3 Adoption Myths

For You From The Word

Guide me in your truth and teach me.  (Psalm 25:5)

For You To Think About

picture of couple in disagreement at home in the living roomDuring the decision process, birth parents may skim over the adoption option because they haven’t received accurate information.  But you can dispel adoption myths for those you know who face an unplanned pregnancy – and share the truth.

Myth #1: primarily teenage birth parents place for adoption.
Truth: about 75% placing birth parents are in their 20s or older.

Myth #2: most birth moms who choose adoption are uneducated.
Truth: most birth mothers who choose adoption have finished high school.

Myth #3: most birth parents have no contact with adoptive parents.
Truth: more than 90% of today’s birth moms have met their child’s adoptive parents; nearly all the remaining birth moms choose their child’s adoptive parents from extensive profiles.

When you offer documented adoption information and life-affirming resources with birth parents, you share truths they need to make good decisions.

For You To Pray

Loving God,

Help birth parents receive accurate, adoption-affirming information.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

More Adoption Myths

Adoption Myth #1: You Won’t Know What Happens to Your Child

Adoption Myth #2: Placing a Child Is Irresponsible

Adoption Myth #3: There Is No Role for the Birth Father



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