First and foremost, you are not giving up your baby. You are making a choice to place your baby for adoption with a loving family. And we know the decision to place your baby for adoption is a huge decision! An unexpected pregnancy can cause much distress, confusion, and potentially heartache; your life is quickly filled with fears for the future and the unknown. Family members and the birth father can be unsupportive and many mothers feel alone.
Where do you go when nothing makes sense?
Women place their babies for adoption for many different reasons. While every situation is different, there are three common reasons why women choose adoption:
Having a baby is not the plan right now
Babies often come unexpectedly. But, sometimes, your plans simply do not include a child. You may be in college, working full time, single or just not ready to raise a baby or another baby.
And, that’s ok! You have choices. Choosing adoption can be the best thing for you and your baby. While you may not be ready to raise a child, there are waiting families anxiously hoping for a birth mother to make this tough decision.
Adoption can be the greatest and most self-less gift you give your child.
The birth father is unknown, unsupportive, or uninvolved
While the birth father does have to agree to adoption, it is often the birth mother who initially makes the decision. It is the birth mother who carries the baby, grows to love him or her and, eventually, makes the choice to place her baby for adoption.
Being pregnant without the support of a partner is hard. There is no one to share the emotional and financial burden of pregnancy. Reaching out to Adoption Choices of Alabama can help you. We are highly trained to counsel birth mothers and fully explain the adoption process, walking you through every step of your journey.
Choosing adoption means you are not alone. Immediately, you have the emotional support of Adoption Choices. Once you choose a family to place your baby with, you will have the support and encouragement of your adoptive family as well.
There is even financial support available to help with the often overwhelming expenses of rent, food, prenatal care and other needs. With financial support from your adoptive family, you won’t have to worry about paying the bills when you are nine months pregnant.
Not ready to be someone’s mom.
Being a mother is a 24 hours, seven days a week job. There is no break. You are always on the clock with a tiny boss making demands every hour of the day. It’s totally understandable if you are not ready for motherhood.
When you place your baby for adoption, you can choose how involved you want to remain in your child’s life.
There are open, semi-open, or closed adoptions. Many birth mothers and adoptive families choose open adoptions and keep in touch with letters and pictures. On the other hand, closed adoptions are an option too in which you have no contact with the child and don’t know personal information about the adoptive parents
You are not alone. Pregnancy is hard, but adoption is a real option; YOUR CHOICE! Choosing to place your baby for adoption is not an easy decision, but sometimes it is the best option for you and your child. When you place your baby for adoption, doors open for both you and your baby.
Adoption is not the end. It is a new beginning.
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