Recession adoptions: Economy forces some women to give up babies


The recession has caused some people to postpone having children until they feel more financially stable. But now comes reports of some struggling families putting the kids they do have up for adoption, all because they can't afford to keep them in this economy.

A USA Today story profiles a a woman who says she really wanted to keep her baby, but just didn't see how she could afford it. Renee Siegfort, a single mother of three teens, says she has always struggled financially and didn't want a new baby to be even more of a burden on her and her children. "I didn't want to hurt my children," she says. Although she wrestled with this difficult decision, she says has no regrets about it because she found a family that can give her baby a good life and they continue to stay in touch.