8 Types of Birth Mothers in Arizona
Despite society’s preconceived notions of birth mothers, every expectant mother’s situation and motivation behind choosing adoption is different.
Here at Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we work with birth mothers and adoptive parents from all backgrounds. We never turn you away because of your relationship status, ethnicity, race, or sexuality. We realize that every birth mother’s story is different and believe that your adoption plan should be customized to fit your needs.
Types of Birth Mothers:
- The Unmarried Birth Mother
Birth mothers who fall into the “unmarried” category are not in a committed relationship. Depending on the circumstances of the baby’s conception, the birth father may or may not be involved with the adoption process. Single birth mothers may be motivated to choose adoption due to an unplanned pregnancy, traumatic circumstances or they feel like they are unable to care for a child.
- The Married Birth Mother
Contrary to popular belief, a birth mother can be in a serious relationship and have a family of her own. While she may already have children and have a stable life, adoption may still be the best option for her baby. Perhaps she and her partner or spouse feel as though they cannot financially support another child, or she has experienced a relationship change.
- The Professional Birth Mother
For some women, it can feel too challenging to balance motherhood and a career. For this reason, women who are on a focused career path turn to adoption when they discover they are pregnant. By choosing adoption, they can focus on their career and their child can live a wonderful life.
- The Teen Birth Mother
When in the throes of high school, teenage girls may find themselves to be young and in love. However, many teenage girls are not ready to raise a child and start a family. A young girl may choose adoption in order to focus on her education and future, while still providing her baby with the best life possible.
- The Homeless Birth Mother
Homelessness is a growing problem in America and a challenge faced by many birth mothers. Many homeless birth mothers feel like they do not have adequate resources to care for their child. They choose adoption so that their child can grow up in a safe and loving home.
- The Incarcerated Birth Mother
Everyone makes bad decisions once in a while; however, sometimes, we have to face the consequences. For a birth mother facing jail time, placing her baby for adoption may be her only option. She recognizes that she cannot properly care for her baby from behind bars and wants her child to have a stable future.
- The Addicted Birth Mother
Fighting an addiction can feel like fighting a losing battle. For a birth mother struggling with an addiction, the thought of caring for a child can be overwhelming. Additionally, depending on the severity of her addiction, she may choose adoption to remain in control of what happens to her baby and keep Child Protective Services (CPS) from becoming involved.
- The Undocumented Immigrant Birth Mother
Any child born on United States soil is considered a U.S. citizen. This includes the children of undocumented immigrants. If a birth mother is an undocumented immigrant, she may fear deportation. Thus, she may choose to put her baby up for adoption to ensure that her child has a secure future, no matter what happens to her.
Many Different Types of Birth Mothers
Please note that these are only a few examples of the birth mothers we work with. You may find that you don’t fall into just one category or have a different reason for choosing adoption. That is totally ok! Each adoption journey is different. No matter which categories you fall into, please know that we are here to support you no matter what!
For adoption resources or to begin your adoption journey, birth parents can visit us at Adoption Choices of Arizona or call or text us at 1-480-900-5520. If you are an prospective adoptive family hoping to adopt a baby, please instead, visit us here!
Meet the Author: Grace Myers is a sophomore Digital Media major at North Greenville University As a firm believer that every individual has a story to tell, and a right to be properly represented, she loves meeting new people and learning their stories.
When she’s not writing, you can find her listening to music or cuddling with her dog, Sundae.