Thanks for a great post!
Yes, I have always been interested in adoption. Even at my ripe age! Hehe!! I also think that if you are a responsible, caring, individual that it is fine to adopt as a single person. There are so many children out there that need love.
I too have always loved children and even though I have never married, the strong desire for children has never left my heart. I have to say, it is hard to find men at my age that want to have children for the first time or that want to start over at this age.
But, for me, I trust in the Lord, as HE knows what is best for me. I always say, "His Will, not mine." I just keep praying!
I am happy for all those who have found their soul mates and have children. I take the opportunity to offer to babysit and be around my relative's and friend's children. There I get my baby/child fix! I am good friends with a couple, that at my age, adopted a 5 day old baby, 4 years ago. They couldn't be happier!
You are still young. Never give up! But, if through prayer, you still have the desire for children, I would definitely look into it. You could also check with Catholic Charities.
I am excited to read the book you mention. Who knows, maybe that is just the push I need! :o)
I wish you all the blessings of God! Keep praying and I will keep you in my prayers also! Jesus I Trust In You! Veronica
I was speaking with a friend of mine recently and he suggested this book to me. I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but it is on my "Books to read list."
Pray like crazy and keep us posted!
Have you read every thread in the Single Parents forum?
Being the only parent is not an easy path. I greatly admire those who do it from choice. But my own experience has been, the joy in parenthood was the sharing of it with my husband. Alone...it's pretty dismal....
The cost of living US vs Uganda is widely different...keep that in mind!! I personally want to raise kids with a husband not by myself!! If you don't already you should get a dog (I know it's not even close to having a kid) and see how you like it...Or volunteer to babysit for your friends kids for an extended period of time!!