Top 5 Reasons to Place Your Baby for Adoption as a Birth Mother

Top 5 Reasons to Place Your Baby for Adoption as a Birth Mother

Top 5 Reasons to Place Your Baby for Adoption as a Birth Mother

There are no “wrong” reasons to place a child for adoption. Despite the stigma that comes along with the idea of adoption and the term “birth mother,” your reasons for considering adoption are valid. Most birth mothers experience difficulty in terms of their adoption plan or wanting their decision to be understood. Adoption Choices of Las Vegas is here to ease your concerns and let you know that you’re not alone.

Every birth mother’s circumstances are unique. There are a wide variety of reasons birth mothers could have for deciding to place her baby for adoption, but all that matters is that she is doing what is best for her child. Here are our top five reasons to place your baby for adoption as a birth mother:

  1. Lack of financial stability

Babies require not only substantial emotional support, but also a plethora of supplies such as food, toys, baby gear, and more for their wellbeing. For a birth mother that is barely able to support herself, it may not be a good idea to take on parenting at this time. Adoption allows birth mothers to place their babies in a home that can offer something they cannot, usually financial stability. Focus on taking care of yourself and moving towards a more ideal financial situation. Once you are more financially secure, you may feel better equipped to raise a child.

  1. Addiction

Whether it be an addition to drugs, alcohol, or another substance, some birth mothers may realize that they have an unhealthy dependency on something that can negatively affect their ability to parent. It is important to address these issues prior to becoming a parent to ensure the best care of your child. Birth mothers with addictions might lack the resources or support to parent, so adoption is the best choice for them. There are many resources available for those struggling with addiction. The first step is to acknowledge it. 

  1. You do not desire to be a parent

Parenting is not for everyone, and that’s OK. If you are dealing with an unexpected pregnancy and do not wish to be a mother, then you might consider adoption. Contrary to popular belief, not all women want to be mothers. While you may not wish to be a parent, there are plenty of loving families who would be extremely grateful to welcome a new addition to their home. 

  1. You have other goals you’d like to achieve before having children

Some birth mothers are in their teens and have many goals they would like to accomplish prior to having children. It’s not uncommon for a birth mother to want to finish her education or attain a certain career before becoming a mother 

While it is definitely possible for mothers to go to school and work, these goals are ten times harder to achieve with a child, especially for first-time mothers. Adoption allows birth mothers to not feel the pressure of having to put their schooling or career on hold for parenthood.  

  1. You’d like the baby to be raised in a two-parent household

To say that that single motherhood is hard would be an understatement. There are plenty of mothers who excel at single parenthood, but it is not an ideal path for most mothers. If you are no longer with the baby’s father or he is no longer in the picture but you strongly desire for your baby to be raised in a two-parent household, then adoption might be best for you. A child’s nuclear family can be his or her’s greatest influence, so it is important that a strong foundation is built.

Top 5 Reasons to Place Your Baby for Adoption as a Birth Mother

There are a multitude of reasons you could have to choose adoption, but the common ground among most birth mothers seems to be that they want what is best for their baby. Adoption Choices of Las Vegas is here to help guide you and ease your concerns about your decision. 

We know that you are making this decision out of love and selflessness, to offer your baby a life that you are unable to provide. You’ll most likely feel overwhelmed and full of emotions, but you are giving more than you realize. You are giving your baby more opportunities, and you are giving another family the gift of a lifetime. 

Adoption Choices of Las Vegas has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across in Las Vegas since 2012. For information more general to Nevada, please visit our mother site Adoption Choices of Nevada. For information specific to Reno, please visit our sister site Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno. You can also call us to speak to someone now. Contact Us 24/7: CALL OR TEXT 702-474-4673

Meet the Author: Hi! I’m Ashley! I am a senior at Loyola University Chicago pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in journalism. My hobbies include: reading, writing, and binge-watching the newest Netflix craze.

I hope to one day be a reporter, but I also have an interest in social work. When I’m not in school or working, you can find me relaxing with friends, shopping or volunteering at a local foster home.