What are the Benefits of Adoption for Birth Mothers?
Facing an unplanned pregnancy can cause feelings of fear, isolation, and helplessness. It might seem like life has turned upside down. Many women feel trapped, unable to see a way out of a situation they did not feel prepared for. But, there’s still hope. You are not alone, and you have options available to you.
Adoption Choices of Colorado offers an entire support network to help you sort through your unplanned pregnancy options, show you how many choices you do have, and the potential benefits of adoption for birth mothers. For many expectant mothers, choosing adoption is one of the most difficult decisions you’ll make in your entire life, but it can also provide tremendous benefits.
Choosing Adoption Provides Financial and Medical Assistance to Birth Mothers
Many birth mothers simply cannot afford a baby. Medical care during pregnancy is expensive, and you may not have insurance. Then, after the baby is born, the financial burden of raising a child, for many birth parents, is simply too much.
When you choose adoption, Adoption Choices of Colorado can provide you with financial assistance to help you cover the costs of medical care and some living expenses during your pregnancy. Depending on the type of adoption you choose, the adoptive family may help with expenses as well. Our financial assistance is given on an as-needed basis, so be sure to consult with your adoption caseworker to see if you qualify.
You have Control over Your Adoption Plan and Your Child’s Future
You, as the birth mother, will be able to make an adoption plan that works best for you. Adoption Choices of Colorado has professional adoption counselors to support you, as well as to help you understand your choices and what each option means for you and for your baby. Among those choices, you’ll be able to select the adoptive family who will raise your baby.
Potential adoptive families are carefully screened through our adoption agency to ensure that your child will be raised in a safe, loving and supportive home. You will also be able to choose how much or how little contact you want to have with the adoptive family and your child post adoption. While closed adoptions are an option, they aren’t as common as they were in the past. Today, while each adoption plan is customized to the comfort level of both the birth mother and the adoptive parents, some level of openness is becoming more popular.
In some cases, the adoptive parents play an active role in the pregnancy by attending doctor visits and being present at the hospital for the birth. Other birth mothers choose more limited contact, such as the adoptive family sending pictures and updates, at least once per year, after the adoption. So, if being involved in your child’s life as he or she grows is important to you, you choose either an open or semi-open adoption plan. All of these choices are within your control as you design the adoption plan that works best for you, and we are here to help you every step of the way.
You Help Create an Extended Family through Adoption
By choosing adoption, you help build a family. Many families have prepared, planned and long for the opportunity to raise a child, but cannot without an option such as adoption. It is a popular choice for couples and individuals who struggle with infertility, same-sex couples and single parents. Other families can have biological children, but either prefer to adopt or have already had biological children and want to expand their family through adoption.
Your child will have the opportunity to grow up in a stable home with loving parents and know that their birth mother selflessly placed him or her for adoption in the hope that they’d live a better life. If you desire it, you, as the birth mother, have the chance to develop a unique and wonderful relationship with your child’s adoptive family that can benefit everyone in the adoption triad.
Benefits of Adoption for Birth Mothers
Choosing adoption is a hard decision, but it can also be one of the most rewarding choices you make. Our adoption agency in Colorado can provide the resources, tools and support to make your adoption as stress-free and empowering as possible. With the guidance of professional adoption counselors, you can create an adoption plan that makes you comfortable and confident in your decision.
Adoption Choices of Colorado can help relieve the financial stress of an unplanned pregnancy and allow you to continue down the path you’ve chosen for your own life. Whether that’s continuing your education, advancing your career, or raising the family you already have, the options listed above are just a few of the many benefits for adoption for birth mothers. Additionally, by creating an adoption plan, you have control over your adoption journey and can choose the adoptive family who you feel would be the best for you and your child.
If you are thinking about starting the adoption process and want to learn more about adoption, don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here to help you in any way we can. 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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