Your choice of life, our world of joy

*Disclaimer: Stories put here are all personal accounts that the participants are willing to share.

I never was more certain about anything in my life. From the time I was a little girl, I knew I was destined to become a mum. I can clearly remember looking at the little children in the orphanage where I went to school at Victoria Street and saying to myself that if I cannot have my own, I would adopt. I couldn’t have been more than 11 years old.

After trying for a baby for more than five years, imagine my devastation when I learnt that it was not possible for my husband and me to have children. That day in the doctor’s office, my world came crashing down. I never felt sadness like I did that day.

The obvious option of adoption immediately came to our minds and we started to do all the research we could. It was not going to be easy because there were so many childless couples desperately waiting to adopt. The sadness would not go away and I prayed desperately. I thought we were in for a long wait.

We were so surprised when the call finally came just two months later. I could not believe my ears! We were told the wait would be 5 years and here we were receiving such wonderful news after a short time. Our baby boy came home to us as soon as he was released from the hospital. 17 months later, we were blessed with another baby girl to bring home! We were very happy as our family is finally complete!

I have so much gratitude, love and appreciation for the two young ladies who have granted me my greatest wish of becoming a mother. I am thankful that they chose adoption rather than abortion. Not only did they give their babies a chance to live, they have given my husband and me the most wonderful gift of becoming parents that bring us so much joy.