Three Ways Adoption Positively Impacts Birth Mothers
If you’re young and you’ve just discovered that you’re pregnant, many thoughts and questions are probably swirling around in your head: What now? What do I do? Do I have options? Where do I go from here?
Adoption is one option. Adoption Choices of Oklahoma provides aid to women and girls who are interested in adoption. We support birth mothers, and we connect them to potential adoptive parents. Over the past two decades, we’ve seen the wonderful effects adoption has had on women and girls. Here are three ways adoption positively impacts birth mothers.
1) You Know the Child Will Have the Life He or She Deserves
As a woman or girl facing an unplanned pregnancy, you may be concerned that you’re not ready to be a parent. You may fear that you won’t be able to provide for your child, that your child won’t have a stable or fulfilling life if you keep him or her. Adoption reassures women and girls like you that the children will have a happy life.
Depending on which type of adoption you pick, you will get to meet, learn about, and select the adoptive parents. The process will help you predict what type of home your child will grow up in; you’ll know for sure that your baby is going to a loving home. If you want the child to grow up with a specific type of family – for example, if you want your child to be raised by LGBT parents or parents who practice a specific religion – Adoption Choices of Oklahoma can accommodate you.
Following your child’s birth and the finalization of the adoption process, you will continuously receive updates on your child’s development. These updates will include photographs of your child with his or her adoptive family. These updates will reassure you that your child is doing well, that you gave him or her the best possible life.
2) You Receive Financial Support During the Pregnancy
Women who are facing unexpected pregnancies often worry about money. They’re worried that they can’t afford prenatal care (pre-birth medical care), and they’re worried that they can’t afford to raise the child after birth. You yourself may lack the necessary finances. That’s why Adoption Choices of Oklahoma will provide the financial support you’ll need during the pregnancy.
Adoption agencies cover all types of expenses: prenatal care, rent, utilities, groceries, transportation, etc. Adoption agencies can also help you apply for state or government resources.
Depending on your adoption plan, the adoptive parents may also contribute to the pre-birth expenses. Those seeking to adopt a child are in a good place financially, so the adoptive parents will be able to financially support the child following his or her birth.
3) You can Pursue Your Dreams during and after the Adoption Process
When facing an unplanned pregnancy, many fear that parenthood will force them to give up on their dreams of attending college or pursuing a career. Adoption doesn’t force women and girls to sacrifice their dreams. In fact, it allows them to continue pursuing those dreams. You can still attend class or take online courses during the pregnancy. After your child is born, the adoptive parents will care for him or her, giving you the freedom to continue doing anything.
Adoption allows women and girls to do good without sacrificing their hopes and dreams. You may have to alter some of your plans, but that’s a normal part of life. Everyone hits roadblocks, and these roadblocks come in many different forms (an illness, an accident, etc.). When they happen, people can improvise and make the best of their situation. Adoption is a perfect example of how to make the best of a crazy situation (i.e. an unplanned pregnancy).
Three Ways Adoption Positively Impacts Birth Mothers
Adoption has a positive effect on all the parties involved. Your baby gets a loving family. The adoptive parents get the child they always wanted. You get support during the pregnancy, and you get to pursue your goals after the pregnancy. It’s a win-win-win situation.
If you’re pregnant and looking for aid or guidance, we’d be more than happy to help you through the adoption process. We’ll help you select the perfect adoptive family, and we’ll care for you during the pregnancy. If you have any questions, be sure to contact us.
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma is a surrogacy and adoption agency, licensed by the state of Oklahoma and leader in the community. We assist both intended parents and gestational carriers (surrogates). Our staff members are committed to providing an ethical, empowering, and personalized experience to all involved in the surrogacy process.
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