When a man met a potential love interest, he was surprised to learn that she was pregnant. His decision to pursue a relationship was met with apprehension but taught others a lesson.
A woman from Brazil was excited when she met someone new who seemed like a respectable man that would treat her well. However, Caroline Oliveira soon saw his true colors and got out of the relationship.
Oliveira prayed God would send her a partner who had similar goals and wanted to build a family. She unexpectedly met someone through Uber last year, and they hit it off. Her new romance with Edgar Costa was everything she hoped for.
[Left] Man holds a baby that is not his biologically; [Right] Man excitedly welcomes his girlfriend's child. | Source: facebook.com/elobservadordr facebook.com/claudineydinizoficial
AFRAID OF GETTING INVOLVED
A week after meeting, Costa learned something from Oliveira's photos—she was pregnant. While many men would have ended the relationship right away, Costa was different.
The 27-year-old shared: "I met Carol, and by surprise, I learned that she was carrying a little package. Wow, what a scare! God, will I become a father like that?" It was a surprise, and he was afraid of getting involved, but it did not stop him.
HE FELL IN LOVE WITH A PREGNANT WOMAN
The love between the couple was something worth fighting for. Costa shared: "I just fell in love with someone who was pregnant."
Oliveira was at the early stages of her pregnancy when they started dating, and Costa was there for her every step of the way. He was honored to have a place in their beautiful story.
CRITICISM FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Oliveira was thrilled that she had met "the love of her life" and excited they were building a family. However, it was not always easy, and the couple received their fair share of criticism.
Friends and family warned Costa not to involve himself with a pregnant woman. Despite the comments, the couple was confident in their connection and believed they belonged together.
EXCITED ABOUT THEIR FUTURE
They planned to get married at the end of 2021 and were ecstatic when they welcomed baby Lara into the world. Costa expressed: "I am in love with these two women, and I will do everything in my power for them."
He was also thrilled to have witnessed the birth and excited about the future that awaited their little family. The proud boyfriend decided to share their emotional story online.
THE ONLINE REACTION
Netizens had varying opinions about Costa's involvement—while many praised his willingness to raise the child, not everyone was so kind. The couple was offended by some hurtful words and deleted their post.
However, it was still on the internet because many people had already shared it and applauded the father. They were happy to be a testimony of love and hoped their story taught others an important lesson about commitment.
ANOTHER MAN SUPPORTS HIS NEW GIRLFRIEND'S PREGNANCY
The leap to fatherhood is challenging, and some men take on the responsibility even when the child is not theirs biologically. Like Costa, another man from Brisbane, Australia, supported his new girlfriend, who was carrying another man's baby.
Max Silvy had only been on four dates with Tinder match Alyssa Hodges when she went into labor last month. He stayed by her side during the week-long contractions and is dedicated to helping her raise baby Ollie.
They revealed that the birth helped them bond, and while there was some apprehension from their families, everyone has made peace with it. Both Silvy and Costa prove that love and devotion are all you need to build a family.