3 Top Ways Adoption Positively Impacts You as a Birth Mother
When discussing the topic of adoption and it’s positive impacts, the discussion leans more towards the positive effects for the child and the adoptive parents, and less about you, the birth mother. Yet, you are an incredibly important piece of the puzzle and adoption positively impacts you as a birth mother as well. So, if you’re looking for a resource that shows you just what these positive effects can be, you’ve come to the right place!
The decision that you believe is best for you and your child may not be the easiest one, but it can certainly prove to be the most beneficial in the long run. Here are some top ways that placing your child for adoption can have a positive impact on you.
1. You are in Control
As a birth mother, making the decision to place your child up for adoption certainly isn’t the easiest. But it does give you the ability to place your child in the best care possible. You are the one who can meet each potential adoptive parent and decide if they are the parent who’s right for your child. You also have full control over everything else that happens in your adoption journey.
This is just one of the many ways that adoption positively impacts you. Choosing adoption not only makes an adoptive parent’s dream come true, but it also is one of the most loving sacrifices you can ever make. That speaks volumes to you as a person.
2. Financial Consideration
Let’s face it. Whether we want to discuss it or not, the reality is that children are very expensive. The average cost of a regular pack of diapers can run between $30-$50. If you’re not financially ready, this can be quite the hardship. But adoption can help with so many of the financial struggles of having a child. From finding different ways of paying off your medical expenses while pregnant, to paying off hospital bills after labor and delivery. Knowing that your child is in a financially stable family can give you even more peace of mind as well.
3. After the Adoption has been Finalized
Perhaps there was a dream that you were pursuing before you got pregnant. Or maybe you realized that you are not mother material, and motherhood was never in the cards for you. Whatever your reasons, adoption can help you get back to those life plans. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to establish a career, continue your travels, or admitting you’re not ready to raise a child. Adoption allows you to go back to those plans whenever you’re ready, while the child is a safe environment.
Adoption Positively Impacts You as a Birth Mother
Adoption has always been seen as something that has a positive impact on children. As it should. But it’s also time that we discuss more the positive impacts that adoption has on birth mothers as well. After all, you are the one who brings these precious lives into this world. It’s time the world reaffirmed you positively and the way you deserve.
Meet the Author: Gabrielle Willis is a lover of writing and knowledge, which shows in her everyday life. She graduated with a Bachelors in English in 2013, and recently graduated with a Masters in Creative Writing. She has also worked in the education sector for over 10 years, recently becoming a Literacy Tutor. At her core, her passion is reading and writing, and she loves sharing that with others.
She enjoys helping those considering adoption or going through the adoption process any way she can. This internship opportunity truly resonated with her and she hopes that her words will connect and inspire everyone who reads them.