After choosing adoption for your child, some expectant parents wonder what it will be like if they have a child later in life that they choose to parent. After experiencing their first pregnancy through the lens of adoption, some parents wonder what the experience will be like knowing they will be parenting their child.
Pregnancy after adoption affects birth parents in a variety of ways. Even though parents know adoption was the best choice for them and their child, a second pregnancy may bring up emotions associated with the difficulty of the choice, such as sadness. As the pregnancy progresses, parents may also feel a renewed sense of loss as they experience the joyous parts of pregnancy, such as creating a baby registry and selecting a name for their child. Yet, for others, a second pregnancy may not bring up any negative emotions.
No matter what emotions you experience, know that nothing will diminish the love you have for your first child and the beautiful and powerful gift you gave them when you chose adoption.
At A Act of Love Adoptions, we are here to not only support you throughout your pregnancy, but also in your journey beyond placement. Your adoption specialist will help you develop a post-adoption plan and assist you in finding whatever resources you need. Your adoption specialist will also provide counseling on how to deal with the emotions surrounding your adoption choice and its long-term impact on your life, such as telling future partners and children of your choice to place your child for adoption. Although you cannot know how you would react to a second pregnancy, A Act of Love Adoptions can help give you the tools to deal with whatever you may feel.
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