Thursday, February 12, 2009

New Opportunity

Well, yesterday we got a call from our social worker. There was a birth mom who was ready to pick a family and she wanted to know if we wanted our book to be included.

Birth mom is young and troubled. She drank excessively for the first 11 weeks of the pregnancy. There was also regular cocaine and marijuana use. After doing the research we realized that this one may be too much for us to handle. If I were perfectly healthy and had better resources, we could take the risk, but as things stand now...........

Did you know that excessive drinking of this type in the first trimester increases the chance of still birth by 70%? And that doesn't even include regular cocaine/marijuana use throughout the pregnancy.  How scary is that?

So as it stands we are still waiting. It just seems that all the children coming up for adoption have birth mom's that use and abuse drugs and alcohol. I wonder if there is anyone out there that doesn't?

2 comments:

Debbie B said...

Sorry to hear this one is not for you. It's hard making those decisinos. They seem so unnatural sometimes.

Carter said...

Hang in there. We're praying for you. It will happen, just have faith in the Lord and his plan for you and your family.