- Autumn's POV -
Dean sat down next to me. He hugged me close to him. I cuddled even further into him.
"Dean, I think I'm going to go with our plan, you know? The open adoption. Can you find some agency?" I said to him, I had thought about it when I wasn't doing anything. I wasn't ready to see the truth about me being pregnant so I asked him to do everything for me, from planning a doctor's appointment to finding an agency and calling them.
"Darling, I already found one; we have an appointment with them today at three PM."
"When were you planning on telling me this?!" I yelled out angrily as I jumped off the couch. He had done all of this around my back, what if I would have made plans today.
"Sorry honey, I forgot to tell you." He said looking remorseful. I couldn't stay mad at him so I climbed on his lap and laid my head on his chest.
"I love you." I said to him. He sighed in response.
"You are definitely pregnant. Your mood swings are all over the place." He said with a chuckle as he cradled me against him.
We sat there chatting about nothing and everything for ages, and then we had to leave for our appointment with the adoption agency.
We arrived and Dean checked us in. I sat down on a couch. Looking around I saw a lot of pregnant women. Most of them were pretty young. A few of them looked scared to death. As I looked around Dean sat down next to me. I jumped a little in surprise. He placed his arm around the back of my chair and we waited to get called.
"Autumn Summers and Dean Rosing." Our names got called and we got up and walked with the lady.
"Hi, I'm Antoinette; I'll be your agent." She said to us. We introduced ourselves and then sat down.
"So why do you want to give your baby up for adoption?"
"The baby was made when I was in captivity, I didn't want to do the actual act and I don't want to raise the baby, I'm afraid it'll remind me of him."
"So you were kidnapped and raped? Are you the Autumn Summers from the news? The one that survived James Smith twice and the one that killed him in self defense? You are so strong!"
"Yeah that's me."
"Okay we will make sure you get the best possible treatment. What type of adoption are you interested in?"
"I want and open adoption, I want to know it's doing okay, but I don't want to be a part of his life."
"So you want to know it's not turning out like its father?"
"Yeah, because I couldn't live with my choice if I knew he would turn out a criminal."
"Okay, So I have a file here from families that are looking to adopt a baby and that are interested in an open adoption. We could take a look at them and then you can say which ones you want to meet." She grabbed some files from the cabinet and laid them on the table.
"So this is the first one. They already have one adopted toddler. Their names are Claire Olive and Tyler Olive. Their son is called Brian. They are in their 30's. He is a professor and she is a stay at home mom. They have the typical white fenced house with a large garden." I looked at Dean.
"They sound pretty good. Can we meet them?"
"Yeah sure I'll put them on the yes pile. So next one are James Pierre and Iris Pierre." As soon as I heard James I shook my head.
"Okay I guess they aren't a fit couple. Next are Monica and Elise Yvere. They are lesbian. They are also in their 30's they have a dog that really loves kids. His name is Munchkin. They live in an apartment but want to move into a house as soon as they know they can adopt a baby."
"They sound really nice, place them on the yes pile." I said being a bit more comfortable. We went through 10 more files, saying yes or no. In the end we had 5 couples we wanted to meet. She made some appointments with them and we were out on our way again. We went back home and I sat back down on the couch.
"Dean could we maybe check my bakery?" I asked as I was worried about business there, after all I had been in captivity for 3 months. We walked to the car after he nodded and we entered my bakery. My employees all laughed and hugged me as they saw me. Some looking at my stomach in disgust. I walked back to the kitchen and started to work on some dough. When I had it finished I grabbed some finished cakes and started to decorate them for the shop. I made one as a thank you cake to bring to Dean's office for all of the people that helped safe me.
"Dean now I want to go to your office." I said with the cake in a box in my arms. We went with the car and as we arrived in the office a bunch of people applauded me. I gave everyone a piece of the cake. And then we went back home. We went upstairs and cuddled together in his bed.