Birth mothers are often thought of as women who choose to "give up" their unborn babies for adoption. From talk shows to websites and even to casual conversation among friends, the term "give up" has become synonymous with adoption.
But if we as a society stopped to think about what we were really saying, we’d realize that couldn't be further from the truth.
The reality is that women do not "give up" anything when choosing adoption for their baby.
Instead, they are choosing a life for their child - a life complete with all of the hugs, laughter and lullabies they desire for their children. By choosing adoption over abortion, these women choose to do not what is easiest for themselves, but instead head down the difficult yet rewarding path to adoption out of nothing but pure love for their child.
Today's adoptions are considerably different than those from the mid-1900s and even those from the 1980s. Gone are the days when a woman simply handed her baby over to an adoptive family, never to see or hear from them again – and never knowing how her child grew up or knowing how much her child was loved.
Today's birth mothers see firsthand how their baby grows up though pictures, letters and sometimes even visits and phone calls.
And finally, women not only choose adoption, but they also choose the life they imagine for their baby. From family pets and holiday traditions to values and education, a woman chooses a family for her baby that fits all of the hopes and dreams she has for her child.
Rather than "giving up" their babies, these women do quite the opposite: they place their babies into the arms of eternally grateful, loving families that will spend their days appreciating the gift that a special woman gave them.
Please remember, no matter where you are in your pregnancy, whether your child is unborn or you just gave birth, we can help.
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