The 3 Top Reasons Birth Fathers Choose Adoption
You may be wondering why a birth father would support choosing adoption. There are an abundance of reasons; but, in the end, the birth father ultimately will want what he feels is best for you and your child. Today, we want to talk more about why a birth father would choose adoption, and what this can mean for you as a birth mother.
Just like you, birth fathers experience a lot of emotions when considering an unplanned pregnancy and how best to move forward. It isn’t a decision that can be taken lightly. If you two are still together or on good terms, he may share his thoughts with you.
Here are the most common reasons birth fathers choose adoption:
Reasons Birth Fathers Choose Adoption
1) Financial Hardships
If you are like most birth fathers, you have a general idea of what it means to raise a baby. You recognize that it is a lifelong commitment, as babies need to be taken care of everyday. This means making sure the baby gets his or her basic needs met. These can include, but are not limited to: shelter, food, clothes, clean diapers and having a parent available to love and nurture them.
But what happens if you aren’t able to do that? For birth fathers who don’t have the financial stability to provide for a child, adoption is always an option. Adoption provides the opportunity for your child to be loved and cared for by adoptive parents who are financially able to raise a family. As costs of parenthood can add up quickly, knowing that your son or daughter will be secure in a safe and stable environment can be a huge comfort and relief!
2) Home Environment
Along those same lines, a safe home environment is vital when raising a child. You may live in a home that wouldn’t be healthy or appropriate for a baby.. Perhaps your house is older and in need of repairs you aren’t able to afford.
Safety is essential when there’s a child around. Not to mention a baby. Adoptive couples and singles go through extensive background checks to ensure their home is ready for their growing family. Our social workers inspect each home via home studies so that we can confirm this. If you feel your home environment is not safe for a baby, this would be a great reason to choose adoption.
3) Family History and Abuse
Adoption Choices of Missouri takes any existence of abuse very seriously. If you have any history whatsoever of abuse — especially against a child — your adoption journey will come to an abrupt end. Abuse is not tolerated in any fashion, and we ensure that all of our adoptive parents meet the same standards.
Unfortunately, abuse is very common in today’s world. If you are around friends or family who are abusive, or are living in an abusive environment, it would be important to consider your child in this situation. To put him or her first. We know that you want only what’s best for your baby, and we want to make sure that they get that as well. Adoption is an amazing blessing if you want your son or daughter raised in a loving, stable, safe and abuse-free home.
Why Birth Fathers Choose Adoption
Evaluating your present situation can help you determine the type of life that you want for your child. A child cannot live a successful life if he or she is being raised in a financially unstable family, a poor home environment, or exposed to unsafe circumstances.
Adoption allows your child to live the best life possible. To grow up into the independent, happy and healthy adult they are meant to be. We know that this is why, as a birth father, you are choosing adoption for your child. That you truly care about his or her health and safety. If you have any questions, concerns or want to learn, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are here to help and will assist in any way possible.
Author Bio: Hello! My name is Jason and I am an Editorial Intern for Adoption Choices for the Summer of 2020! To read more about Jason, click here!!