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Why You Should Recognize National Adoption Month as a Birth Mother

National Adoption Month has arrived! If you are unfamiliar with what this means, National Adoption Month takes place every November. It is time dedicated to spreading awareness about adoption and provides you with an opportunity to learn about everything related to adoption. Additionally, it seeks to honor and celebrate the members of the adoption triad — birth mothers, adoptive parents and adoptees — and how each of these individuals are emotionally connected with each other.

If you are an expectant mother and want to place your baby for adoption, you may still be wondering what this all has to do with you and why you should recognize National Adoption Month as a birth mother. You’ve come to the right place! We are here to tell you just that! Hopefully, the following will show you how important recognizing this month is, and give you some ideas on how you can celebrate.

  1. You gave adoptive parents the opportunity to be parents

There are many people who have the dream of one day becoming parents. But, for any number of reasons, they may not have been able to fulfill that dream on their own. Even after trying for years, and multiple family planning methods. No matter what the reason, though, you provided your child’s adoptive parents the chance to become parents. You helped their dreams come true. Anyone who can give that much to another family deserves to be recognized and celebrated.

  1. You can Share Your Child’s Adoption Story with Them

Another way to celebrate is to try writing. Not only is it a great way for you to have the opportunity to feel connected to your child, it’s also rather therapeutic and may help you sort out some thoughts and feelings that you weren’t even aware of. You can write entries for the whole thirty days of November and, if you enjoy it, you can keep it going longer. If you feel comfortable, you can put several entries together as a small book to present to your child as a baby or when they are old enough to read it. Either way, it’s a great keepsake and great way to add to the celebration.

If you really want to take journaling to another level, you may also want to consider starting a blog. Other birth mothers can read your thoughts and feelings, and they may take comfort in knowing someone else understands them as well.

  1. You can Connect and Learn on Social Media

Social media has always been an awesome way for us to share information with our friends, relatives, peers and the general public. Sharing information about National Adoption Month and what it is can help generate more publicity for the month, and give you a chance to learn more yourself as you’re connecting with others.

For the thirty days of November, consider researching adoption agencies near you — especially Adoption Choices of Kansas— to learn about any events or meet and greets that are happening in your area. Check out our website, look over our resources and let us know how we can help you. We love that we have the opportunity to connect with you on social media.

Why You Should Recognize National Adoption Month as a Birth Mother

Even though you may feel like National Adoption Month doesn’t apply to you as a birth mother — it does! After all, you are instrumental in making the adoption process possible. That’s such a beautiful thing, and we want to honor and celebrate you! Please don’t be shy about getting connected this month, if you feel comfortable doing so. We’d love to be there to support you in any way we can.

Happy National Adoption Month!

Adoption Choices of Kansas and Missouriserves birth parents statewide and beyond, please call us or text us to learn more!
Call us toll free at 1-877-903-4488 or, in Missouri call or text us at (816) 527-9800; in Kansas call or text us at (316) 209 2071

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.

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