i am really thinking of putting my baby up for adoptionAnswer Question
Answer by luckyshamrock at 9:38 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
Answer by PortAngeles1969 at 10:13 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
Do not underestimate the pain that mothers that relinquish their child go through. They DO NOT get over it, move one, and subsequent children DO NOT make up for the one they gave away. Be clear on this.
Also babies are not blank slates at birth. The recognise their mothers and know them. Even though they may not remember losing their mothers they feel it. And they have issues about being given away at birth throughout their lives. Do extensive research on adoption, effects on birth mothers and effects on adoptees. Don't just trust what agencies have to say because they make their money on getting babies adopted even if they are non-profit.
Answer by christyg at 12:41 PM on Dec. 5, 2008
Answer by kikyu at 1:19 PM on Dec. 5, 2008
Answer by kikyu at 1:24 PM on Dec. 5, 2008
Answer by adoptionsc at 6:24 PM on Dec. 5, 2008
Answer by TeaAnderson at 6:47 PM on Dec. 5, 2008
I have been involved in helping a few "moms" go through the adoption process--it isn't easy but it truly was the best choice for the child. My son-in-law was adopted as a child--he is so very glad his parents put him up for adoption--he has a very good family and loves the life he was raised with. I have a great nephew and niece who would have been better off adopted than being raised by the single parents they have....... I encourage any young woman who is not financially and emotionally ready to be a mom to seek out the adoption option. The child is not meant to be an emotional support for you but a little person that deserves the best possible chance at a good life. Try to concentrate not on the the next few years but on the next 10-15 and what would be best for the child.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:48 AM on Dec. 6, 2008