As seen on 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption… 

The term Single Mother by Choice (SMC) is a funny one to me. Yes, ultimately it was my choice to adopt a baby on my own, but was it really what I would have chosen? No. I wanted to be married with a large family. To go on vacations together and return to our comfortable home with enough bedrooms for all. Yah, so “choice,” uh, not REALLY!

Most of my fellow (touché) SMC’s are over 40 as well, which presented another set of questions that arose when I was making the decision to embark on this thing called single motherhood. Namely…To continue reading, click here.