As you’re debating whether or not you want to search for an adoption plan for your child, you’ll begin to realize it’s best to talk to a birth mother who has gone through the process. If you don’t know one personally, we at Adoption Choices of Arizona have you covered. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about a day in the life of a birth mother.
Do you ever regret choosing adoption?
Birth mothers may wonder if their coming days will be filled with regret if they choose to go with adoption. As with many of the situations when it comes to adoption, it’s different for everyone. However, making the decision to choose adoption should prove in and of itself that you were confident in giving your child a more deserving life you feel you couldn’t provide yourself. If you weren’t completely positive in your decision, why would you have gone through with it?
How do you heal?
Healing comes differently for everyone, but time is invariably a factor. One of the best ways to get your mind off things is to practice self-care every day. Do what makes you happy for at least an hour, whether that means watching an episode of your favorite show, exercising, or anything your heart desires. Self-care is the reward you deserve for the strenuous process of adoption.
How do you know when the prospective adoptive parents are the right fit?
It can be cliché to say you knew via a “gut feeling,” but sometimes, that’s the best way of knowing. As you talk to the prospective adoptive parents, ask them questions, and get to know them more, the connection will grow and make itself apparent. You may not completely know that you made the best choice until you see it in practice, but hunches usually pay off. More considerations for choosing adoptive parents.