A close friend of mine who is 34 and never been married is raising a child by herself. She was keeping the child when he was about 2 years old while the biological mother would go off for a week at a time out of town for job training. Eventually, the mother got to where she would not come home and basically abandoned the child. My friend then chose to adopt him. At times, I think she regrets the decision, but also, I think she was somewhat put on the spot and felt pressured to adopt him so that he would not end up in the system. She loves him, but about kills herself physically working several jobs to support him. And there have been personality conflicts between herself and the child. She has struggled to bond with him. But, if it had not been for her, there is no telling where that child would be today. Instead he is being raised in a God-fearing home. I, myself, am a single mother of 3 and it is a tough row to hoe!!! But, then we all have our crosses to bear.
I think if you pray about it and feel peace in your heart that God is leading you, then it should be fine. Just don’t do like my friend did and do it because of pressure. (Like, I’m afraid I won’t ever be married and have children, so I need to hurry and do this now, type of thing.) As long as you have your whole heart in it, and you are prepared for the struggle…and the questions…sometimes judgements… from others… then go for it!