Women today have more than one option when they have an unplanned pregnancy. They could choose abortion. It is legal and available to most women for a reasonable fee, depending on how far they are in their pregnancy. Some women who don’t want to abort their baby but aren’t in a position to care for him or her on their own enlist the help of family members and raise the child within an extended family. Women may also opt to give birth and raise their child, either alone or with their partner. However, the thought of raising a baby in a home that isn’t stable may not be the best choice for the family. The other option is adoption. This means giving the child to another family, permanently.
Despite the obvious benefits to the child, giving baby up for adoption isn’t easy. A woman who carried her child for about nine months, eating all the right things, avoiding putting junk food and other unhealthy things into her body and hearing the baby’s heartbeat at regular doctor appointments will need support in order to make the transition from a pregnant woman to a birth mother. Although it won’t be easy, with adoption support, woman can feel comfortable knowing the decision they are making will result in the best possible life for their unborn child.
The best adoption agencies offer a great amount of support to birth mothers. They understanding giving baby up for adoption isn’t easy and they do everything they can to make them comfortable with the decision. This means that pregnant women can not only pick out a family for their child by looking through pictures and bios, they can actually meet the family that will be raising their unborn baby. The birth mother and adoptive parents may even choose to keep in contact, allowing a birth mother to see how the decision she made was as much a gift to their child as it was to the family who raised the son or daughter they were not able to at that time.
Mothers who give their children up for adoption through one of these agencies may have more children in the future. Because of the support they receive before and after their baby is born, they don’t regret their decision or worry they won’t be able to care for the new children they bring into their family.