The beginning of someone’s life is not the end of mine. I experienced a series of tragic events in 7th grade. In 8th grade, I switched schools and immediately bonded with my new religion teacher. She completely renewed my faith in God, and helped shape the woman I am today.

Ten years later, I found out I was pregnant... Catholic, single, and (to my standards) unfit to raise a child, I was beyond terrified. With abortion being out of the question, the first person I turned to was my priest. I asked him if he knew of anyone in our parish looking to adopt, and he sent me my 8th grade teacher’s email address. This was fate. I have never been so sure about anything in my entire life. God sent this woman to me ten years ago, and now He is sending me to her. My time to be a mother will come, but this is her time now." -Gretta



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