This guest post is by Barb, a waiting adoptive mother.
It boggles my mind how often I hear negative things about birth moms. And the things I hear make me mad.
An acquaintance mentioned to me that even though he wanted me to fulfill my dream of adopting, he would question the mental state of a birth mom.
He said he would be really cautious with anyone willing to “give up their own child.”
This comment bothered me on so many levels.
What if I were in a situation in which I wanted to place my child for adoption?
Kids say the funniest things. But adults have also been known to say some silly things every now and then.
Especially when it comes to adoption—and placing a baby for adoption in particular.
If you’re pregnant and are thinking about adoption or making an open adoption plan for your baby, you probably know what we’re talking about.
But don’t get angry. Get armed.
Keep in mind that unless they have a personal connection to open adoption, most people you’ll meet will have a limited understanding of what it involves or the circumstances behind your decision.
In fact, you’re likely the first person they’ve ever come across who is making a placement plan.