How Florida Adoption Process Positively Impacts Birth Mothers

May 19, 2021

By Adoption Choices of Florida

How Florida Adoption Process Positively Impacts Birth Mothers

Written by Eve Jones

If you’ve become pregnant unexpectedly and are considering placing your baby for adoption, you’ve almost certainly heard all the downsides of the adoption process, perhaps from your family or friends, or in online communities. Adoption comes with many downsides and it would be untenable to pretend that’s not the case. However, here at Adoption Choices of Florida, we place value on weighing the good as well as the bad because we want you to make the decision that’s best for you and will support you all the way.

We fully understand and empathize with the complex, nuanced effects of adoption on birth mothers. It’s a tough choice for many women, and it can be difficult to impossible for some to imagine seeing it in a happy light. That’s why we’d like to tell you about some of the benefits and positive outcomes that can come as a result of placing your baby for adoption. As hard as it might be to do, if you’ve decided it’s the right choice for you, then looking at the upsides can be incredibly beneficial. We’ve listed what we consider the good, the great, and the best parts of the Florida adoption process, but you are of course welcome to rearrange them in whatever way makes the most sense to you and suits your specific situation best!

The Good

  • A sense of relief – You weighed your options, and you thought about what was best for both you and your baby, and you made the tough decision. Even if you still struggle with your choice, you can feel relieved that you did it, knowing it was the best choice you could make.
  • Courage – Although it’s such a hard decision, placing your baby for adoption is incredibly brave, and you should show yourself some appreciation for doing so. You are making a sacrifice for the good of someone other than yourself, which is no small feat. Take the time to thank yourself and acknowledge that you made the right choice.

The Great

  • Relief from financial stress – Raising a child is expensive, and if you’re not already financially stable or able to become financially stable soon, your finances will take a huge hit. Placing a child for adoption due to financial difficulties is completely valid and a smart choice.
  • Reviving your future – Having children unexpectedly very often forces people to change their future plans, and not always for the better. Giving your child to a loving family means you now have the freedom to plan your future for yourself, whether that’s working on your career, focusing on school, traveling, or something else. You have many more options and greater flexibility in your life to make your future goals happen.
  • Being involved in the adoption process in Florida – If you choose an open or semi-open adoption with us, you’ll get to be involved in choosing a family for your baby. This gives you a certain amount of power over the process, plus you’ll be able to maintain some contact with the adoptive family and even potentially build a relationship with your child down the road. Many women choose open or semi-open adoption because they find these options helpful in gaining a sense of closure.

The Best

  • Giving your child a chance at a great future – Once all the work is done and decisions made, you will know you made the best choice for your child because they are with a loving family who will provide for them and set them up for success. Whatever else you’re going through, knowing you could do that for your baby is precious.
  • Adding love to another family – People decide to adopt for all kinds of reasons, but the most important one is that they want a child to love. Placing your baby with folks who have chosen the adoption route, allows them to expand their family and open their hearts.
  • Knowing you made the right choice – Going through the adoption process and seeing your baby thriving with their new family, while difficult, can also be incredibly reassuring. Knowing you made the right choice for both of you enables many women to feel very positive feelings, despite the pain.

Choosing To Undergo the Florida Adoption Process

Adoption is never an easy choice, as we know full well. But when you decide to place your baby for adoption and can find the perfect family with the help of our Florida adoption agency, you’ll always know you did what was best. It’s a bittersweet feeling, but remember that you can reach out to us, even years after the adoption has taken place, if you need to talk. We’ll be here for you and happy to provide support and resources whenever you need them.

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 us at: (833) 352-3678

Eve Jones