One of the turning points in your life starts when you choose adoption. It’s a brave decision that you’re making out of love for your child. Many women from all different walks of life have chosen adoption to create a better future for themselves and their children.
It’s normal to recognize that parenting may not be the best choice for your situation. And it doesn’t make you a bad parent. On the contrary, it makes you the best parent because you’re choosing to put your child’s needs before your own.
But how does it feel to place your child for adoption? We’re here to explain how adoption can be one of the best decisions you could make for your child and how it can lead you to a brighter future.
American Adoptions is always here to help, and you can call 1-800-ADOPTION now to connect with a trusted birth parent specialist.
How Does it Feel To Place My Child for Adoption?
Adoption can come with many complex emotions. But these emotions can help you feel at peace with your decision and can help you realize that you’re doing what’s best for your child. Although your feelings are valid, many birth mothers try to focus on giving their child a better future.
Birth mother Natasha knows firsthand how it feels to pursue adoption and urges women going through the process to think of what’s best for their child.
“It is okay to feel sad, angry or guilty. You are absolutely, in no way, selfish for what you are doing,” she said. “A mother’s love for her child is like no other love. To be able to put that feeling aside because you want the best for your child is the most unselfish thing I know.”
Is it Hard to Place My Child for Adoption?
The adoption process can be hard on birth parents emotionally, but one of the main goals of adoption is to give your child the best life possible. You’re choosing to make a brave and selfless decision to put the well-being of your baby first. Adoption allows you to give your child the life they deserve while also allowing you to focus on any goals you have for the future.
Birth mother Julia chose adoption to put her child’s needs before her own and to create a better future for herself and her child.
“Honestly, just sit down and think about the best interest of your child,” she said. “You’re going to contemplate the decision a hundred times but at the end of the day, you’re going to know what’s right for you and what’s right for your child.”
What are the Benefits of Adoption?
Every decision made in the adoption process starts with you. Your birth parent specialist will coordinate every aspect of your adoption journey based on what you identified in your adoption plan. During the adoption planning stage, you’ll get to decide the type of family you want for your child, along with the type of adoption relationship you wish to have.
The beauty of adoption is that it doesn’t mean saying goodbye to your baby forever. Instead, it means you’ll be able to watch your child grow and thrive in an environment handpicked by you. Through open adoption, you can also create a lifelong bond with your child’s adoptive parents for years to come.
Another benefit of adoption is that it allows you to move forward in life so that you can continue pursuing any goals and dreams you have. It’s a way to take back control of your life during a time when it feels like the world is off-balance.
Birth mother Brittnee reflects on how adoption gave her child a chance to have a life filled with endless opportunities.
“I knew it was the right choice. I knew that she would have everything she deserved,” she said. “She would have amazing opportunities for education, she would have a loving and devoted family and be able to travel and see this amazing world we live in. I would be able to be a part of her life in a small and distant way, which made it bearable.”
If you’re interested in beginning the adoption process, connect with a trusted birth parent specialist now at 1-800-ADOPTION. You can also fill out our contact form to get free information.