Birth Mother Support After an Adoption Placement in Colorado

By Naomi Ruiz

Birth mothers that went through the adoption process in Colorado need to have some sort of support to heal from the aftermath. As difficult as it may be to find support, it may seem like there are not too many places to go. However, there are different ways to develop a support system — internally or externally.

If you need adoption help now, please call or text us at 303-670-4673 (HOPE) or visit us at Adoption Choices of Colorado.

Finding Support After the Adoption Process

At Adoption Choices of Colorado and even other private adoption agencies in Colorado, we make sure that your mental health is prioritized. We work with birth mothers after the adoption plan is already taken care of. 

Adoption Choices of Colorado offers a post-placement support group for birth mothers, not just for those that work with us but for any birth mother that has been with other adoption agencies. We offer a monthly support group on the second Monday of every month, and we provide food and childcare.

Other post-adoption services recommended for birth mothers include preventive, supportive, and therapeutic services. Educational and informational services can assist birth mothers and their families in understanding their child and family situation. They can also learn the most effective parenting strategies, especially what works best for them.

Along with support groups like ours, there are also information and referral services, respite care, and advocacy to help normalize your view of your current situation. It can also relieve ongoing stress, strengthen your coping abilities, and assist you in obtaining needed resources for your family.

Adoption Counceling Can Help

Therapeutic services can help you address specific difficulties, including specialized assessment services, crisis intervention, and therapeutic interventions. There are even residential treatment services that also include adoptive families in treatment efforts.

There are talking points that you can work on for therapeutic services. You can talk about the impact of trauma you might have had after giving your baby to the adoptive family, as you might feel a sense of grief.

Remember that you placed your baby for adoption to give them the best life possible. Choosing adoption does not mean giving up; it means you have to make a sacrifice as it is what is best for you and your baby.

More Advice and Information to Consider

While it is common to feel like you might have given up, it is good to remind yourself why you chose adoption in the first place. This can also be a form of verbal self-care as a way to work on self-affirmation.

You can start your own support group for you and other birth mothers, as it can give you something healthy to put your energy and focus into. By starting your own support group, you will have the ability to be creative, utilize your skills, and begin finding other birth mothers who seek healing.

If you do decide to start your own support group, advertise it on Facebook, in the local newspaper, and reach out to your adoption professional. You can also contact local churches and hospitals to let people know about your support group and have them get the word out to other people.

Adoption is an evolving and ongoing experience for all birth mothers, no matter how long you are after the placement of your baby. You deserve resources that support you no matter how you have experienced adoption.

There are potential challenges you might be facing related to adoption:
  • Openness in adoption with the adoptive family.
  • Trust and attachment to your baby.
  • Identity and the various life stages of adoption.
  • Family dynamics and adoption adjustment.
  • Trauma, abuse, and neglect.
  • Challenging behavioral patterns you may face.

One of the biggest challenges of healing after adoption placement is birth mother grief, as it can cause a big shift in your mental health. We want to assure you that you are the reason your baby will get to grow up and have the best life possible with their adoptive family.

Additionally, Adoption Choices of Colorado also offers counseling services before and after your baby’s adoption placement. Even if you are not with us, we take any birth mothers who have been with other adoption agencies in Aurora.

We at Adoption Choices of Colorado Offer Adoption Support

We want to make sure we offer you the best support possible regardless of where you are in your post-adoption journey. Because your mental health is important, and you deserve to live the best life possible with a lot of support.

Giving your baby up for adoption is not easy. 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.

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