You may notice we use the phrase “give baby up for adoption” throughout our website. We do recognize this phrase is not considered adoption friendly. Yes, a birthmother legally gives up her parental rights, but she certainly does not give up on her baby or give up loving them. Saying a birthmother “gave her baby up for adoption” suggests she made the wrong choice. While positive adoption language is very important to us, we still use the term “give baby up for adoption” throughout our website in order to connect with those expectant mothers who may not be aware of the negative connotations of the phrase.
When we communicate with expectant mothers, we use adoption-friendly phrases, like “create an adoption plan,” or “place your baby for adoption.” We make sure each expectant mother who works with us understands that when a woman “gives her baby up for adoption,” she is NOT giving up an unloved or unwanted child. When a woman chooses adoption, she is doing one of the most loving, brave, and selfless things possible. She is recognizing her current situation and actively choosing to give her baby a better life. That difficult choice can only come from the deepest love for her baby.
Feel free to explore the articles below to learn more about “giving a baby up for adoption.” If you’d like more information or would like to speak to one of our birthmother coordinators, please contact us and we will be happy to help you. We understand that taking this first step can be difficult, so we encourage you to reach out to us however you’re most comfortable. You can call or text us anytime, day or night, at 815-307-5837, chat with us via the live chat here on our site, or complete our free information form.
There are countless reasons why expectant mothers choose to give their babies up for adoption.Keep reading »
Whether you’ve decided to give your baby up for adoption or are not sure yet, contacting us is the first step.Keep reading »
As part of your adoption plan, you get to choose the level of communication you have with the adoptive family and the baby after you give your baby up for adoption.Keep reading »
The process of choosing an adoptive family is different for every expectant mother, but it always starts with asking yourself what’s important to you in a family for your baby.Keep reading »
You may be wondering what rights you have before and after you give your baby up for adoption. While this varies greatly from state to state, we can give you some general information.Keep reading »
The adoption process can be very emotional for birthmothers. Even if they’re sure their decision to give their baby up for adoption was the right choice, they’re still likely to experience intense feelings of grief, doubt, denial, or guilt.Keep reading »
"Nothing in life is certain, but wanting your child to have more than you can offer is the biggest act of love any human could do. Regardless of what some people may say, most people can't believe the love that surrounds adoption and the closeness that can still be achieved regardless of who is raising the child."- Heather, Birthmother