Written By: Erin Jones
A woman going through an unplanned pregnancy can choose adoption for any number of reasons. In fact, a birth mother going through an unplanned pregnancy often chooses adoption for a combination of different reasons. Below, Adoption Choices of Florida has listed three of the most common reasons birth mothers in the state of Florida choose to place a child for adoption.
Again, there are many other reasons why a birth mother experiencing an unplanned pregnancy might choose adoption aside from the ones listed below. So, for more information on why a birth mother might choose to place her child for adoption, please visit our website’s blog on 8 reasons birth mothers in Florida choose adoption.
Two of the most common reasons a woman going through an unplanned pregnancy chooses adoption include not being ready for parenthood and a lack of desire to be a parent. If you’re going through an unplanned pregnancy and feel you can relate to either or both of these reasons, it’s time to consider your options. There are a lot more options for women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy nowadays than there have been in the past. One of those options, as you may have already guessed, is adoption! Adoption is a great choice, especially if you’ve considered all of your other options and have determined that none of those options are the right fit for you and your unborn child.
To learn more about the adoption process in Florida, please visit our website’s blogs on considering adoption as a pregnant woman in Florida and how to begin the adoption process as a birth mother in Florida.
Another reason many women going through an unplanned pregnancy choose adoption is that they are not financially stable enough to raise a child. There’s no doubt about it — raising a child is expensive. So, if you’re experiencing financial difficulty and have become unexpectedly pregnant, consider adoption because it is an excellent option for you! Fortunately, most adoption agencies — as well as adoptive families — are more than willing to cover all adoption and medical-related expenses, so all you will have to worry about is staying healthy, both physically and mentally.
A lot of birth mothers choose adoption because raising a child would impact their ability to accomplish personal or professional goals. Some birth mothers dream of going back to school or completing their education, some hope to travel abroad and see the world, and others are waiting to hear back about a major promotion at their workplace. Whatever your personal or professional goals are, raising a child may not be conducive to achieving those dreams.
If you’ve got personal or professional goals you’re working toward, but have become unexpectedly pregnant, you might consider adoption as a good option for you! Even for the busiest of birth mothers, Adoption Choices of Florida encourages you to be a part of the adoption process — our adoption agency will work with your schedule, so you can be involved in your child’s adoption!
Even birth mothers who choose not to raise their child because they don’t want to be a parent or because of their own personal or professional goals struggle with feelings of embarrassment, shame and/or guilt. If and when you experience these feelings during the adoption process, it’s important for you not to bottle them up. If you haven’t already told your adoption professional or social worker about these feelings, you should have a conversation with them immediately. They can help you get in touch with a member of your adoption agency’s emotional support team. The sooner you reach out and begin talking through your emotions, the better you’ll feel!
Remember, if you choose to be active in your child’s adoption, you need to be at your best so you can stay focused on making decisions that are in the best interest of your child.
If you are considering adoption, did any of these reasons resonate with you. Why or why not? What is your reason for choosing adoption? We are here for you.
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
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