• Concern #1: Prospective Birthparents who care for their child would not think of adoption.
    Reality: Adoption can be the most loving and unselfish plan a prospective birthparent can make for their child.
  • Concern #2: Birthparents will know nothing about their child’s life or the adoptive parents.
    Reality: A prospective birthparent may choose the level of openness they desire in their adoption plan, including choosing the family, meeting in person, and maintaining contact throughout the child’s life.
  • Concern #3: Adoption is an irresponsible solution to an unplanned pregnancy.
    Reality: The most responsible solution to an unplanned pregnancy is one that puts the child’s best interests first.
  • Concern #4: Birthparents forget the children they place for adoption.
    Reality: Birthparents always remember and love the children they place.
  • Concern #5: A birthparent will have serious emotional problems if they place their child for adoption.
    Reality: Birthparents who place their child for adoption go through a natural grieving process and they commonly feel a sense of peace and strength from their decision.
  • Concern #6: No one can love a child as much as a birthparent.
    Reality: The ability to be a good parent and to love a child has no relationship to one’s ability to give birth.


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