For Birthmothers: Myths About Placing a Baby for Adoption

Being a birthmother isn’t easy. While you are dealing with your own emotions about adoption, you may also have opinions from friends and family to deal with. Some people may agree with your decision, and others might not. People will always have their opinions, but the staff at Angel Adoption wants you to feel happy and confident about your decision to place your baby for adoption. Ultimately, YOU and only YOU can make the decision to place your baby for adoption. For now, Angel Adoption wants to put the birthmother myths to rest.

The Birthmother Didn’t Love Her Baby

This myth could not be farther from the truth. In fact, the truth is the exact opposite. When a woman or couple chooses to place a baby for adoption, they are doing one of the most loving, brave and selfless things possible. Honestly, it doesn’t get much selfless than that. Nothing says “love” like wanting the best for a child, even if that means a life with adoptive parents. Choosing adoption isn’t giving up an unloved or unwanted child, it is recognizing your current situation and wanting a better life for them. Don’t let anyone make you think otherwise!

Adoption is the “Easy Way Out”

Perhaps you are teeter-tottering on adoption because you fear that it would be an irresponsible choice as a result of an unplanned pregnancy. Maybe you feel that parenting is the “responsible” or “right” thing to do. Depending on your unique situation, this may or may not be true. Should you choose adoption for your baby, it is actually a very caring, loving and responsible act. Adoption should never be considered an “easy way out” because it is far from easy! Birthmothers love their children. You are not choosing adoption to make your life “easier.” You are doing it so your child can have the life you may not be able to provide.

Adoptive Parents Don’t Care About Birthmothers

When placing a child for a adoption, it may be hard to believe that there are people on your side. In reality, there are many people rooting for you, who commend you for making such a loving and selfless decision for your child – including adoptive parents. By choosing adoption, you are bringing light and happiness to people’s lives that they might not be able to achieve without you. The adoptive parents are not only thankful for your gift, but want you to be comfortable, healthy and happy throughout your pregnancy. While adoptive parents may never be able to fully understand what it’s like to be a birthmother, they do care about you and respect your thoughts and emotions.

Adoptive Parents Won’t Love a Child as Much as a Birthmother

Yes. It is true that there is a special bond between a birthmother and her child – and that bond can never be taken away or replaced. But adoptive parents can and will love your child as if it were their own. Adoptive parents can love your child as fully and selflessly as biological parents – by providing a loving, stable and nurturing environment. Many adoptive parents have longed for a child for a long time, or enjoy parenting so much that they want to grow their family through the miracle of adoption. All of the adoptive parents at Angel Adoptions are 100% committed to adoption.
Whether you are thinking about adoption or already committed to your adoption process, Angel Adoption, Inc is here to support you the entire way through. Call us, email us, or chat with us live any time. We are available 24/7 for any and all birthmothers!

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Angel Adoption, Inc. provides marketing and advertising services that assist biological parents considering adoption and prospective adoptive parents to connect with each other, and provides support and referral services throughout the process. Angel Adoption, Inc. is an independent contractor and provides services under the supervision of Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois, License #012998, One Oakbrook Terrace, #501, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181; 708-771-7180.