Birth Mother Blog

Life After Placing a Baby for Adoption

By Jordan Smith 

After placing your baby for adoption, you may have mixed emotions about how to continue with your life. You are not alone; many birth mothers feel the same way after pregnancy and adoption. Adoption Choices of Missouri takes pride in offering much-needed support for you, and through our counseling, you can learn many coping skills for those negative emotions. There are also many things you could do after the pregnancy and adoption that would help bring your spirits back up and leave you feeling a lot better about yourself and your choice.

So what are some things you could do after the adoption to bring positivity and avoid being too hard on yourself? 

Knowledge That Your NOT Alone Throughout Out Your Adoption

It is very important for you to know that you are not alone through the pregnancy and adoption processAdoption Choices of Missouri has a wonderful staff dedicated to supporting you through your private adoption plan. Almost every birth mother has the feeling at the beginning of being alone and frightened with little to no resources. Our website is fully informed about the services we provide. 

 Adoption Counseling and Support

When it comes to your emotions throughout the adoption process, it is crucial that you recognize any negative emotions that may arise. Adoption Choices of Missouri has birth parent counselors that will help you cope with those emotions and to remind you that you have support. The birth parent counselor will be there for you throughout your pregnancy and adoption process. In addition, they are ready and loaded for any questions that you or the birth father may have.

Express Yourself through Your Adoption Journey

Communicating is one of the vital aspects during the process of your adoption plan, and without it, it can lead to confusion and other negativity. Your birth parent counselor is there for you to speak to them about your feelings. It is important to talk to your counselor about your feelings, and what could be bothering you so your adoption plan is a positive one. 

Do Things You Enjoy

Doing things that you enjoy doing is something that would bring positivity into your daily life. For example, if it has been a while since you have gone to the movies with your friends or gone out to dinner with your family. These are things that will bring joy into your daily life and will help bring clarification that you have a support network.

If you are pregnant and considering adoption, here at Adoption Choices of Missouri, your needs and emotional state are very important to us. The counseling that we offer will help you cope with such emotions that arise when going through your adoption plan. In the end, when you learn to accept those emotions, it will bring you a positive future. Go out and be yourself and do stuff that is fun for you, and remember that you made the right decision. Just because you adopted out now, that does not mean you can’t start a family later on in life. There are a lot of reasons to adopt out your baby, and only you can make the right choice.

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.