You Are Not “Giving Up” by Choosing Adoption
Giving a baby up for adoption isn t giving up; it s giving lif e one that s full of excitement, joy, and opportunity.
Birth mothers are often thought of as women who choose to give up their unborn babies for adoption. From talk shows, to website and even to casual conversation among friends, the term give up has become synonymous with adoption.
But if we as a society stopped to think about what we were really saying, we d realize that couldn t be further from the truth.
The reality is that women do not give up anything when choosing adoption for their baby.
Instead, they are choosing a life for their child – a life complete with all of the hugs, laughter and lullabies they desire for their children. By choosing adoption over abortion, these women choose to do not what is easiest for themselves, but instead head down the difficult yet rewarding path to adoption out of nothing but pure love for their child.
Adoption Is Better Than Ever
Today s adoptions are considerably different than those from the mid-1900s and even those from the 1980s.
Gone are the days when a woman simply handed her baby over to an adoptive family, never to see or hear from them again – and never knowing how her child grew or how much her child was loved. Today s birth mothers see firsthand how their baby grows up though pictures, letters and sometimes even visits and phone calls .
And finally, women not only choose adoption, but they also choose the life they imagine for their baby. From family pets and holiday traditions to values and education, a woman chooses a family for her baby that fits all of the hopes and dreams she has for her child.
Rather than giving up their babies, these women do quite the opposite: they place their babies into the arms of eternally grateful, loving families that will spend their days appreciating the gift that a special woman gave them.
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frequently asked questions
Why is American Adoptions the right adoption agency choice for many birth mothers?
You can share however much or little information about yourself as you feel comfortable sharing. The adoptive family will know your first name, your last name (but only once the child is placed in their care), your medical history and the state that you live in.
How will the family tell my child about me and the adoption when my child is older?
This is a question that can only be answered by the individual family. Each family has their own style of how to introduce the adoption to the child. When you are matched with your adoptive family, you can ask this question to them. If you would like your Adoption Specialist to discuss it with them for you, just let her know.
While not every woman who chooses adoption is a young mother, many are. Through adoption, many young women have found an ability to give their babies the best life possible, while finding the opportunity to realize their own dreams, as well. Call American Adoptions today at 1-800-ADOPTION.
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