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When making an adoption plan, birth parents have many thoughts running through their minds. They wonder what others will think of them and their decision to place. All birth parents think of the following at some point and want everyone to know:

  1. My baby is not unwanted. I do not want to “give up or give away my baby” for adoption. In fact, I very much want to parent my baby.
  2. I am making/made an adoption plan, because I love my baby. The love that I have for my baby allowed me to put my baby’s needs before mine.
  3. I know that placing a baby for adoption impacts everyone connected to my baby—sibling(s), cousin(s), aunt(s), uncle(s), grandmother(s), grandfather(s) and friends.
  4. I care very much what my baby will think of me. 
  5. I hope my baby’s parents will tell him/her about me and his/her birth family.
  6. I hope my baby’s parents will always respect me and hold me in high regard.
  7. I will always think about, and love, my baby. My baby will always be a part of me.
  8. I am not a bad or immoral person for making an adoption plan for my baby.
  9. Making an adoption plan is one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life.
  10. I hope that one day I will have the chance to tell my baby about his/her adoption story.

If you (or a loved one is) are pregnant and considering adoption, we invite you to contact a Barker pregnancy counselor anytime, 24/7, when you are ready to talk.

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