From the perspective of a birth dad, Tim shares his story about making an adoption plan, getting to know his son’s adoptive family and the importance of remaining in his son’s life.
It’s been a little over four years now. My son’s birth mother and I were not in a serious relationship. In fact, I didn’t even know that I was going to be a father until she was about seven months into her pregnancy — I hadn’t heard from her since we had broken up. I was shocked and scared and didn’t quite believe the news when I first heard it. But then I knew I needed to do the right thing and we needed to figure out what to do, either together or separately.
Choosing adoption is a brave and selfless option for a woman who experiences an unplanned pregnancy. Watch Christy’s story about having an unplanned pregnancy while in high school and choosing adoption for her child.
“It’s not that I would have been a bad parent. I think that in any adoption there’s a lot of conflicting emotions, but I just knew it was the right thing…Even in the worst of times, there’s a sweetness…”
Are you or someone you know experiencing an unplanned pregnancy? You have options, and we want to help you reach the decision that is best for you. Contact us to get started.
In the June 2015 issue of NCFA’s Adoption Advocate, birth mother Amy Hutton Sink writes about her personal experience as a birth mom, how she has learned to set and manage her expectations in open adoption, and how her open adoption arrangement with her child’s adoptive family has shifted and changed over time while still remaining strong.
When a woman discovers she is pregnant and is not ready to parent, she may think about placing her baby for adoption.
Placing a baby for adoption is not an easy thing to do. In fact, one of the first things a woman should do is seek out professional counseling to look at her options. Adoption professionals call this “options counseling” and this can help with the beginning stages of decision making. During options counseling a woman and her counselor explore the options of parenting the child or placing the child with an adoptive family.
When seeking out counseling, a woman should be sure of the following: