Birthmothers, you have the power to choose the family you want.
For some birth families, having an adoptive family in a specific location is essential. If that is the case, let us know immediately, and we will screen our potential adoptive families for locations.
If you are concerned about religion, let us know.
Some birth mothers want their child to grow up with a sibling. Other birth families would like the child they place to be an only child at least for a while.
You have the right to decide these things. Don’t be ashamed of your desires.
One especially important thing to consider if you are planning for open adoption is the relationship you want to have with the adoptive family. We have adoptive families and birth families who only communicate a couple of times a year. The other extreme is adoptive families and birth families who vacation together. You will need to decide what you want for your future. Relationships of any kind are imperfect and require work. That does not mean that you should be miserable during the imperfections and the work. You can create a happy and healthy relationship for all of you.
Realtors have three rules for buying property. Location. Location. Location
Relationships have three rules for success: Communication. Communications. Communication.
As you decide on a family to care for your child, choose people who you feel you can communicate with.
You are a birth parent. You are going to experience beautiful, joyful moments or understanding what is right for you and your baby You are also going to have to navigate some powerful emotions that are difficult and painful. Remember, you do not have to walk this alone. Give us a call.