Most Common Reasons Why Birth Mothers Choose Adoption

Have you ever wondered why birth mothers choose adoption? How the decision to place your baby for adoption could be made? With so many stereotypes and negative messages still surrounding the adoption world, it’s perfectly understandable.

If you are a birth mother who is considering adoption for you and your baby, you may be experiencing similar thoughts. From what you’ve heard, adoption seems like a great option, but you aren’t sure if you qualify. If your life circumstances makes you eligible for adoption. You’re in good hands! Adoption Choices of New York is here to help.

Here are five of the most common reasons for birth mothers to place their baby for adoption. While you’re reading these, keep in mind this is not the gospel. Your story might be similar or completely different – and that’s okay! It does not matter who you are, where you came from, or why you are considering adoption – it is an option! 

  1. I’m Unable to Parent

Being unable to parent could be for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you are homeless, struggling with an addiction or aren’t in a safe living environment. Perhaps you are an active member of the military or a young single woman just out of high school. Or, maybe you didn’t ever see yourself having children. All of these are valid and many of the reasons behind why you might choose adoption for you and your child.

  1. I Can’t Afford an Extra Child

As surprising as it might seem, many birth mothers are married, in committed relationships or are already raising children of their own. If a mother of three, of instance, discovers that she is unexpectedly pregnant and cannot financially or mentally provide for another child, adoption can be a great solution for her. This way, she is able to continue to provide for her three children, and her fourth is given their best chance at life with a caring and supportive adoptive family.

  1. I’m still in School

Perhaps you’re a freshman or sophomore in high school. Maybe you’ve just started community college. Maybe you’re a junior or senior in college and overwhelming with your coursework. 

  1. I Don’t Want to be a Parent

You never pictured yourself as a parent. In fact, you have no desire to become one at all. You never have. Friends and family have told you that, one day, you’ll change your mind. That you just haven’t met the right person or aren’t in the right stage of life yet. That your biological clock will start clicking and you’ll long to have a baby. But that never happened. 

That’s completely ok. Parenthood is not for everyone. If you find yourself pregnant and you don’t want to be a parent, you can choose to place your baby for adoption in New York. Our adoption agency is here to help. All you need to do is give us a call and we will help you with the rest. We will help you find an adoptive family who will love, care and support your child, allowing you to move forward and pursue your life goals.

  1. It’s Not the Right Time 

It’s ok to admit that you’re not in a place right now to raise a child. That you’re unable to provide for him or her appropriately. Unplanned pregnancies tend to pop up during moments like this. Maybe you want a child or two in the future, but you hadn’t planned on it being so soon. Your finances aren’t stable yet, and you didn’t want to still be living in an apartment setting. We completely understand. It’s moments like this in life that cause adoption to look appealing to birth mothers. Their current life situation isn’t ideal, but they still want what’s best for their child. Thus, adoption becomes the perfect option.

Why Birth Mothers Choose Adoption in New York

No matter what your situation or circumstances, adoption is always an option for you. Whether you are financially, mentally or physically unable to raise a child, you can always choose adoption. Adoption Choices of New York is happy, ready and willing to help you find the best solution for you and your baby. Our specialized adoption professionals will work with you and make sure that both you and your baby are taken care of every step of the way.

Do you relate to any of the circumstances listed above? Are there any other important or more common reasons that should be included? Please don’t hesitate to let us know! We would love to hear from you.

Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of New York is available to assist with your surrogacy plan. Call us, text us, email us; we are here for you! Contact Us 24/7: 800-505-8592 (Phone) | 518-478-8420 | Click to Email

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