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Birth Mother Questions Answered: What Kind of Support Resources are Available After I Place My Baby for Adoption?

Birth Mother Questions Answered: What Kind of Support Resources are Available After I Place My Baby for Adoption?

If you are a birth mother who has chosen to place your baby for adoption, you may wonder what kind of support resources will be available to you after you give your baby up for adoption. Although the decisions you face now and will face after placement can be difficult, the good news is that you don’t have to face them alone if you need support.

At Forever Bound Adoption, a local full-service child-placing adoption agency licensed in Utah and Idaho, you work with a caseworker who will help you through the adoption process and can continue to help you find needed resources after placement. One important thing your caseworker will help you with is a hospital plan, which outlines your desires during your hospital stay for delivery and recovery as well as your plans once you leave the hospital. Some important things to think about include who will be with you at the hospital to offer support as well as who will take you home from the hospital after delivery and placement. You may also want to have a plan in place for what you want to do once you get home. You will need to give yourself time to heal both physically and emotionally from the delivery and placement process.

It is normal to feel a wide variety of emotions after placing a baby for adoption. Even though you have carefully chosen a family for your baby and have made the best decisions for yourself and your child, you may feel sadness and grief. It is important for you to talk about your feelings. If you feel you would benefit from counseling services, your caseworker can help you find a kind and compassionate counselor. There are also birth parent support groups that meet regularly, giving birth parents the opportunity to talk about their feelings and experiences in a safe environment with others who understand the things they have gone through. Your caseworker can help you access a support group in your community.

Regardless of what you choose to do following adoptive placement, there are resources and people available to help you. You may qualify for financial aid or scholarships to attend school, giving you the opportunity to reach your educational goals. Additionally, some grants are available to help pay for the cost of ongoing counseling services. If you need help with living expenses for a limited period of time while you recover and find employment, your caseworker can assist you with making those arrangements. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your caseworker for more information about the resources that may be available to help you meet your unique needs.

As always, if you have any questions about the adoption process, please don’t hesitate to contact Forever Bound Adoption at (801) 821-1354. Our kind and compassionate staff are always available to help you as you make important decisions about your future.