As the birth parent, it’s normal to experience a wave of emotions as you navigate the complexities of the adoption process. Everyone’s different, and there’s no right or wrong way for you to feel when you place your child up for adoption.
But from countless testimonials from real birth mothers, we’ve learned that there are a few common emotions often felt throughout the adoption process. You may be experiencing a range of emotions, from grief to denial, but know you’re not alone. With our 24/7 birth mother adoption support and guidance, you’ll be on the right track toward getting the help you need.
You can always contact us online or call 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with one of our experienced specialists. We’re always here to support you.
Where to Find Post-Adoption Support and Resources
There are many adoption support resources out there that can help you cope with your emotions as you navigate the adoption process. Adoption can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it can also be one of the most emotional journeys of a lifetime. Our specialists know how selfless you are for making this brave decision, and they’re always available to help. Below are some ways you can seek support during your adoption journey and beyond:
Talk to Your Birth Parent Specialist
When you work with our agency, you’ll be connected to a birth parent specialist that will be your No. 1 supporter throughout the entire process. They’ll be there for you throughout your journey and will be your advocate even after your adoption is complete.
From creating your adoption plan to helping you search for the perfect family, your birth parent specialist will be your right-hand man and will guide you every step of the way. With over 40 years of experience as one of the largest national domestic infant adoption agencies in the U.S., you can trust our specialists to provide the adoption support you need to navigate your emotions.
Real birth mothers have gone through the adoption process and received unwavering adoption support from our agency.
“During the next couple of months, Sarah and I talked almost daily. She was especially eager to hear about my doctor’s visits,” Jennifer said. “She also called to just check on me, to make sure I was doing alright emotionally. She gave me her cell phone number and told me I could call her 24/7 for whatever reason. She became a friend.”
Find Local Support Groups
We can help you find local birth mother adoption support groups and post-adoption support resources to assist you in coping with the complex emotions you may experience during the adoption process. These groups provide a safe space for sharing experiences and receiving guidance from professionals.
We can connect you with counseling services, support helplines and adoption birth mother support groups tailored to help you cope post-adoption. These local adoption support services offer a supportive community and tools to help you navigate the emotional challenges you may face, providing understanding and empowerment throughout your adoption journey and beyond.
Reach Out to Friends and Family
When you’re struggling to cope with the emotions of adoption, it’s important to reach out to friends and family who support you. We can help you effectively connect with your loved ones during these tough times. We’ll provide you with tips on how to communicate openly, express your feelings and ask for the adoption support you need.
This might involve scheduling regular check-ins, meeting in person or using different communication methods to stay connected. Sharing your emotions and experiences with supportive friends and family can bring comfort, understanding, and encouragement. They can be there for you, offering love and support as you navigate the complexities of adoption.
How Open Adoption Can Help You Cope
Thanks to innovations in the adoption process, open adoption has become more popular among birth mothers. This type of adoption involves communication with the adoptive family and your child. You’ll be able to stay up to date on your child’s milestones and progress as they get older. The beauty behind open adoption is that you can stay in touch as much or as little as you’d like.
Open adoption can help you cope because it allows you to see your baby grow and thrive firsthand. By staying connected and involved, you can witness your child’s happiness and development.
Open adoption can help ease some of the complex emotions that come with adoption, as you can see the positive impact of your decision on your child’s life. No matter what, we are always here to help you as you navigate your emotions.
It’s not easy dealing coping with your emotions alone, and our specialists will provide the adoption support resources you need. To connect with a birth parent specialist, contact us online or call 1-800-ADOPTION now.