This guest post is by Maxine Chalker, founder of Adoptions From The Heart and an adoptee.
Women who decide to make an adoption plan have taken a tremendous and courageous step toward improving their own lives and the lives of their children.
No one should understand this truth more than prospective adoptive parents, who will be given an enormous gift solely through the generosity and bravery of willing birth parents.
But taking a monumental step in one’s own life, to saying nothing of the life of one’s child, can be lonely. People don’t always understand, or accept, the choices that expectant parents make when they choose open adoption.
Creating an placement plan for your baby isn’t something anyone forgets. It stays with you. In many cases, it hurts —deeply.