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5 Common Birth Mother Fears

By Elshadie Solomon

Adoption is a very lengthy and personal process that takes a very hard decision to determine the child’s future. Birth mothers often experience a range of emotions and fears when considering adoption. It’s normal not to fully understand your feelings during this time,  but the agency can offer reassurance to help you take some stress off your hands. This process will help you ensure that you and your child are respected and acknowledged during this journey.

There are many reasons why birth mothers put their baby up for adoption. But, regardless of the reason this adoption ensures that the child is placed in a loving home. During this process, it is important to know that the various resources in the adoption agency are there to help you and your child thrive. While connecting you with future adoptive parents who are ready and committed to helping adopt your baby.

What Are the Different Types of Adoption?

Open Adoption: In agencies near you, different types of adoptions are offered to provide you and your child with the best plan. Open adoption allows birth mothers to have some contact with the child and adoptive family. This allows the birth mother to be aware of the different decisions being made during the child’s life. This can offer some knowledge during the different times in the child’s life so that the birth mother is made aware during this process.

Understanding 5 Common Adoption Fears for Birth Mothers

Adoption may seem scary to birth mothers for many reasons. Here are 5 common fears birth mothers have while facing adoption:

  • Fear of Loss: Having to deal with an unplanned pregnancy can be very difficult. The thought of missing experiences with your child and the connection you hoped to have can be a lot.  But know that you are making the best possible solution for you and your child. The long-term impact of the decision will help ensure that your child’s well-being is looked out for. Also, the child will be loved and cared for when placed with the adoptive parent that you choose.
  • Fear of Uncertainty: Not knowing what will go on in your  child’s future can be very scary and overwhelming. Different types of adoptions, such as open adoption and semi-open adoption, allow you to gain contact and updates. Therefore this allows mothers to stay aware of the child’s growth and any other information about the child. 
  • Fear of Judgement: Most birth mothers often feel scared of choosing adoption because they feel that they will be judged by others. But it’s important to know that the decision that was made is the absolute best way to ensure a bright future. Adoption is a selfless act that is done with love and strength that helps your child be in a loving home. This involves great bravery and it’s okay to take some time with your decision.
  • Fear of Losing Control: Worries about not having a say in the decisions of the child’s future can cause a lot of confusion and stress. However, understanding the different types of adoption is very important so you and the adoptive parent can see what’s right for you. These different plans allow the birth parent to have some say in the decision-making process for the child. 
  • Fear of Regret: Most birth mothers often question if they made the right choice regarding their child. However, it is normal to question things during this process because reassurance is necessary during this time. Different support groups are offered in adoption centers to help reassure you of your decision.

Reassurance During the Adoption Process

Support groups: In adoption agencies, you can be connected with different counselors who are able to help you navigate during this process. It will also provide you with an environment that helps you express your feelings and gain support during this time. Also allows you to connect with different people with similar experiences to help you know that you are not alone.

Family profiles: Many of your local adoption agencies are able to provide you with family profiles so that you can pick which one is best for your child. By providing these profiles it allows you to have some level of reassurances on who is going to be in your child’s future. Also, this allows you to have insights on who you think will have the best interest of your child.

Working through Adoption Fears with Adoption Choices of Kansas 

The process of placing a child for adoption is a very difficult decision for the birth mother to make and take part in. It comes with a whirlwind of emotions that is an important part of this journey. Our private adoption service in Missouri helps you seek support and resources so that you can navigate this process easily. 

Our agency helps you with accessing different resources and helping you understand the different adoption options. By having various individuals by your side, you are met with different profiles of adoptive parents waiting to take care of your child. Adoption Choices of Kansas is there to help you so that you can make the best decision for your child. As well as know that you are supported every step of the way. 

Adoption Choices of Kansas wants you to know as the birth mother that you are not alone in this journey. Providing you with counseling services helps you, as the birth mother, understand how you feel and explore the different options in adoption. The community that you are surrounded with can be confronting, and the support groups offered will make you feel empowered.

Our adoption agency will help you understand your personal preferences when making your adoption plan. We ensure that you and your child’s experiences are validated and continue to respect your rights and wishes through this adoption process. Contact Adoption Choices of Kansas for help today.

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