3 Reasons to Celebrate National Adoption Month as a Birth Mother
November is National Adoption Month! As a birth mother who has chosen to place her child for adoption, you deserve to be celebrated, and National Adoption Month is the perfect month for some extra attention. However, you may feel as if this month is not intended for you — that is not the case. Here are three reasons you deserve to celebrate National Adoption Month.
- You Made a Sacrifice
As a birth mother, you make a huge sacrifice when you decide to place your baby for adoption. In doing so, you are admitting that you are not the best fit for your child as a parent, yet that you still want your child to have the best future possible. If you had not made that sacrifice, your child would not have the privilege of participating in National Adoption Month.
- You are Helping Create a Family
As a result of your sacrifice, you are helping someone create their dream family. During National Adoption Month, and throughout the rest of the year, thousands of adoptions are finalized across the United States, creating thousands of loving adoptive families. Many couples and individuals would not be able to have a family of their own if it wasn’t for your decision to choose adoption. To them, you are a hero, and heroes deserve to be celebrated.
- You Have an Opportunity to Share Your Story
As National Adoption Month approaches, many prospective adoptive couples and individuals begin to pay more attention to people’s adoption stories. They want to learn more about birth mothers who have chosen adoption and their adoption journeys. As a birth mother, this is a perfect opportunity to share your own story and find a community. You don’t even have to share your story publicly; you can simply join a birth mother support group and talk with women who have been in similar situations. No matter when or how you share your story, use your time in the spotlight to shine a light on what adoption truly looks like.
Celebrate National Adoption Month
Here at Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we encourage birth mothers like yourself to celebrate National Adoption Month. National Adoption Month is a time to celebrate adoptions, which wouldn’t be possible without you. Your courage, sacrifice and selfless love. Because of you, your child is able to find a caring and supportive adoptive family and have a brighter future.
Birth mothers everywhere rock and deserve to be celebrated.
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is a private adoption agency, licensed by the state of Oklahoma and leader in the adoption community. We have been assisting birth parents, children, and adoptive families in Oklahoma for over 19 years. Our staff members are committed to providing an ethical, empowering, and personalized adoption experience to all involved in the adoption process. If you are currently in the process of adopting a baby and have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.
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Meet the Author: Grace Myers is a sophomore Digital Media major at North Greenville University As a firm believer that every individual has a story to tell, and a right to be properly represented, she loves meeting new people and learning their stories.
When she’s not writing, you can find her listening to music or cuddling with her dog, Sundae.