5 Ways Placing a Baby for Adoption can Change Your Life as a Birth Mother
Adoption is such a great life-changing decision that you made after experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. As a birth mother, your selfless decision to give your child a better chance at a life through adoption will allow him or her to share wonderful experiences, and will enable you to be able to join in on these precious moments.
At Adoption Choices of Missouri, our adoption agency has listed the top 5 ways placing a baby for adoption can change your life.
- You can Become an Advocate for Adoption
Being a birth mother means that you could be an advocate for adoption, if you wish. Having your voice reach out on online media platforms like Facebook or Instagram will help you express the importance of adoption. Sharing your story may help you heal through the various emotions you may feel going through your adoption journey.
- You will Get a New Extended Family
By choosing adoption, your child gets a loving adoptive family and you also get a new extended family of love that you will get to know. As a birth mother, you will get to spend precious moments with your child’s adoptive family, sharing experiences that your child will have, like family gatherings or vacations.
- You will get a Second Mother’s Day
As a birth mother, you get a special holiday dedicated to you for the great decision to choose adoption for your child. Birth Mother’s Day happens the Saturday before Mother’s Day. This second Mother’s Day may bring up mixed emotions for some birth mothers about their adoption, but to have a special holiday that you can celebrate your birth child can help make you feel important. Having this holiday will remind you that, wherever you are, near or far, you are still a mother to your child.
- You can Achieve Your Own Life Goals
Adoption allows you to give your child the best life you want for them. It also allows you a chance to follow your dreams later in life. In your post-adoption plans, you can begin to work on yourself and accomplish your life goals, like going back to college, pursuing a better job opportunity, etc.
- You will Always Have a Special Someone to Celebrate
Being a birth mother means that you will have a special someone always to celebrate. You will have a special event to celebrate with your birth child — like your birth child’s birthday, special holidays, or an event that highlights your child’s extracurricular activities and moments in their life. Celebrating the little moments that you get with your child will forever be held close to your heart.
Advice to Birth Mothers in Missouri
Being a birth mother means that you will get all the positive benefits that come with adoption, and be able to change your life as well. Whether this is through completing school, chasing your dream job or raising your other children, that’s up to you. Or, placing your baby for adoption could give you time to prepare for a family later in life. The possibilities are endless.
No matter what kind of adoption plan you have chosen for your child, adoption is such a positive choice and provides both you and your child with many positive benefits. Adoption will forever be the most rewarding decision you will make if you find yourself unexpectedly pregnant. To learn more about adoption and how it can change your life, don’t hesitate to reach out.
Meet the Author: Samara Wiley is a published author of poetry, essays, and an environmental children’s storybook called, Waiting for the Water Fairy. She graduated from Benedictine University in 2018 with a double Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and French.She has been published in three small poetry anthologies one was called Talented.
Her other writing accomplishments include: winning a high school poetry competition and $2500 for her high school, having two out of her five novels be considered for publication and writing movie critic reviews for her university’s newsletter.
Although she has Cerebral Palsy and has had a turbulent childhood, Samara puts these small specs of herself into her writing to personally connect with her audience. She prides herself on pushing the boundaries in her writing and in her personal life with everything she does. Samara writes with her heart and a voice of compassion, and loves to pull from her top passions in life.
She currently lives in Yorkville, Illinois with her mom and two sisters.