My fiance and I did the unthinkable: We returned our 5-month-old baby to the hospital despite the fact that our family loved her and thought she was adorable.
This was not our first child. We originally had two children, the oldest who lived to be 14-and-a-half. Our other daughter is 13.
After losing our first daughter we thought that we’d never have another, then a few months later we had another on the way. We made the decision after visiting an orphanage and just falling in love with the children there.
The day she was born we were smitten as our other daughter held her in her lap.
We named her Beyoncé, after the singer.
On the way home she was so good, but soon after we realized that we had made a mistake.
She always cried and screamed, even when we left her in her crib. The first two weeks we tried our best to ignore the cries so that we could get some sleep, but eventually they became too much.
Obviously not all babies are the same, and she just wasn’t living up to the standard set by our original daughter. We had to wake up several times at night to care for her. There was just absolutely no way to know that this was going to happen.
We realized soon enough that we didn’t have the time to deal with something that we had recently wanted so much.
Don’t get me wrong, we loved some of the things about her, the way she made us feel good about the way she acted in funny ways sometimes.
But every good thing about her just couldn’t make up for the stress she was causing us and finally took the hint that she just wasn’t right for our family. We had honest discussions among our family about how frustrating it all. We reflected on how it bummed us out that we no longer went out as a family because she was so much to deal with.
Our decision to give her up wasn’t an unusual as we thought though. Come to find out there were plenty of other people out there who sometimes are unable to plan ahead. It happens to the best of us.
The best time to give up your baby is when they’re still young, right when you’re sure they still haven’t bonded with you after about 6 to 10 months.
Luckily we aren’t one of those people who just abandon babies, and we were able to take it back so that it could be adopted by someone else. Of course that isn’t always possibly, so you should definitely look into putting them into an orphanage, primarily one that isn’t overcrowded. That way there won’t be any neglect.
By: George R.M. Spooner
Contact George via email at TribuneHeraldNews@gmail.com
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