Being a teen parent presents several problems, both medically for the pregnant adolescent and emotionally for both parents and, maybe, their kid in the future.
Often, neither parent is mature enough or financially secure to raise a child, which is one of the primary reasons why many of them choose an alternative path, such as adoption.
Jim Mcaskill, on the other hand, was not one of those teenagers. His partner became pregnant while he was just 15 years old. They had no idea what to do, but his partner was courageous enough to carry the baby and give birth to her.
But, she did not feel prepared to handle the responsibilities that come with having a kid at the early age of 15, so she chose to place the baby for adoption as soon as she was born.
Jim disagreed with her, but he was given no choice or alternative.
So, when his daughter Devon was born in 1978, he was thrilled to be a dad but sad that he would not be able to raise his child personally.
He was permitted to see his newborn kid and say his final goodbyes to her before she was gone forever—at least, that’s what he thought at the time.
He kissed his daughter farewell and assured her he loved her and that he would see her again someday.
After then, and for the next thirty years, he looked all around for her, but all of his efforts were futile. Until he met Nicole Stefanick on Facebook in 2013.
As per Jim, Nicole, his 35-year-old daughter, resembled her biological mother. He discovered her online and contacted her.
Things moved at a breakneck pace after that. They soon met in person, and they couldn’t stop crying.
When they first met, Jim had a necklace to present her in addition to a bunch of flowers.
When he first met the infant in the hospital, he snatched a beaded necklace off her neck and pledged to return it to her one day.
He returned it to her, and she wore it as a bracelet.
They spent a lot of time together exchanging recollections from their lives up to that point, trying to make up for missed time in the years to come.
Watch Jim speak about his daughter in the touching video below!