Birth Mothers Who are They and Why Do They Choose Adoption?

December 1, 2022

By Adoption Choices of Florida

Birth Mothers Who are They and Why Do They Choose Adoption?

By Syd Sukalski

Unplanned pregnancy is scary. You have a million questions, and you’re weighing all of your options. Maybe you are considering adoption, but you’re unsure if it’s right for you. The Florida adoption process can seem daunting from the outside, but we’re here to help you, answer your questions, and make you feel safe, confident, and secure in your decision to put your child up for adoption.

Adoption Choices of Florida excels in helping birth mothers find a home for their children. You make all of the decisions and have total control over your Florida adoption plan. We are here to guide you and offer any assistance possible. If you’re considering adoption or would like to speak to an adoption specialist, check out our adoption agencies to get started. 

Now, let’s talk about birth mothers.

What Is Adoption in Florida?

Before we dive in, we must define the term “adoption.” Adoption is a legal process whereby the custody of your birth child changes hands to a set of adoptive parents. But adoption also builds families for those who might not otherwise be able to have them. It is also something that might help give your child opportunities they may not have had previously, and, no matter your situation, it is a generous, noble act on behalf of the birth mother. By placing your child for adoption, you give an entire family a chance to flourish and to love one another.

Who Is the Birth Mother?

The birth mother of a child is the biological mother. She cares for her child’s well-being, and, depending on which type of adoption she chooses, she may or may not be involved in her child’s life after the adoption. In an open adoption, the birth mother and her biological child’s adoptive parents will communicate and set boundaries.

Depending on these boundaries, she may or may not play a part in raising the child. In a semi-open adoption, the birth mother communicates with the adoptive parents through the adoption agency. In this scenario, she wants to make sure her birth child is doing well but remains at a distance. A closed adoption, the birth mother does not have contact with her biological child because she has deemed it best to step back and give her child a fresh start. As the birth mother, you are whoever you want to be in terms of your child. You can be more involved or not involved at all. It’s all up to you when you create your Florida adoption plan.

Why Do People Choose to Place Their Child for Adoption?

You may choose adoption for many reasons. Primarily, these reasons tend to prevent your ability to parent your child. Maybe your home life is unstable, and you’re in a bad relationship. Maybe, you are not able to support your baby financially. Perhaps, you’re in school or trying to build your career, and raising a baby isn’t a viable option. Whatever the case, keep in mind that placing your baby for adoption is an act of love. 

Choosing Adoption Does Not Mean You Aren’t Giving Up

You are not “giving your baby up for adoption.” You’re not “putting your baby up for adoption.” You’re not “adopting out your baby.” Placing your baby for adoption is not giving up. It is not a failure of any kind, as these terms suggest. Creating an adoption plan takes time, care, and attention. By doing so, you are allowing your baby to live an opportunity-filled life with loving parents. Nor is your baby an object you can “put up for adoption” or “adopt out.” But you understand this. As a birth mother, you know your child is a person. You want to create the best life possible for them by creating an adoption plan.

Yes, the adoption process in Florida, or anywhere, can seem scary. You might still have a million questions. But don’t worry. So long as you want the best for your baby, they will go to an excellent home filled with love. And, as the birth mother, you get to decide where that home is and how involved you would like to be after the adoption is complete.

If you are a pregnant woman in Florida considering adoption and have any questions or concerns about the adoption process, please don’t hesitate to reach out. For more information on adoption, visit us at Adoption Choices of Florida or call or text us at: (833) 352-3678.