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Celebrating Father’s Day and Birth Father’s Day

By Julian Burgos

 

If you are a birth father who had to put your baby up for adoption, Father’s Day might be a difficult day for you. It might be a reminder of the difficult decision you had to make for your child. However, at Adoption Choices of Missouri, we believe that this can be a day full of pride and joy for your baby. This is a day that serves as an opportunity to reflect on the new life you provided for your child. It’s also a day to remember the life-changing sacrifice you made for them. It can also be an opportunity to cherish and celebrate your relationship with your child and their adoptive parents.

Adoption Choices of Missouri wishes to recognize every kind of father this coming Father’s Day, especially birth fathers. We would also like to share some thoughtful and wonderful ways that you could spend Father’s Day as a birth parent. If you are not able to celebrate this day with your child, we also offer alternative ways to spend this day.

A Celebration Dinner for Your Child’s Adoption

If your adoption plan consists of a semi-open or open adoption, you may have the benefit of being in regular contact with your child. This Father’s Day can be an opportunity to spend time with your child and their adopted family and have a celebratory dinner. A meal with your loved ones is a great way of bonding and celebrating Father’s Day. If you are fortunate enough to have a great relationship with your child’s adoptive family, consider this option.

Semi-Open or Open Adoption Options: Plan a Day of Your Favorite Activities

Spending Father’s Day doing the things you love can be a great way of enjoying the holiday. Having the benefit of maintaining a relationship with your child and spending the day with them can be beneficial as well. Holidays can offer a chance to catch up and connect with your child if time has passed without face-to-face contact. Whether it be spending time outdoors, going to see a movie or a concert, or attending a sports game, it is your day. You decide how you want to spend that time with the people you love.

Get Back in Touch with Your Child and Reflect on their Adoption

Even if you decide during your adoption process to have an open adoption with your baby, it is still possible to lose touch. Life can get busy for everyone. Perhaps enough time has passed when you haven’t spoken with your child or heard from them. This Father’s Day can be a chance to reach out and catch up. Plan a time during the day to set up a call or video chat. You could also send a letter letting them know you’re thinking of them. An advantage of technology in today’s world is that it’s easier than ever to reconnect with loved ones.

Counseling and Therapy with Adoption Choices of Missouri

Perhaps you’re in a place in life where you don’t feel like celebrating Father’s Day or any holiday for that matter. That is completely fine. You are allowed to feel this way and there are support groups designed to help. Agencies like ours don’t just specialize in private adoption services for an unplanned pregnancy. We offer counseling to all of our birth parents who are in need of someone to guide them through their issues. Whatever you may be going through, whether it be emotional problems or things outside of your control, we can help. Sometimes all we need is someone to listen to us. This Father’s Day can be an opportunity for you to seek counseling and talk therapy through our agency.

Celebrate Fathers and Birth Fathers with Adoption Choices of Missouri

The focus on fatherhood and parenthood this upcoming Father’s Day can be a good time to think about an adoption in Missouri. Adoption is an admirable decision and simply another type of parenting. Just ask our countless adoptive families who have used our adoption American services to find their perfect baby. Our local adoption agencies in Missouri have combined decades of experience helping birth parents find the right adoptive parents for their children.

The adoption services that come from our private and licensed agency will put the needs of your baby at the top of our list. If you have recently searched for “pregnant help” or “adopt help,” Adoption Choices of Missouri is more than willing to help. Use this Father’s Day as a reminder of the good that adoption can provide to thousands of adoptive families, and schedule a consultation today. A local adoption in Missouri means our adoption professionals can even come to you if you need us to.