Our compassionate and caring team is here for you. We will provide you with free and confidential support to help you understand how adoption works.
You have options and we will be there to discuss them with you. Just because you reach out to talk, that does not mean you have to choose adoption for your child.
If you do choose to proceed with an adoption, we have a large network of compassionate birth parent counsellors that will be a great resource and support to you. They offer emotional and practical support and will be with you every step of the way, from creating an adoption plan to the delivery and placement.
We know that every birth parent story is different and we want to make sure we understand YOUR story. There is a lot to know when it comes to adoption and we don’t want to overwhelm you with too much information on our website. Instead, we ask that you please reach out to us by phone, text or email, so that we can offer you a more personal connection. Don’t worry if you don’t live close to our office in Kelowna, we work with birth parents all over British Columbia.
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- Birth Parent
Davis Shares Her Story of Love
Recently we had the opportunity to chat with Davis, a birth mom, who placed her child with a family with the support of the Adoption Centre of British Columbia. Davis wanted to share her experience to help both birth and adoptive parents and her candid and real responses may answer some questions you have about adoption. We sincerely thank Davis for her honesty and generosity in sharing her story of love.
Part 1: Initial Thoughts on an Adoption Plan
Birth parents face a critical choice: to parent or not to parent. Adoption is an option for birth moms and birth dads when they don’t feel able to parent. Feeling alone and scared, birth moms may not want to share with family about their situation but getting information and exploring your options is important. Making an adoption plan, where you consider all options, is a positive step for birth parents which will help them make informed decisions for their child.
Part 2: It’s a Process
Davis shares how exploring her options meant deciding between parenting with her partner or placing their child for adoption. It is an emotional-packed decision that can involve input from family members and birth parent counsellors. Ultimately it is the birth parents’ choice and Davis provides insight into how she reached her decision, including why having an open adoption plan was very important to her. Choosing an adoptive family whose profile books they had connected with, gave Davis and her partner confidence to know they were making an honest and loving choice.
Part 3: I Wanted Everything for Her
Choosing to place her daughter for adoption, Davis reveals the poignant reason why love is the greatest motivator in her decision. Birth mothers and birth fathers want to give their child opportunities that they feel their chosen adoptive parents can offer them. As Davis’ love grew every day for her daughter, she recognized that she wanted everything for her. For Davis, this meant making a personal sacrifice and placing her daughter with an amazing adoptive family.
Part of creating an Open Adoption Plan is planning for contact and visits. There are so many factors to consider. Watch videos 4 and 5 to gain insight into Davis' journey with this. Watch for more videos on navigating an open adoption coming in January 2021.
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