Adoption Misconceptions – Part 4
Hi friends! We’ve been talking about some misconceptions that pregnant moms might have about the option of adoption. In previous episodes, we covered concerns like “If I give my baby up, that means I don’t love him enough.” and “If I choose adoption, my baby will end up with a family that I do not approve of.” Please feel free to visit our website and catch up on those episodes if you’d like. Today, however, we’re going to talk about this concern some pregnant moms might have: If I make an adoption plan, I’ll never get to see my baby again.
In years past, closed adoptions were very common. However, open adoption has not only become more popular, but also can be more beneficial for the birth mother, the adoptee, and the adoptive parents. In an open adoption, birth moms are able to communicate with their children, visit their children, and have an active role in their lives as they grow. Birth parents may not be the main parent in their child’s life, but they will still be able to have a relationship. A semi-open adoption allows for a bit more privacy as an agency or attorney will act as a “middle man” for communications and visits. This usually involves letters, pictures, and emails. Adoption agencies can help a pregnant mom find the best family for her and her child that will allow her to maintain whatever role she wishes to have in her child’s life.
God promises this good news in Proverbs 14:26 for the mother, the child, and the adoptive family who place their trust in Him: In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and His children will have a refuge. We have all been created for Christ.