Tony & Lorie
We have wanted a baby forever and Glory be to God it happened! We had a lot of faith as we set forward on our journey! We read two books that we felt were helpful; Reaching Out by Nelson Handel and Adoption in America byRandall B. Hicks. We started the adoption process in January 2012. more ...
Parenting today is different than it was just a generation ago. Parenting situations that were uncommon in past generations are now commonplace. That doesn't make them any easier to deal with and progress through. The parenting situations now-a-days can be trying, overwhelming, and difficult, but it's a reality for many.
Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us through our profile. We cannot begin to express how grateful we are for you. Thank you for choosing to give your baby life. Thank you for loving your child enough to make this incredible sacrifice.
Teen parenting seems to be at a constant incline. While this may not be the best situation to be in, many teens have to deal with it. If you experience an unplanned pregnancy as a teenager, you may feel disbelief, disappointment, and fear about the future. While these feelings are normal, it is important to move beyond these negative feelings. Learning to accept your situation and make an informed decision are essential.
Single parenting is another reality that many parents have to face. Some single parents have become that way because of the death, divorce, or abandonment of a spouse. When this is the case, it can be difficult to get through each day. Some become single parents as a result of an unplanned pregnancy. And some are single parents because that was the next step they chose for their lives. Single parenting can be very difficult because one person takes the brunt of the responsibility. There aren't shared responsibilities or tasks. It is all dependent on that one person. Some single parents thrive under these conditions while others feel that they're drowning financially, mentally, and emotionally.
Co-parenting is also becoming more common. Even though the parents of a child or children may not be together as a couple, they both take parenting seriously and have decided to be co-parents--both actively participating in the life of their child. While some parents find this a great alternative to single parenting, it also comes with its trials and hurdles. Collaboration and cooperation are imperative for a successful co-parenting relationship.
Whichever parenting situation you currently find yourself, it is important to have a sturdy and reliable support system in place, comprised of trusted family members and friends. More information about dealing with the different parenting situations can be found in the subsequent pages. Remember, parenting is never easy. But finding balance in life and surrounding yourself with love can brighten any situation.