As a mother, you have the chance to give your child the life you imagine through adoption. Adoption can provide a lifetime of love and opportunities, and your dreams for yourself and your child can help you build your future in the best way possible.

To learn about adoption from a professional, click here. You can also read on to learn more about how your dreams can shape your adoption experience.

Imagine the Ideal Life for You and Your Child

Every parent has dreams for their child, but those dreams are unique to each person. As you consider adoption, tapping into your dreams can help you make the decision that will be best for you and your child.

Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Where do I imagine myself in five years?
  • Where do I imagine would be best for my child?
  • What would the ideal day-to-day look like for my child?
  • What do I want to see in my child’s life that I didn’t have in my own life?

You can be as specific as you want to be. Some things you might consider include:

  • Location
  • Siblings
  • School opportunities
  • Stay-at-home parents
  • Family support
  • Parenting styles
  • Religious values

Is Adoption Right for Me?

As you think about the ideal life for you and your child, this can give you a space to explore what your life is now and what would need to change or stay the same for you and your child to have the life you imagine.

Thinking about barriers and roadblocks to get to your ideal life can help you consider your next steps.

What Can Adoption Provide?

As you consider your choices, here are some of the ways that adoption has helped people fulfill what their dreams for their children.


One of the most wonderful things about modern adoption is that you can see your child grow and thrive through open adoption. Although adoption used to be more secretive, now it is much more common for you to have continued updates on your child and for your child to know you.

That means you can be reassured that your child is thriving, and you can even have regular updates through pictures, emails, phone calls or even in-person visits.


Just as you love your child, there are families waiting to love a child with their whole hearts. Many families who choose adoption have dreamed of a child for years and are waiting for the chance to become parents.


Adoptive parents can provide safety for a child’s health as well as emotional and mental well-being. You can rest assured that families are safe and have prepared fully for a child, as screening includes home safety checks, background checks, pre-adoption counseling and more.


Every adoptive parent is prepared for parenthood, and many have been waiting for months or years. Adoptive families can fulfill whatever dreams you have for your child, including things like:

  • Coaching sports or taking your child to after-school activities
  • Sending your child to private schools and to a dream college
  • Helping your child achieve their dreams, whatever they may be

No matter what you envision for your child, adoption always makes it possible. It can turn those dreams into reality.