Nothing can be quite as encouraging as a story from someone who has experienced the same thing you are experiencing right now. These birth mothers understand the struggles you are feeling, and they are here to tell you that it’s going to be worth it.
Open and semi-open adoption has become increasingly common as the benefits of such situations are made clear. Still, some prospective birth mothers would prefer a closed adoption. Here are some things to consider about this big decision.
I believe the most important thing you can say to a woman who is considering adoption is — you have a choice. You always have a choice and I will support you either way.
Your relationship with the adoptive family and your child will be a brand-new experience. Navigating this type of relationship might be difficult, so it’s a good idea to envision what you’d like it to include beforehand. Here are some questions to ask yourself when you’re thinking of your future relationship with your child.
There will be moments in your adoption where you will feel challenged, vulnerable, and nervous with the weight of your baby’s future on your shoulders. But you don’t have to go through this on your own. Adoption specialists are always available whenever you need them.
Many women who placed children for adoption go on to have children they choose to parent, or may be in a position where they are placing a child after already having other children. How do you answer the inevitable questions about adoption? Here’s how.
Finding the right information for your unexpected pregnancy is one of the first steps you should take if you’re unsure of what to do next. Here, we’ve written a guide that outlines how to get unbiased information and support for your unplanned pregnancy.
Adoption can be amazing, but it can also be difficult. You don’t have to go through it alone. Whether you are a birth parent or adoptive parent, there are resources to help you along the way.
Not a single day has passed on my adoption journey where I didn’t feel loved, accepted and supported by these four people in my life. Words can never fully express my gratitude.
Facing an unplanned pregnancy is one of the most frightening and overwhelming situations a woman can face. If you are the father of the baby, it can be scary for you too.