I Gave My Baby Up for Adoption, Now What?
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 so that you and your baby feel like everything that could be done for you has been done. Dealing with the emotional fallout from the adoption is not easy. However, after the initial decision, there are a lot of additional steps that can be taken so that you can return to your normal life.
Private Adoption Services and Focus
At an adoption agency, there are a lot of private adoption services that are offered. Initially, from a 24/7 call line for every birth mother who wants to look into adoption. Then, we offer adoption specialists that will work with you so that you have all the facts when you make decisions about the adoption process. Our adoption specialists can direct you to the best family and 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 complete adoption. 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. In addition, seeing how your actions have impacted your baby can eliminate certain feelings of grief, regret, and sadness from losing a large part of you.
Finding Adoption Counseling
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 and after the adoption process when some emotions are more volatile.
Our specialists help identify why your emotions make you feel the way you are and understand you. In addition, they have experience with many other birth mothers who have gone through the adoption process and sought our help.
Post Adoption Support Network
While you might not need to always talk with a counselor through our agency, having a support network is the primary reason 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 to 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.
Move on, Life After 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. A process makes it easier for everyone involved to feel you are doing all you can in your life. It is also a way to leave parts of your past behind you. You did not know what to do when you learned about your unplanned pregnancy. 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 available to you, you can do whatever you need to do to move on. 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 now.
I Placed My Baby Up for Adoption, Now What?
An adoption agency offers its services to you to help you return your life to a way that makes you happy. The services it provides are available to all birth mothers seeking adoption, and you are no different. We offer our adoption specialists, adoption counselors, and a process to help you return your life to the best it can be. The world is open to you, and we want to ensure 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