Expectant parents choose adoption for a variety of reasons. Whatever your reason, you chose adoption as the best choice for you and your child. Your adoption journey is a uniquely personal experience that you own. It is up to you to decide if and when you would like to share it with others.
Throughout the adoption journey, expectant parents may experience a wide range of reactions from family, friends, co-workers, and even strangers. Whether these reactions are supportive or negative, expectant parents must remember they are in control of their adoption story. You do not have to share it with anyone you do not feel comfortable with knowing the details of your story.
It can be difficult for expectant parents to know how to respond when they are met with disbelief or criticism from others. A common reaction from others can be disbelief that the expectant parent has chosen to give up their child for adoption. Some family members or friends may not be able to understand the decision, as it is not something they could envision doing. They may even tell expectant parents it is selfish to choose adoption instead of raising the child.
It is especially important for expectant parents to not let any criticism diminish their adoption choice. By choosing adoption, expectant parents are selflessly choosing to give their child the best life possible. At A Act of Love Adoptions, we know how much love is behind the decision to place your child for adoption.
If you are struggling with what to say, A Act of Love is here to help your decide what to share with others. Expectant parents can connect with our adoption specialists in a variety of ways. You can reach us toll-free at 1-800-835-6360 or by text at 801-450-0094. Specialists are also available via email or chat on our website. Finally, expectant parents can learn more by visiting our social media pages. Our website contains links to our Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Google accounts.