How some women give up their child/children for adoption is not only courageous but very touching and heartbreaking. I have read of stories of teenagers who gave up their babies, immediately after delivery to an adoptive parent. And in some cases, the heartbreaking part is the loss of contact between the mother and child. I am quite fascinated with the story of adoption, the bond the child has with their adoptive parents and the relationship (if any contact is established) between the child and their biological mother.
I don't know, but for me, if I as a man were to do it, I am certain that it will haunt me for the rest of my life, it will be a grieving process for me, and as such, I don't see myself doing so. At the same time, I have a great deal of respect for mothers/parents who, because of poverty choose to give their child up for adoption to a rich caring couple. Their reason is to give the child a better life, as opposed to a life of poverty.
In one of the magazines, a story just surfaced that the father of Madonna's adopted son, David Banda just became a father again as his wife gave birth recently. He is hopeful of a reunion between his new born son and his biological son, now adopted by Madonna. If the adopted mother is the cruel type, she could veto such a reunion, but even if it occurs hopefully, and the kids grow up, how do you even explain the relationships to each other?
Now, which would you consider to be more touching, a poor woman who willingly gives up her child to be adopted by a rich caring couple, even if it means she wont have any contacts with him/her for the rest of her life, or a woman (like in Africa) who chooses a different route and keeps her child through thick and thin, because she does not to part with him/her.