Many pregnant individuals wonder about the emotions surrounding placing their baby for adoption. Will they be overcome by grief and regrets?
The terminology doesn’t help. All the talk about ”giving up a baby for adoption” makes it sound like you’re giving up on your baby. But nothing could be further from the truth! Deciding to place a baby with an adoptive family is a selfless act of love and generosity.
That said, the moment of handing the baby to the adoptive family can be sad and difficult. Here’s how some birth moms describe it.
How does a birth mother feel after adoption?
Q: “What was it like to give up your baby? Did you get to see him/her? At any stage, did you feel any regret or selfishness?” – Jennifer