It's been 7 years, sometimes I regret giving her away but it was the right thing to do

When I was 17 years old I found out I was 3 weeks pregnant after being late for my period. I was in a steady relationship but I knew I wasn't capable of raising a child while still a junior, soon to be senior, in highschool.

I didnt tell my parents until I was 11 weeks, which in my mind is quite late.

From the start I knew abortion was out because I could never do that to any living thing. My boyfriend (at the time) tried and tried to convince me to keep the baby.

When my baby was born I instantly felt devastation as I knew I'd get to hold her for only a few hours. We chose open adoption and met the parents although I have never felt the need to go and see her at any given time.

It's been 7 years, and sometimes I still regret giving her away but I know that it was the right thing to do.

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