Adjusting Back into Life After Adoption
Are you experiencing an unplanned pregnancy? Are you trying to understand all of your options? We at Adoption Choices of Colorado care about you and are here to help you during this difficult process. We want you to know that you are entirely in control. It can be challenging trying to figure out the right thing to do and what is best for you. We have a step-by-step guide on how to giving up your child for adoption. If you have chosen the adoption route, you are probably wondering how can you adjust back into life after adoption. It can be a very emotional time for some women, and we are here to tell you that it is very normal and you will get through it.
Post Birth Plans
You might want to consider setting up a plan for after giving birth. Again, you are completely in control, and with the help of Adoption Choices of Colorado, you can make a most comfortable plan for yourself. It could be beneficial to recruit any close friends or family members to help support you after birth. Also, think about if you will need financial assistance or other medical care afterward. Considering and planning for after you give birth can relieve some of the stress and allow you to focus your emotions elsewhere. If you have yet to decide, consider these three types of adoption: open, semi-open, and closed. Are you interested in having open contact and having regularly scheduled visits with the adoptive parents and child? Or do you feel it is best to have no contact whatsoever? Again, it is important to choose the plan that is best for you and your well-being. If you don’t know which one to choose, try asking yourself why you choose to put your baby up for a Denver adoption. Then ask yourself what you feel is best for your well-being.
Understanding Your Feelings and Supporting Yourself
There are a lot of emotions when it comes to adoption. You might feel unhappy, angry, guilty, or even unsure. These are all reasonable and understandable feelings. There are many families out there that will be receiving the best gift of their lives. You are blessing them with a child. You should not feel guilty giving up your child, rather feel yourself being responsible and selfless. There are many reasons for people to give up a child for adoption, and no reason is shameful. In the end, you are doing what is necessary for you and your child. You are not alone, and it is important to know that. There is counseling and emotional support offered through Adoption Choices of Colorado. There are options to attend one-on-one therapy sessions or attend support groups and hear out others who are going through the same thing you are. We recommend taking full advantage of all your resources, and do not be ashamed because you are so strong for doing what you are doing. It is important to understand that you might struggle with your emotions and ask for help if you find yourself doing so. There is no right or wrong time on when to seek help. We are available for you before even giving birth, and we also provide long-term support.
Jumping Back Into Life After Adoption
It can be hard at first trying to get back to your everyday routine. You might be emotionally and mentally exhausted, so it is okay to take it easy in the beginning. This part should be all about self-care and what that means to you. It might be helpful to try doing things you love the most and treating yourself every so often. Or you could try staying busy with exercise, extracurricular activities, or spending time with family and friends. Once you get the hang of doing things you used to do before your pregnancy, everything else is more likely to flow smoothly. You could end up finding more joy in the little things that you were unable to do pregnant because it has been so long. Remember, you are still a mother at heart. You just made one of the most selfless decisions anyone could ever make. You chose your child over yourself and chose to give them better. It is okay to be emotional, and it can be a tough time. Everyone heals differently and in their own ways and on their own time. We recommend taking time to heal and to process what you have just gone through. Realizing how strong you are can make it feel a little easier.
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and want to learn more about your adoption options, contact Adoption Choices of Colorado by email, phone, or text: Email Us, Text us: 720-371-1099, Call us: 303-670-4673 (HOPE). If you are hoping to adopt, please contact us here.
Meet the Author: Gabriella Dobson was born and raised in Ohio. She is currently a senior at Miami University majoring in professional writing with a focus on editing. She also minors in criminology and general business. She is a skilled barista and enjoys sipping her coffee with a good book in her hand. She is passionate about helping others and making a difference in the lives around her. With her involvement in St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Women Helping Women, she is able to provide resources for those in need of support.