What kind of a parent would I be?

by | Aug 22, 2015 | Birth Parent Blog

Graphic of a mother holding her baby in silhouetteWhen you’re thinking about adoption, it’s totally normal to consider what kind of parent you would be. Choosing your child’s parents through adoption lets you evaluate what kind of parents they will be.

But what about you? What kind of parent are you ready to be?

  • Are you truly able to provide for yourself and your baby on your own?
  • Is the father of your baby likely to help you money-wise and emotionally? If not, will you be able to cope by yourself?
  • Do you have school or work that will take up a lot of your time?
  • Have family and friends offered to help you care for your child?
  • Do your friends or family always do what they say they will?
  • Can you afford to feed, clothe, educate, and get medical attention for your child?
  • Can you give your child the kind of life he or she deserves? The kind of life you want for them?
  • Are you truly ready to change your life to become mom to your baby?

It takes courage to be honest with yourself. Your answers will help you focus on what you want for your baby.

This info was taken from Lifetime Adoption’s book, So I Was Thinking About Adoption. Get yourself a copy for FREE by visiting FreeAdoptionBook.com.

Heather Featherston
Written by Heather Featherston

As Vice President of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.

Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.

As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.

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