Celebrating Father’s Day and Birth Father’s Day in an Adoption
By Kelly Paczkowski
Fathers play an important role in a child’s life while growing up. Fathers in adoption are no different. Therefore, both should be celebrated, whether they are the adoptive father or the birth father. During the adoption process, much emphasis is placed on birth mothers. However, birth fathers have also made a contribution and a sacrifice. With Father’s Day just around the corner, you may be wondering how to start celebrating Father’s Day and Birth Father’s Day with the unique situation that adoption can bring. We at Adoption Choices of Texas are help you find ways to celebrate this special occasion.
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Celebrate Birth Father’s Day
Birth Fathers have their own special time dedicated to them. This helps to shine a light on the important role they have played. They made an adoption plan to give you a future that you deserve. Birth Fathers deserve to be recognized for their dedication to you as well.
There are many things that you can do to celebrate Birth Father’s Day, here are just a few examples:
- Talk about the Adoption Journey
- Create a Tradition
- Plan a meeting to go someplace or a phone call
Like birth mothers, birth fathers can find holidays difficult to facilitate. They are reminders of the child they placed for adoption and can bring up feelings of loss and grief. However, showing your appreciation for your birth father can help him remember why he placed his child for adoption. He can then begin to heal from the process. Adoption is never easy for everyone, and birth fathers have made sacrifices.
What if You Are In A Closed Adoption?
Remember that it may all depend on the type of adoption plan created. If it is closed, there might be no way for you to contact your birth father. Just taking a minute to meditate and think about him may help feel connected.
What if You Are A Birth Father in a Closed Adoption?
Depending on the type of adoption that was chosen in your child’s adoption plan, it might not be possible for you to have contact with your child. However, don’t think that just because you can’t communicate with them that you won’t be able to still feel a connection.
You may have many emotions when it comes to celebrating Father’s Day. Just taking a moment for yourself to recognize those feelings is important. Remember that you chose your child over yourself, and that is probably one of the bravest things you will ever have to do.
So on Father’s Day or Birth Father’s Day, there are things that you can do to help make the day special, even when you have a closed adoption.
- Send a thought or prayer to your child
- Think about the adoption journey
- Write in a journal
These things may help you still feel related to your child even when visitation is not possible. It is important to remember to be kind to yourself and acknowledge the emotions that may come up. You need to be forgiving to yourself, as well. Take a walk or do something you enjoy. Even if you need a distraction on that day, you most certainly can. You are still an integral part of the adoption story of your child, and finding a way to still feel connected is
Celebrate Father’s Day
Your adoptive father also needs to be recognized on Father’s Day. He is the one that is raising you and has provided you with life for a great future. It is important to show how much you appreciate him.
- Take him to his favorite restaurant
- Make a special craft just for him
- Do something together that you both enjoy
Father’s Day is a great day to appreciate those who have contributed in one way or another in your life. Make sure you take the time to acknowledge them and show your appreciation for them.
There can be so many memories, and traditions shared between you and both of your fathers. It can also bring up emotions of grief or loss for some. That is why it is important to recognize and share those feelings so that you may also heal.
Celebrating Father’s Day When Considering Adoption in Texas
If you are a birth father or birth mother and are considering placing a child for adoption through a Texas Adoption agency, Contact Adoption Choices of Texas to learn about your options. You can call or text at 945-444-0333 24/7. Or you can contact us through email. We are happy to hear from you and answer all of your questions.
As an expectant woman or birth parent, to learn more about adoption, contact Adoption Choices of Texas. You can call us at 945-444-0333, text us at 945-444-0333, or email us here. If you are hoping to adopt, please visit us here. We look forward to helping you through your adoption journey!
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Happy Father’s Day and Happy Birth Father’s Day!