High school graduation is a moment of celebration, but 18-year-old Kaleena Pysher is not in the mood to celebrate for she found out that she was pregnant a few months before she took the stage. She felt fear and worry and her future suddenly seems bleak.
Prior her pregnancy, Kaleena is planning to go to college to become a dental hygienist. She even landed a scholarship. However, the situation has changed.
She decided to carry and to look for the best home that will take care of her child.
She already found the perfect and loving couple that will shower her infant with love and care. The woman used to babysit Kaleena when she was young and she figured out that she will be an ideal mom for her child.
“I would trust her with my life. I would trust her with my baby. She will get quality love, parental guidance, and a good education. She wouldn’t be able to get that with me,” she said.
The couple agreed to open adoption. This way Kaleena would still be able to play a role in her daughter’s life.
After nine months, Kaleena gave birth to a healthy baby girl. The adoptive parents named her Raylie. The adoptive parents asked Kaleena to choose the baby’s middle name – Brooke.
“As soon as she came out, they plopped her on my chest,” Kaleena said. “She was crying. I was just so happy.”
After handing the baby to her new adoptive parents, her participation in the life of her daughter has not ended yet. She pumped her breastmilk every two hours and sealed them in plastic bags for Raylie.
With her love for her daughter who she gave up for adoption, she endured sleepless nights and cracked nipples. She just wanted her kid to get all the antibodies and nutrients that the breastmilk will supply her daughter. She packed all the little baggies and shipped them to the adoptive parents.
Thanks to open adoption, Kaleena is still able to take care of her daughter in her own little ways. The new parents assured her that she will be invited to birthday parties, will receive video chats, will be allowed to send Christmas presents and so on.
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