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Helping a friend with adoption? Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
6th Dec '12

So my friend is pregnant with the 3rd time and for a number of reasons decided it's in everyone's best interest to give the baby to a family she knows that would love the baby. She's having a really hard time with it though, and getting really depressed feeling the baby kick and stuff. I've never been in this situation so I don't know how to help, or how I can be supportive without being insensitive. Any suggestions?

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11974 posts
6th Dec '12

Just be there to listen and a shoulder to cry on. You don't need to give advice or suggestions just be there.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Clk:" Just be there to listen and a shoulder to cry on. You don't need to give advice or suggestions just be there."

Ok, that's what I'm trying to do I just feel like it's not enough :(

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11974 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Carol :):" Ok, that's what I'm trying to do I just feel like it's not enough :("


For your friend it probably is. In her position that is all I would want 100% support, no unsolicited advice or suggestions.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Clk:" For your friend it probably is. In her position that is all I would want 100% support, no unsolicited advice or suggestions."

Thank you :) I get the feeling from FB post that very few people are supporting her in this so I want to make sure she knows I'm here for her.

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11974 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Carol :):" Thank you :) I get the feeling from FB post that very few people are supporting her in this so I want to make sure she knows I'm here for her."

You are being a great friend, she is lucky to have you. :)