The process of adoption is the right choice for many women who become pregnant; however, it can also feel emotional and complicated. This can be a physically, emotionally and mentally stressful experience, especially if you don’t have the right support. What many birthmothers are not aware of is that there is a wide array of support resources out there. If you are navigating this process, you don’t need to do it alone and here are a few resources that can help.
When it comes to adoptions, many people think of the many resources that are available to the adopting families; however, there are many adoption services for birthmothers as well. These services can help you navigate each step of the process, answer any questions you may have and offer support.
Many other birthmothers have gone through a similar experience. It can be helpful to tap into this community to find support and support groups can be immensely beneficial to talk with those who have also experienced what you are going through.
Family, Friend or Community Support
Many forget the communities of care and love that they have around them. This can come in the form of family, friends, those within the neighboring community or even online communities. There are plenty of relationships and loved ones that you can lean on. Even if they have not experienced the same thing, they likely will want to be there to support you.
Having a trained professional who can help you process your feelings and support you through a tough time can make the world of difference. Being a birth parent can be an arduous process and emotional experience and employing the help of a professional counselor is often an incredibly helpful resource.
You don’t need to navigate this process alone. There are numerous resources and supports available to you to help you along the way.