We, like most mothers, struggle on setting up an adoption plan for our baby. We think of several good reasons why it might be a better and understandable decision. Although some are against it, pushing for adoption always shows the mother’s love for the child – setting aside our own desires for their future.
As this can be the hardest decision of your life, you can do this tip to help you decide. As for me, I list down the reasons why giving my baby up for adoption is the best decision. Here are some of them:
1. Having a hard time with finances
Financial resources should be stable once you have your baby born. If stable finances are lacking, it would be a significant consideration to go for adoption. In this way, you can look for other adoptive parents who are capable of supporting your child’s daily needs as well as their health and education.
2. You are not physically and mentally capable
If you suffer physical disability or are diagnosed with mental illness, you should weigh your capability on caring for the child. You may not be able to prepare formula milk or breastfeed for your baby or might have episodes of distress that would lead to neglect.
3. Single motherhood is hard
If you are a single mother, raising a child on your own is a challenging task. You lack additional support system that a father’s supposed to take. In this case, opting for adoption for your baby is the best choice. You can have your baby taken care of adoptive parents with both mother and father present.
4. Religious beliefs may prohibit it
Some religions strongly condemn pregnancy before marriage. If your religion is among them, you may consider getting an adoption plan if you have given birth. This prevents you from being excommunicated from your church and disowned by your family. This way, you can also continue with your service in the church community.
5. You still have future plans
If you are a teenage mother and still plan to continue your degree, you may want to go for an adoption plan so you can focus on yourself and fulfilling your dreams.