Life After Adoption
You may find yourself wondering what happens after your baby is adopted. When it comes to the questions you have about the adoption process, we want to provide clear answers so that you will be informed to decide. We believe that the best decision you can make is an informed one.
1. What will hospital time look like?
When you meet with your pregnancy counselor to make a plan for the hospital stay, you can decide what the hospital time will look like, including your interactions with your baby. Lifeline’s approach to adoption is centered around you as the birth mom and your wishes. Click here to read more about planning time with your baby in the hospital.
2. Will I still be able to talk with someone after the adoption is finalized?
Yes! We are available to you throughout your pregnancy, after delivery, and for as long as you desire after placement. We will never pressure you to talk with your Lifeline counselor; however, we are always available for you. All of our services are free to you.We also have an online community where you can connect with other birth mothers for support.
3. I am not sure how I will feel after choosing adoption. How long will I grieve?
While you may feel confident that adoption is the right choice for you, it is normal to feel a mix of emotions –love, grief, wonder, sadness, peace, hope. Not only does the body need time to recover after pregnancy and delivery, but the heart also needs time to heal. Talking about your feelings with your worker can help with the transition back into everyday life and help you remember the why in your decision.
4. Will I get to see my baby after I leave the hospital?
Yes, if this is something you desire. We will help you think through what level of openness you desire. Then, as you get to know each other better, the relationship may progress from there.
These are all great questions to have as you consider making an adoption plan for your child. Lifeline’s Pregnancy Counselors are ready to answer all of your questions in order to walk this journey with you. You are not alone in this adoption journey and you are not alone after the adoption takes place. Reach out to us 24/7 to get answers to your questions and the support to walk through this process.
Connect with us: call or text 24/7 at 1(800)875-5595 or submit a request for a Pregnancy Counselor to reach out to you today!