Tips for birthmothers considering adoption

Women who are pregnant and considering adoption may feel uncertain and have questions to determine if this is the right decision for them and their unborn child. Having sufficient support and information during this time can be extremely reassuring for anyone thinking about placing their baby for adoption. In order to help birth mothers in their time of uncertainty, we have compiled some common questions and answers from birth mothers who have gone through the adoption process.

If you’re pregnant and considering adoption, your mind is probably bursting with questions and anxiety. Adoption is a wonderful choice for you and your baby, but you want to know that you’re making the right decision. Information and support are the key to knowing you’re making the right choice. For all the birthmothers out there who might be considering adoption, we thought we’d kick off the new year with a blog post about the most common questions we hear from birthmothers.

Let’s start with the most common question:

How do you know that adoption is the right choice?

Every birthmother has different reasons for placing their baby for adoption – every situation is unique. Most commonly, birthmothers want “what’s best for their baby” because they’re unable to provide the life they want to provide.

While many women gravitate immediately towards adoption, others need more information to make the decision. Your doctor can help, and many pregnancy centers have a wealth of information to share as well. The best thing you can do is talk to an adoption agency. We’ve helped hundreds of mothers place their children, and we can walk you through every step of the process so you’ll know you’re making the right choice.

Can you talk to other birthmothers?

Definitely! Again, talking to us is the best route – we can connect you with many of our past birthmothers who’d be happy to talk to you about the choice they made and the experience they had with Lifetree. Many times, talking to other birthmothers helps you find peace in the decision you’re making.

What about the negative aspects of adoption?

There’s nothing wrong with adoption. Sure, it’s a difficult emotional decision, but it’s a wonderful choice for you and your baby. You should check out our adoption mythbusting blog post – it’ll help you see that the myths are untrue – birthmothers aren’t selfish or irresponsible – they’re choosing a better future for both themselves and their babies.

How are the adoptive parents chosen?

You’re a part of that process! We’ve got info here on our site about all of our waiting families, and we have adoption albums for each of our families as well. We’ll help you look through, make a decision, and even be there with you when you meet with the family. Ultimately, it’s your decision – but we’ll help you with every step!

Those are the most common questions we hear – but we know you’ve got your own questions. That’s what we’re here for! It’s literally the reason we’re here. Call Lifetree at any time and we’ll answer all of your questions – you can reach us 24 hours a day at 972-491-3333. We know it’s a huge decision, and we want to help you make the right one.

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