Adoption Myth #2: Placing a Child Is Irresponsible

For You From The Word

Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.
(1 Corinthians 10:24, NIV)

For You To Think About

woman holding headNovember is National Adoption Awareness Month, which provides an opportunity to increase understanding about adoption. Birth parents, in particular, face multiple misconceptions as they consider the adoption option.

Adoption Myth #2: Birth parents who place their child for adoption are irresponsible parents.

Fact: A responsible, loving parent is one who ensures that all of her child’s needs are met, including physical, social, emotional, and financial needs.

Can the birth parent meet those needs? For many, the answer is yes. For some, the answer is less certain. The responsible parent is not one who chooses one route over the other, but rather the route that is best for her and her child.

Those who choose adoption do so after taking some time to carefully consider their situation, their options, and the best interests of their child. They conclude that an adoption plan will meet the child’s needs best and allow their child to experience the best possible life… no matter what route that will take or what personal cost that may incur. In doing so, they put the child’s needs before their own. That alone demonstrates selflessness.

These parents are far from irresponsible. Rather, the thought and sacrifice they invest in making a decision to place reveals overwhelming courage and love.

For You To Pray

Heavenly Father,
Help birth parents make responsible and courageous decisions. Give me an opportunity to talk with someone about adoption and share accurate information.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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