When it comes down to adoption stories, many people have a preconceived idea of what it may look like. Famous birth mother adoption stories that many may think come from popular adoption movies – like Juno or Paper Dream-as their frame of reference.
At the end of the day, adoption is an intricate process that differs from birth mother to birth mother. This delicate process is one that not many will understand unless they experience it themselves.
Recently, The Archibald Project was afforded the opportunity to capture the journey of a hopeful adoptive family and a brave birth mother.
The Archibald Project captures birth mother adoption stories and more to inspire a movement and grow a community of individuals to care for orphaned and vulnerable children.
The goal of the movement is to combat and end the global orphan crisis. In addition, to break down the preconceived ideas around placing a child for adoption and adoption in general.
In Texas, laws state that birth mothers cannot legally place her baby up until 48 hours after the birth of the baby. During this 48-hour window, the Project documented the selfless journey of both parties, and how they navigate the delicate situation.
Watch the touching birth mother adoption story of birth mother Dominique and adoptive family the Wall’s.
A Birth Mother Adoption Story
After discovering she was pregnant, birth mother Dominique made the decision to place her baby for adoption. To begin, she was apprehensive about placing her baby up for adoption, a feeling that many birth mothers recognize. However, a strong support system wholeheartedly backed her decision.
“There are so many people that I didn’t realize that would be there for me and would be so supportive of my situation,” Dominique said.
Furthermore, this feeling of apprehension was put to rest when she met the adoptive family.
“I can’t even put into words, Ally and Ryan are giving my baby something that I could never give him. It’s so overwhelming,” the birth mother said.
Because of Texas’ 48-hour law, Dominique spent valuable but difficult time with her baby. She comments several times that she does not want to grow attached to the baby. In addition, she even goes as far as to continuously reassure the adoptive family that she intends to proceed with the adoption.
In the end, Dominique leaves birth mothers with one piece of advice: don’t be scared. She admits the fear of not knowing what will happen next. Despite this, she knows that she gave her baby the best opportunity for a happy life.
“I am going into it joyful because he is so loved and he doesn’t even know it,” said Dominque.
“I will never regret this.”
Start Your Adoption Story
This touching story is one of the thousands of birth mother adoption stories that occur each year. Texas Adoption Center facilitates many adoption stories just like this! The Center has several resources and professionals that provide compassionate care for its clients. If you have questions about the adoption process or are ready to place your baby for adoption, contact us today by calling 844-893-7943 or sending a text message to 361-461-3742.