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How to Heal After Placing Your Baby for Adoption

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How to Heal After Placing Your Baby for Adoption

Every birth mother’s adoption journey is unique and healing after placing a baby for adoption is something that will be deeply personal. The healing process can be as short or as long as you need since every birth mom’s journey is different.

Placing Your Baby for Adoption

Here are some tips to help you heal and move forward after your placement:

Acknowledge Your Feelings

As a birth mother, you will experience mixed emotions during your adoption process and after your placement. You will feel like it’s a rollercoaster ride of emotions, but it’s important to remember that your feelings are valid. How you feel about your adoption experience may change over time, but it is important to acknowledge and recognize your feelings. Remember that there are no set rules on how to process your feelings.

Remember to Put Yourself First

Birth mothers will often receive questions and comments from others who are trying to understand their decision to choose adoption. It can feel overwhelming to explain why you chose adoption and how it was best for both you and your baby. However, it’s important to only share what you feel comfortable sharing. Remember that they are not in your shoes and may not know the entire set of circumstances. Be as patient as you can with individuals who do not understand but remember to put your feelings first.

Build a Support System

While the adoption experience can be overwhelming and sometimes you feel like you don’t know what to do next, remember that there are resources available to help support you in this healing process. You can choose to receive counseling or you can connect with other birth moms who have gone through the healing process themselves by joining a support group for birth moms. If you have built a support network for yourself, reach out to your loved ones for comfort and reassurance. Remember that you are never alone, and many women have been in your shoes.

Seek Counseling and Professional Advice

Talk about your feelings with others, like a therapist or a counselor. Contact your caseworker to seek counseling with a professional who has experience working with birth moms and adoption cases. They can give you the tools and advice you need to heal. Remember that you’ve given your child the opportunity for a better life and you deserve the same for yourself.

AdoptHelp Is Here For You!

Our caseworkers are here to provide you with guidance and support even after you have placed your baby for adoption. We offer lifelong post-placement support because you are always part of our AdoptHelp family. Our case workers will help you in every step of the adoption process to make your adoption journey as seamless as possible.

If you need any support or have questions about adoption, contact us at 800-637-7999 or TEXT “ADOPTION” to 990-00 and one of our caseworkers will be available to help you 24/7.

Please note that AdoptHelp and its employees are not financial advisors. These tips have been provided for informational purposes only. Please contact your personal financial planner or financial/tax advisors for more specific information.

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