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I Gave My Baby Up for Adoption, What Now?

By David Seamonson

Adoption is not easy, and there are many processes that can bring stress to you as the birth mother. During the adoption process you are involved in every decision. Control helps you  understand that everything that could be done for you has been done. Dealing with the emotional fallout from the adoption, however, is not easy. After the initial decision, there are a lot of additional steps that can be taken so that you can get back to your life.

Private Adoption Services and Open Adoption

At an adoption agency, there are a lot of adoption services that are offered. Starting with a 24/7 call line for every birth mother who wants to look into adoption. We offer adoption specialists that will work with you so that when you are making decisions about the adoption process, you have all the facts. Our adoption specialists can direct you to the best family for you and can provide financial assistance during your pregnancy.

There is also a counseling service that comes from working with a private adoption service.

One of the specialties of a private adoption agency like Adoption Choices of Missouri is the focus on open and semi-open adoption. These adoption options have been proven to leave birth mothers more secure after the adoption process is complete. Dealing with the loss of your baby is not going to be easy, and that is why the option to see them as they grow up can be beneficial to birth mothers. Seeing how your actions have impacted your baby can eliminate certain feelings of grief, regret, and sadness that come from losing a large part of you.

Counseling Services for Choosing Adoption

An additional private adoption service that is provided to all birth mothers is access to 24/7 counseling. Emotions hit at very different times, which is why each of our certified counselors is available to listen to your thoughts and offer any help they can. This service is available at any time during the adoption process as well as after the adoption process when some emotions are more volatile.

Our specialists help with identifying why your emotions are making you feel the way you are and understanding you. They have experience with many other birth mothers that have gone through the adoption process and have sought out our help.

Support Network in Missouri Adoption

While you might not need to always talk with a counselor through our agency, having a support network is the primary reason why counselors are here for you. Not every birth mother has access to friends and family that will drop everything to help them, and going through the adoption process alone is even more difficult.

Having a person that you can turn to about what you feel about adoption or a need to understand why you feel the way you are can do wonders. As well as just having an additional person to talk to, the benefit of knowing that there is someone that can help you in times of trouble leads to more mental stability.

Moving on from Adoption 

While it may be difficult to think about, moving on is why you came to an adoption agency like Adoption Choices of Missouri. Adoption in Missouri is not easy for all birth mothers. There is a process that makes it easier for you and everyone involved so that you feel you are doing all you can in your life. It is also a way to leave parts of your past behind you. Looking back at when you found out about your unplanned pregnancy, you did not know what to do.

When you looked for adoption agencies near you, you were looking for a way to move past your unplanned pregnancy, and we offered a way to do that. Now that you have experienced all of the private adoption services that are available to you, you can now do whatever you need to do to move one. There is no financial setback, and there are ways to help you through emotional stress, so moving forward and figuring out what to do with your life is easier to do now.

I Placed my Baby for Adoption, Now What?

An adoption agency offers its services to you to help you return to your life in a way that makes you happy. The services that it provides are available to all birth mothers that are seeking adoption, and you are no different. We offer our adoption specialists, adoption counselors, and a process to help you return your life to be the best that it can be.

The world is open to you, and we want to make sure that your unplanned pregnancy does not hurt your future and that you feel you are in a better place now than you were before. Adoption Choices of Missouri serves birth parents statewide and beyond, please call us or text us to learn more! Call us toll-free at 877-903-4488 or, in Missouri call or text us at 816-527-9800