After working through their fears and conflicts, birthmothers choose adoption because they believe that it is best for their children. They realize that adoption is not abandonment; it is a loving, responsible act. By choosing what is best for their children, birthmothers see themselves as good mothers. Instead of feeling like bad mothers for abandoning children or “giving them away,” they now begin to see that placing their children with loving couples is what it means for them to be good mothers. They redeem themselves, transforming their mistakes into positive outcomes. Adoption allows them to recover their self-esteem, restore their identity, and renew their dreams and goals.
Coming soon! Birthmother, Good Mother will be available for PDF download.
The Adoption Advocate is a publication created by NCFA to educate policymakers, families, child welfare specialists, and other interested parties on today's most relevant child welfare issues. The Adoption Advocate is a monthly publication with a different topic of focus each month.
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Available April 2011. As with previous Adoption Factbooks, the centerpiece of the book is the article presenting original research on infant adoptions in the United States. We will also present articles from leaders in the adoption field on the following topics:
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