The 6 Top Resources Adoption Agencies in Missouri Can Offer Birth Mothers
Whether you are a pregnant woman who is considering adoption or a new birth mother and going through one of the many life challenges, we at Adoption Choices of Missouri are here to guide you through your adoption journey and help ease you through these tough moments. Our agency has listed the six adoption resources available for you as a birth mother. If you ever need assistance, know that you will have our utmost care and support.
Finding Yourself Unexpectedly Unemployed
As a birth mother who might find herself unexpectedly unemployed during her pre-placement or post-placement in her adoption journey. Know that our agency can offer you housing assistance in paying rent, which will be a stepping stone to help you and your baby get the essentials you need as you go along on your adoption journey. Now, you might find small jobs that can help get you started on your journey to provide for yourself. Getting back on your feet probably won’t be easy, but know that we will check in every step of the way to help guide you to the right resources that will help you get stable financially during your post-placement. As a birth mother, you deserve the right to be happy and take care of yourself.
Help For Birth Mothers Who Find Themselves Homeless
As a birth mother, if you ever find yourself homeless, we will provide you with all the essentials you need, like shelter, food, groceries, maternity clothing, and other essentials, to help you with your pregnancy post-placement. To be able to thrive during your adoption process. Having a warm, safe place while you go through your adoption process is important to have a healthy environment for your child to visit and call a second home.
Mental Health is Nothing To Be Ashamed Of
If you are a birth mother going through any mental health struggles, know that this is perfectly okay. Dealing with mental health is not something to be ashamed of, like the emotional struggles that might come along on your adoption journey, don’t worry; you are not alone. Our agency, Adoption Choices of Missouri, has counseling and support group resources available to you.
Having the courage to seek professional help might help you understand your emotions, not just with your adoption but with emotions surrounding other circumstances in your life. Now your adoption counselor will be there to support you every step of the way and make sure you feel safe in our nonjudgmental space that allows you as a birth mother to have a voice. No matter what mental health disorder you suffer from, know that you, as a birth mother, still matter and are still important.
Struggling to Find Resources Because of Language Barriers or Financial Struggles
As an immigrant birth mother, you might struggle to find resources because of a language barrier or financial struggles, but this does not mean you are alone. At Adoption Choices of Missouri, we will take the time to help you find the resources you need during your adoption process, which includes everything you and your baby might need. Our agency might be able to translate important documents, answer questions and concerns, and provide you with the care and support you need to not feel so alone as a non-English speaking birth mother. Just because you may not be fluent in English does not mean you don’t deserve the care you earn as a birth mother.
I Am an LGBTQ+ Birth Mother, Will They Still Accept My Child?
As an LGBTQ+ birth mother, you might be wondering, will the adoptive parents I choose for my child be comfortable with me as a gay or lesbian birth mother? Will they still accept my child as their own? Questions like these are perfectly okay to wonder as you begin your adoption journey as an LGBTQ+ birth mother. However, know that we accept all birth mothers from every walks of life at our agency. We will always keep our doors open, have transparent communication, and show you the kindness, care, and support you might need. No matter what circumstance you have been through, we will work with you to have the positive adoption experience you deserve.
Being a teenager is hard enough, but having to go through teenage pregnancy is not something anyone is prepared for. As a birth mother, you may feel like you have no support, that you are making this decision all alone. However, that is far from the truth; at our agency, we are here to guide you, provide support and resources to help you through this challenging but rewarding decision, as you are just beginning your life and might not be ready for motherhood. Now, as a young birth mother, you might have lots of questions from your birth child later in your life. However, you might also be able to complete your life goals, like attending college, becoming a mother later in life, or having a successful job. No matter what path you choose after your adoption and years down the road, know that we will not judge you and that you did your best as a mother. As you and your child grow separately, know that your choice of adoption is the right decision for you and your baby, and that age does not matter, you as a birth mother, will forever hold your birth child in your heart.
Advice to Birth Mothers
As a birth mother, there are many circumstances that you may find yourself in, but you don’t ever have to feel like you are alone or like no one will support you. Adoption Choices of Missouri will support you and find the resources that you need. Being a birth mother might not be an easy route to take, but the things you gain as a mother are the most important thing. You gain the support, advice, care, communication, and love to know that wherever you came from, you are an important piece in your child’s life. Your decision to choose adoption despite your circumstances was the best decision for you and your birth child.
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