We’ve been taking a look at misconceptions that pregnant moms may have about the option of adoption. Feel free to visit our website to catch up on previous episodes, if you’d like. But for today’s final chapter in this series, let’s consider her question: “What if I want to change my mind?”
For an expectant mother, the truth is that until her baby is born and she signs the papers to terminate her parental rights, the baby is still hers alone. An adoption match or agreement is not legally binding, and she has the right to change her mind if she feels she is able to parent after all. The laws vary between states, and her adoption agency can help her understand the legalities of this depending on the state in which she lives. As an expectant mother, created in the image of God, she is to be respected and loved, no matter what happens in the end.
And – at the very same time – our hearts go out to adoptive families for whom this decision lies outside their control. We know God is sovereign, and what happens is sometimes quite different than what we expected or hoped.
God’s wisdom covers both the mom and the adoptive family. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” This includes parenting and adoption. Thanks so much for listening. We have all been created for Christ.