To My Baby’s Adoptive Family: A Letter from a Birth Mother
To my baby’s adoptive family,
Thank you for being willing to care for my child. Please love and protect them as if they are your own child. This was not an easy decision for me to make. I am trusting you with a piece of my heart. I know they will have a bright future with you, but that doesn’t stop my heart from hurting.
As my child gets older, please tell them about me and how much I love them. Yes, I’ve made some bad choices, but that does not mean my baby was unloved. There was never a moment where I wasn’t thinking about what was best for them.
I think about you too and how grateful I am that you were willing to open your home to a stranger’s baby. I can’t imagine all the sacrifices you had to make. The minute I saw your faces, I knew your family was the perfect match for my baby.
I look forward to the letters and pictures you will send me of my child. Seeing my child growing up with a smile on their face is all I could ever ask for. Thank you for everything you do.
Your baby’s birth mother
A Letter From a Birth Mother – A Note from Adoption Choices of Oklahoma
Without a doubt, choosing to place your baby for adoption is one of the most emotional decisions you will make in your life. Therefore, you should never feel afraid to express what you feel about your situation. Remember that placing your baby for adoption does not make you weak or a bad mother – it does not mean that your baby is unloved. When you chose adoption, you are choosing to do what is best for your baby, even if it means your baby won’t be with you – and that is the most loving sacrifice of all.
Here at Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we understand the emotional impact of adoption on birth mothers, and we are here to support you every step of the way. You are not alone.
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.
Toll-free: 800-898-6028 | OKC Local: 405-755-1999 | Tulsa Local: 918-447-7777 | Text: 405-310-8790 | Email
Meet the Author: Grace Myers is a sophomore digital media major at North Greenville University. She loves writing and hopes to pursue a career in journalism or public relations after graduating.
An adoptee herself, Grace is passionate about writing for adoption. She especially loves hearing adoption stories and getting to know a variety of people.