It’s normal for birth mothers to wonder if some day their child will understand the adoption plan. In 20 years as adoption attorney, my experience is that as children begin to mature, they recognize the advantage they wouldn’t have had they not been adopted. Far from resenting their birth mothers, most adoptees express a strong sense of affection and respect for the courage and sacrifice by their mothers in giving them a better future in a loving, secure and stable family.
If you have concerns about how your child will react to being adopted, we provide free, confidential consultations and can introduce you to our counselors and past birth mothers and adoptive parents if you like. Our network of counselors can help birth mothers work through doubts about themselves, concerns for their child, and other common issues in an understanding, compassionate setting.