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6 Myths About Giving a Baby up for Adoption

You may be considering giving your baby up for adoption. Here are 6 myths about the adoption process. Let me know if you have any questions! Adoption Myth #1: You must sign paperwork immediately after the baby is born. This is not true.  Every state has laws about how soon a woman can give her baby up for adoption.  The laws are there to protect you from signing immediately after delivery when you’re most vulnerable....
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Common Fears About Giving Up a Baby

It’s normal to have fears when considering giving up a baby.  This is especially true at the beginning of the adoption journey when the process is so new.  Some women find comfort in talking about their fears with someone who’s been through the process.  Knowing that your feelings are normal and that you aren’t alone can be a huge relief. Fear #1: Giving Up a Baby Makes Me a Bad Person Probably the most common fear i...
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Is Adoption Right for Me? What Open Adoption Looks Like in Real Life

Is an open adoption right for me? Many an uncertain birth mother has considered these words as she debates whether she’d like to create an adoption plan. While closed adoptions were common in past decades, open adoptions have become much more common in recent years. What does an open adoption look like in real life? It’s less intimidating and more diverse than you might think. The History of Open Adoption...
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Understanding Women Who Put Babies up for Adoption

When a woman chooses to create an adoption plan, she’s making a decision that will shape many lives. When a woman puts her baby up for adoption, it changes many lives.  Her life, her child’s life, and the family and friends of the adoptive family will all be shaped by a birth mother’s courageous and thoughtful decision. A birth mother thinks hard about choosing adoption. Women choose adoption for ma...
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Giving Your Baby Up for Adoption and the Range of Emotions That Comes with It

Giving your baby up for adoption is not an easy decision. In fact, it will likely be one of the hardest decisions of your life.   I’ve worked with many expectant mothers and have witnessed the range of emotions that come with the adoption process. Sadness, guilt, even feeling stupid, are all common feelings. The following are descriptions of the main emotions you might feel when going through this experience an...
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Why Older Moms Choose to Give Up a Baby For Adoption

When you think about birth mothers, who do you see in your mind’s eye?  Often, we think of birth mothers as younger mothers who aren’t ready to become a parent. However, birth mothers can be women of any age. Here are some reasons why older moms choose to give up a baby for adoption. They’re Not in a Stable Relationship Some mothers are single parents by choice, while others are single by chance. Ol...
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Are You Ready To Be A Young Parent?

You’re pregnant, and you’re worried.  Are you ready to become a young parent?  What impact will a pregnancy have on your life right now? Your decisions now will shape the course of your life and the life of your child. Sometimes, it’s just not the right time to become a parent. How can you make this decision? A New Role In Your Life When you have a baby and decide to raise that child, you move into ...
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Adoption Advice: My Daughter is Pregnant

The content of this article is based almost entirely on the advice and experience of parents whose daughters worked with our firm to create an adoption plan.  Some of these women ultimately chose to parent their child.  Of course, one short article will not answer all of your questions; therefore, we invite you to contact our office anytime for free, confidential information.  We work with women and families across t...
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Should I Keep My Baby?

If you’ve found this blog post, you’re likely pregnant, the pregnancy wasn’t planned, and you might be asking yourself “Should I keep my baby?”  We’ve worked with many women over the years who have considered adoption. For some women, adoption is the right choice, while other women will choose to parent.  This article addresses some of the things you should consider if you’re pregnant and asking yourself if you shoul...
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What Are My Rights in Open Adoption?

  Adoption laws vary from state to state and so do birth parent rights.  Below are just a few of the universal rights in open adoption that are either misunderstood or not commonly known. Right to counseling Many states require at least one counseling session prior to a birth parent signing consent paperwork to an adoption.  This is typically done with an experienced social worker who specializes in adoption and...
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