When I found out I was pregnant I was devastated at first. I had so much going on in my life and having another child was the farthest thing from my mind. My father had a heart attack and a stroke a year ago so I’ve been his care taker since then. My mother is diabetic with sciatica nerves which limit her ability to take care of my father and herself at times. I take care of both of them along with my three kids not to mention I’m also a student. One night my friends decided to take me out because they felt I needed a break (which I agreed). I got extremely drunk, which is something I don’t do because I don’t drink. I woke up the next morning in my house not remembering the events of the night before. A couple months later I wasn’t feeling well and went to the emergency room. That was when I found out I was pregnant. At first I couldn’t believe it because I was wondering how and when this could’ve possible happened. I called my friends but it seems like they all went blank because none of them was able to tell me what happened. At first I had mixed emotions. I was a little upset at myself for being so careless. I was also upset at my friends for not being able to tell me the events that took place. I sat and thought about what I was going to do. I’m not financially stable to have another child. I wasn’t working and I had three other children to take care of. Not to mention I had no idea who the father of this child was.
One night as I was contemplating what I was going to do. I had so many thoughts racing in my mind I was getting migraines, and then suddenly a soft voice whispered in my ear “give it up for adoption”. I thought I was losing my mind at first, but then a calm feeling came into my heart and my thoughts changed. At that moment I decided that I wanted to give someone else the opportunity to have a child of their own. There are many women out there who would love to have children and can’t for whatever reason. So I decided to give a woman the opportunity to have what she was told she couldn’t have… a child.
I contacted multiple agencies for assistant with placement but they were either unprofessional or just plain not right. I found Lauren’s number in the Baby magazine and contacted her. The minute we spoke I felt a connection. She was wonderful. She understood how I felt and that this was a big and important decision for me. We spoke multiple times over the phone to the point where she was and still is on my speed dial list. When we met I felt like I was meeting with a big sister. When I found out what the sex of the baby was going to be I called her immediately from the Dr’s office and told her. We were both so excited. I was so overjoyed to know that I was giving someone else the opportunity to have a daughter of their own. When I saw the portfolio of Mike & Lori that warm feeling came back again. I knew they were perfect. As time progressed to the moment of delivery Lauren and her associates where always there for me. Randi, Michelle and Deanna were all there to comfort me, laugh with me and encourage me to continue being myself ;-). I felt like I have gained four new sisters and I love them dearly. I thank you Lauren Feingold. You and your assistants are now and forever will be a permanent part of my life.
To anyone wanting to place their child for adoption, I not only recommend Lauren and her assistants with superior regards, but I also ask that you understand, that you are gaining an addition to your family of a group of amazing women I now call my sisters
Written by birth mom Jasmin G.