Saturday, September 8, 2007
I hope people understand what a wonderful help Lois Lodge is to moms experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. For people like I was. 16 and pregnant!!!! I was in such a position and I just didn't know what to do. I came to Lois Lodge when I was 4 months pregnant. I left on a bad note, but when I needed help I realized that Lois Lodge and the staff were truly there for me from the start. I still go to Debbie for advise and guidance to this day.(love ya deb). Today I am 17 (soon to be 18), and a proud parent to my 7 month old daughter. She has been such a wonderful, but tiring bundle of joy. I'll admit that sometimes I wonder what her life would have been like if I would have placed her for adoption, but when I made the decision to parent her I made that commitment for life. I am a BIG supporter of adoption. I am a adoptee, and I am very happy with the family that my birthmother had chosen to place me with. I know I have made many mistakes in my life, but my daughter is not one of them. She was just unplanned. I'm sure people think i am just rambling on, but i really do want people to know what Lois Lodge is really about.
(Amanda plans to move into our aftercare program with her sweet little girl when she turns 18).