I don't want this baby

June 22, 2017

Dear Pastor,

I am an avid reader of your column, and I am thoroughly impressed with the good advice you give. My situation is, I'm 29 years old and I am already the mother of two children and currently pregnant with another child.

Pastor, I am really uncomfortable with this pregnancy due to my financial situation and instability.

I don't think I'll be able to provide for this child, so I am prepared to give the baby up for adoption. I don't want to see the baby suffer, and for me to keep it would only dampen my future.

Pastor, I really need your help.

T.C.

Dear T.C.,

I beg you to grow up. Stop playing the fool. I know you might say that I am hard, but if you do not want to get pregnant, protect yourself when you are having sex. Why think about it after you have had sex and you have become pregnant? Remember, you are 29 years old. You are responsible for what you do.

Having said the above, let me congratulate you for carrying the pregnancy. You are a good girl. You could have terminated the pregnancy, but you refuse to do so. Praise God for the position you have taken. Human life is precious.

Now, you say that you have been struggling, so it will be difficult for you to maintain a third child. Therefore, you are willing to give up this child for adoption. I therefore suggest that you contact the Adoption Board and advice them of your pregnancy and your willingness to give this child up for adoption. They would be willing to lead you step by step in the process. You need to do so right away.

There are many couples who are willing to adopt children. I expect many of them to call me and try to get your information. I will not, however, give your name to anyone, because it would be unwise for you to make private arrangements with anyone or couple to adopt your child. That would be a recipe for trouble in years to come. All arrangements should go through the Adoption Board.

If I can do anything to assist you further, please contact me.

Pastor

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