If you’re considering placing your baby for adoption, you’re likely afraid of the intense emotions that you’ll experience after placement. Grieving a loss is normal, but you might be surprised at some of these common feelings birth mothers have after placement.
The adoption journey is full of challenging emotions. Jealousy can be especially difficult, but it’s a common feeling for birth mothers. Here’s what you should know about it and how to respond.
How can you maintain open adoption when in-person contact isn’t an option? We’ve gathered five ideas to keep you healthy and keep your post-placement relationship happy.
Making an adoption plan can be tough. But, as you’re trying to do what’s best for your baby, don’t forget to take care of yourself, too.
Life is full of changes. But, what if something major occurs to your child’s adoptive family? What’s your role as a birth parent? Find some example situations here.
Returning to “normal life” after placing your baby for adoption can be difficult, especially when it comes to dating. When is it time to share your adoption history, and how do you even start? Here are some things to consider.
Writing a letter to your child after placement is equal parts cathartic and terrifying. Finding the right words to express how you’re feeling can be daunting. If you’re unsure of how to convey how much your child means to you, learn more here.
If you’re placing a child for adoption, you might want to bring your parents, siblings or other relatives into the journey. But, how can you do so in a positive and supportive way?
Choosing adoption benefits more than just the adoptee — it also helps a birth parent develop certain strengths and personal characteristics. Find out what they are here.
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