No matter how many books you read or people you talk to, you really don’t know what it’s like to be a parent until you’re living it. Many parents ultimately grow into the role, learning as they go. Some, particularly those whose children came from unexpected pregnancies, find that they’re not able to provide the level of care their child needs.
If you find yourself in this situation, you might be wondering what you can do. Is it too late to consider adoption after the child is born and you’ve taken them home with you?
Adoption is Still an Option After Birth
While there are some organizations that only handle newborn adoptions, many work with children as old as 17. Often times parents will get home with their newborn and realize making an adoption plan is best for them and their child. Sometimes life circumstances change and a parent finds themselves in a situation where making an adoption plan for their older child(ren) is the best option.
Making an adoptions plan is a difficult choice at any stage. For those whose child has become a part of their everyday life, it may prove more difficult. Your life has started to revolve around them. The things you do and the choices you make are based on providing care for your child. You have a bond with them that is not easily broken.
With that said, it’s important to remember…
You’re Not Giving Up
Making an adoption plan for your child is about choosing what’s best for the future of your child. Can you support them financially? Is your living area safe for a child? Are you able to give them the love and care they need?
When you first hold your newborn baby, you’ll likely feel a love like you never have before. For some mothers, it’s not until this moment that they realize whether or not they’re ready to directly care for the child.
If you’ve decided that adoption is the best option for your child, or you’d simply like to know more about your options, Choosing Hope Adoptions is here to help. We handle adoptions in Dayton and the rest of Ohio.
Call or text us at 937-471-2954 or contact us here.