If You are Pregnant and Considering Adoption, Here is What Birth Mothers In Texas Want You to Know
Being a birth mother is by no means an easy task. There are many hardships and trials that you will have to face. If you are a pregnant woman considering adoption you might be worried about what you might face. How will you prepare yourself for the emotions of post-placement? How open do you want the adoption to be? Will you be able to heal through this process? Adoption Choices of Texas is here to tell you that it is okay. You are not alone. Here are some things that birth mothers want you, to know about the adoption process in Texas.
Prepare for the Emotions of Post-Placement
Birth mothers understand that the adoption process is a very emotional journey, but many do not realize how difficult it can be to experience the emotions that come with post-placement. You must have ways of coping to help you during this time. Adoption Choices of Texas offers birth mother counseling before, during, and after pregnancy and birth. Other coping mechanisms include journaling or attending support groups. Know that grieving is a part of the process. It is normal to still feel sad post-placement. That is why it is important to have support in place to help you navigate through it. This support can come from your friends and family, or even a support counselor or therapist. Talking through your feelings with someone could be very beneficial to you.
Decide on the Level of Openness you Want in the Adoption Process
At Adoption Choices of Texas, you can choose the adoptive family that will raise your child. You get to choose how open you would like the adoption process to be. You can choose to exchange letters and photos with the family or have in-person visits. It’s important to understand the level of openness you wish to have so that you can find a family that shares that same level of openness. Remember, having a closed or open adoption and just how open you want the adoption process to be is up to you. Only you can know what you are most comfortable with.
Being a Birth Mother will Always be a Part of Your Journey
You will still think of your child. You might miss them or think about how they are getting along in the life that you set up for them. Adoption will always be a part of your story. But know that it is a part of the bigger story that makes up you and your life. Through this journey, you will have brought so many people together to be a part of your story.
What Should a Birth Mother Expect Through the Adoption Process?
Choosing to place your child for adoption is an extremely brave and selfless act. You should be proud to be a birth mother who chose to create the best life possible for her child and herself. Remember, choosing adoption is not giving up. If you have any questions or want to learn more about what birth mothers should know about adoption, reach out to Adoption Choices of Texas.
As an expectant woman or birth parent, to learn more about adoption, contact Adoption Choices of Texas. You can call us at 888-307-3340, text us at 888-307-3340, or email us here. If you are hoping to adopt, please visit us here. We look forward to helping you through your adoption journey!
Meet the Author: Heather Frederick is in her fourth and final year at Siena College and lives in Delmar, New York. She is completing her BFA in English and has written several plays,The Vagabond, Paneless, and Yours, for the Oppressed. On most days, you can find her in the kitchen baking and singing to showtunes.
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