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Why You Should Never Say “Give Up Baby” For Adoption

Are you experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and considering adoption? Are you worried about what others might think about your choice to put your baby up for adoption? At Adoption Choices of Texas, we want to help you throughout your journey and help you understand the process. You might read the phrase “give up baby” from time to time when doing your research, and we want you to know it can be very misleading. You are not giving up your baby. Instead, you are setting them up with a plan for a good life. 

The adoption process can be challenging enough. You have a bunch of emotions racing through your mind and body. You also have to care for more than just yourself now. We want to make it a little bit easier on you by providing you with a step-by-step on how to get started with the adoption process. 

If you need help with adoption now, you can call us at 888-307-3340, text us at 888-307-3340, or email us here.

Understanding Your Decision to Place Your Baby Up for Adoption

The first thing to understand is you are not giving up anything. You’re making a selfless decision that is in the best interest of you and your baby. You’re giving your baby the opportunity to be placed in a stable environment with a loving family. We understand your decision was probably not an easy one. But, be confident in your decision and know that you are putting your baby’s interests above anything else. Out of all the other options you could have chosen, you chose an incredibly selfless one. 

The second thing to understand is that while you chose a San Antonio adoption and chose to give your baby to another family, you are still a mother. Just because you are not going to be the one raising your child or be the one they call mom does not make you any less of a mother. Your first motherly duty was making the right decision by your child to put them up for adoption. You nurtured and cared for your child for nine months and gave life to another human being, which makes you a mother.

Remember to Care for Yourself During Your Adoption Process

Remember that you are no longer the only one you are caring for. Your baby is unable to provide for itself as it is growing inside of you. You want to ensure you and your baby receives the necessary nutrients found in specific foods. Fruits, vegetables, and lean meat are good and healthy options to fuel you throughout your pregnancy. You also might want to consider daily exercise, whether that is walking, swimming, or yoga. Staying active can help reduce your stress and the soreness of your back muscles from carrying around your baby. 

Another important things to consider when caring for yourself are regular doctor visits. You should want to know what is going on at all times with your baby. You will want to ensure that you are staying healthy enough, and if anything does appear to be wrong, you will find out right away. Also, consider counseling within a group or in a one-on-one session just to check on your mental well-being. Your mental state is just as important as your physical one. Pregnancy can be a very draining time for some women, especially new mothers. 

Here at Adoption Choices of Texas, our first priority is birth mothers. We want you to feel comfortable throughout your pregnancy and feel that you are in control. Every choice that is made along the way is entirely up to you. We are your support system and your advocates. Private adoption is likely to change the rest of your life, and we want to make sure you are well informed on the decision you make and are confident in that decision. Our mission is to help birth mothers like yourself and to provide you with the highest quality of care and support. 

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!

Adoption Choices of Texas es la única agencia de adopción con servicios completamente en esapñol en el estado de Texas. Si está embarazada y necesita ayuda, llámenos o envíenos un mensaje de texto y uno de nuestros especialistas en adopción podrá ayudarlo. Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de adopción como una mujer embarazada o una madre biológica, comuníquese con Adoption Choices of Texas. Para español llamar: 888-510-5029

GabriellaMeet the Author: Gabriella Dobson was born and raised in Ohio. She is currently a senior at Miami University majoring in professional writing with a focus in editing. She also minors in criminology and general business. She is a skilled barista and enjoys sipping her coffee with a good book in her hand. She is passionate about helping others and making a difference in the lives around her. With her involvement in St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Women Helping Women, she is able to provide resources for those in need of support.

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