’s needs above your own. Well done, and we wish you the very best with this pregnancy and your future. If you feel a need to talk through any past feelings which arise as your pregnancy progresses, you would be very welcome to contact your local pregnancy centre listed on the web portal, who would be very happy to support you.