Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts just released his memoir, “Shotgun Angels: My Story of Broken Roads and Unshakeable Hope,” where he revealed that he and a former girlfriend had a baby that they gave up for adoption.
According to the reports, in his early 20s, Jay’s girlfriend of one month became pregnant after they had “relations” one time. He said they had talked about getting married and raising the little girl, but the girlfriend did not want anything to do with him. Jay said that terminating the pregnancy was never an option, so they began to discuss adoption.
Jay’s mother offered to adopt the baby girl, but Jay said the girlfriend did an outside adoption without allowing him to see the child. Jay says his daughter would be in her 20’s now. Jay said he would love to meet his daughter, but that it’s not in his hands. He says the adoptive family was supposed to give her a letter when she turned 14 that would tell her that Jay did not abandon her and wanted to be in her life. Jay DeMarcus married Allison Alderson in 2004 and they have two children: 8-year old Madeline and 6-year old Dylan.
WHAT HURTS THE MOST is that here is a dad who wanted to be in his daughter’s life and that chance was snatched from him. MY WISH is that one day, Jay gets to meet his little “rascal” and that she learns that her daddy wanted her and wanted to be a part of her life. Hopefully by sharing his story, he can at least find his daughter and maybe the two can meet and start to build a relationship a little bit more EVERY DAY…yep, I LIKE THE SOUND OF THAT. I’m a true believer it is never too late. Good luck, Jay…. may God BLESS (your) BROKEN ROAD.