A 22-year-old man adopted his friend's neglected baby, and his parents disapproved. The young man is currently studying for the MCAT, but his parents believe he made a mistake by adopting the child. The man's mother consistently comments about his twin brother and how he is living his life to make him feel like he made a mistake. The young man got fed up and gave his mom an ultimatum, telling her she either needed to accept the situation or opt out. Read more about this story and the young man's decision to adopt his friend's neglected baby.
Selfless act of adopting baby from neglectful birth mother ❤️
Overcoming judgment from parents while pursuing dreams for adopted daughter
Feeling judged by mother for not having a partner 😒
Man confronts mother over adopted daughter, gives ultimatum for acceptance.
Clarifying some points about the previous discussion 👍
MCAT not a must for med school: post sparks discussion.
Confident about adoption decision with support from friends and plan. 🙌
Determined parent shuts down adoption debate with powerful statement 🙌
Updates on the story, what happened next?
Parent defends love for adopted daughter amidst criticism. ❤️
Adoptive parent shuts down criticisms on parenting choices. 🙅🏻
Man stands up to mother's criticism over adopted daughter 🚫👵
A man who adopted his daughter after her birth mother neglected her has grown tired of his mother's comments about how he threw his life away. Despite keeping up with his studies and preparing for the MCAT, the man's mother continues comparing him to his twin brother and girlfriend. He has given her an ultimatum: either accept the situation and support him or opt-out and not have a relationship with his daughter. The man has a childcare plan and support outside of his family, and he can be a parent. Nowadays, it's important to remember that family dynamics come in all shapes and sizes. In the next section, let's examine what people say about this man's adoption decision and his mother's reaction.
Single dad stands his ground against unsupportive family. 🙌
Parental support matters. NTA stands firm in adopting daughter. 👍
Mother tries to control adult son's decision to adopt daughter 😒
Adopting without a support system: Are you prepared? 🤔
Is 22 too young for med school and single parenthood? NAH.
Heartwarming support for man adopting daughter despite gender stereotype
Support and resources can make parenting during med school doable 👍
Wishing them both the best of luck 🤞
Adoption laws questioned, but commenter supports OP's actions. 👍
Debate over single men adopting babies sparks skepticism and personal anecdotes 🤔
Defending life choices, the commenter suggests a tough choice for grandma.
Single parent's unrealistic plan for med school and childcare 🤔
Curious about the 22-year-old's support system for adopted daughter 🤔
Medical school and parenthood, a difficult balancing act 🤔
Adopting affects everyone, OP needs to work on preserving relationships.
Adopting friend's daughter not in best interest of child 🚫
Concerns raised about single mother's career and childcare balance. 🧡
Single mother defends adopting at 21 amidst criticism 🙌
Adopting an older child while unstable? Noble but risky move. 💰
Adopting a child while studying for MCAT and med school? Reality check.
Doubts raised over the authenticity of the post 🤔🤷♀️
Can OP balance parenting and med school? One reply thinks not 💼👶
You're in charge of your own life 🙌
Mother's intentions clear, ultimatum justified. 🤷♀️
Questioning the validity of the adoption agency's decision 🤔
NTA for adopting and mom needs to be proud of you 🤗
Empathy is key. Understanding both perspectives is important here. ❤️
Being a single parent and a med student is tough. NTA.
Adopted daughter accepted, but parents not on board. NTA.
Choosing family over negativity, NTA wins the day! 🙌
Be patient with worried moms 😉
Proud mother of three commends son's selflessness ❤️
Asserting independence as a parent, NTA 👍👶
Supportive comment encourages parent to accept adopted daughter 👏
Adoptive parent stands up to critical mother, chooses daughter first ❤️
Financial strain on family after adoption, INFO comment raises questions.
Live your life, make your choices, and be happy! 😊 NTA.
Love knows no blood. Spread love and adopt today! ❤️
Adoptive mother praised for making a selfless and thoughtful decision 👏
Supportive comment receives praise with thumbs up emoji 👍
Choosing to be a father, NTA wins this round 🎉
Single dad takes in adopted daughter; NTA, despite mother's disapproval 👏
Encouraging response to NTA comment about MCAT with 🤞emoji
NTA but can't juggle 5 full-time jobs, need help 🤔
Supportive comment defends young parent's decision to adopt ❤️
Redditors judge OP's parenting decision, but he's NTA for standing up for himself.
Supportive commenters agree: NTA for cutting out negativity ❤️
Mom gets a time out for adoption ultimatum. 👍
Set firm boundaries with family for adopted daughter's sake. 🚫
Respectful OP stands up to mother's unwanted opinions. 👏
Unwavering support and love for adopted child 🙌❤️
Adopted daughter is not a pandemic puppy. 👏
Commenter supports the man's decision 👍
Choosing to adopt young doesn't make you a bad parent. 🙌
Adopting a child is a noble decision! 👏
Adopted daughter deserves love too ❤️ Stand your ground!
Heartwarming support for single dad's adoption decision ❤️👨👧