— Jennifer Mercurio (@DoubleDutyMommy) July 20, 2012
Oxygen will premiere a new show called I’m Having Their Baby on July 23rd.
I’m Having Their Baby is a deep and emotional six-part docu-series that reveals the story that often goes untold – that of young, pregnant women as they struggle to go through with the most difficult decision of their lives, whether or not to place their babies for adoption. These would-be moms want a brighter future for their unborn child as well as better life for themselves, but face a mountain of inner turmoil as they search for potential adoptive parents as well as make their birth and transfer plans.
I was curious if any of you have had to deal with a difficult decision like or has someone in your life?
I had my first daughter when I was 20 and for a split second the decision to either keep her or not went through my head. I can’t imagine my life without her but these women make that decision.
The premiere episode features Amanda, a 28-year-old mother raising two boys, as well as her boyfriend’s son, in Chehalis, WA. This mom knows how much work goes into parenting, and given her current economic situation, feels she cannot properly support another child. Mariah, 8-months pregnant, is also profiled in the first episode. She lives with her boyfriend and 9-month-old daughter in Anderson, IN. As the 18-year-old mom of an infant, Mariah knows she cannot afford another child and doesn’t want to turn out like many other girls in her community: a young, struggling, single mother.
Fans of “I’m Having Their Baby” can “like” the show’s official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/#!/ImHavingTheirBaby and follow Oxygen on Twitter at https://twitter.com/IHTBonOxygen for access to exclusive content.
Will you be watching Oxygen on the 23rd? Let me know and let’s start a conversation about this show. There are also Message Boards that you can participate in if you’d like some support.
I want your honest thoughts about the show so please comment below and one lucky reader of Double Duty Mommy will win a $100 Visa gift card!
Disclosure: This giveaway will end on July 23rd at 11:59 PM Eastern time. Winner will be chosen via a random number generator. Giveaway is open to US entries. The winner must contact me in 24 hours to claim their prize. Good luck to everyone!
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