Hi, Steve Kirsh and Yogi here with the answer to today’s adoption question. The questions is: “What will my friends think of me if I proceed with an adoption?”
That is a really good questions. My knee jerk reaction is to say, “who cares?” Are your friends going to raise the baby for you? Are you friends going to be responsible for providing food and clothing and shelter and schooling and tutoring and all of those things? But I understand that all of us want our friends to like them. I have to be honest with you, whether or not you proceed with an adoption your friends are either going to like you, or they are not going to like you.
You have to do, as a mother, as a mother, you have to do what is best for your child and if your friends can accept that, that is great. And if they can’t accept that… you still have to do what is best for your child. I am not… I know that is not as clear and as certain an answer as you would like to have but that is my answer to the question.
I hope you find it helpful. We are always here to answer other questions for you.