There are 10 things birth mothers think about, wish for, and hopes for when placing their child for adoption. If you are in an open adoption, you may have heard some already, if not, they are important to know. They are:
I did not place my child because they were unwanted. I wanted them so much that I continued a pregnancy filled with unanswered questions.
I chose adoption because I loved my child. This parental love allowed me to put their needs before my own when making my choice.
This choice affected more than just me. They has a grandmother, a grandfather, and aunts and uncles who love them as well, and they will be missed.
I wish for the day I can look into my child’s eyes and tell them I love them one more time.
I hope that you will teach my child about their beginnings, about where they was born and who I am.
I hope you will teach respect to my child by showing respect for me in your discussions.
I wish I could be there to answer my child’s questions about adoption, but I trust you to answer them truthfully as best you can.
I will never stop thinking about my child. They will always be a part of who I am.
I would never try to disrupt my child’s new family with you. I put too much emotion and suffering into making this choice to allow anything to disrupt it, including me.
In my eyes, you will always be my child’s parents. And that thought brings me happiness.