The adoption process can fill anyone with questions—and who better to answer them then the moms and families of Adoption by Shepherd Care. They have experienced their own adoption journey and are here to lend insight to anyone with a heart to know more.
Here is one birth mom’s story in her own words.
Q: Tell us about your life when you first considered adoption?
A: My boyfriend and I found out we were pregnant just 3 months into dating. At the time, we were together but we weren’t sure about our future and we weren’t in a situation that we felt we could raise a child, so we started considering our options. I prayed and did research and felt that adoption was the way to go. I knew people who used Shepherd Care in the past, so I researched them and decided to go meet the team.
Q: What was your experience like as a biological mom working with Shepherd Care?
A: We loved the experience with Shepherd Care. We loved the welcoming feeling every time we walked in the door. There were times when I had to bring my older son with me and they kept him content in another room so we could work together. And up until now they still are wonderful and check in with us. They made us a feel like family, not like weirdos. You want that feeling; you want to be able to feel special. We chose an open adoption and the family sends us updates every 3 months on our son.
Q: What is your advice to moms who are thinking about adoption?
A: Don’t feel weird as you think about it, and don’t feel obligated. My boyfriend and I are still together and going through this experience with Shepherd Care brought us even closer. I also want moms to know that the father can be a part of this process—Shepherd Care isn’t just for single moms. And remember; look at going through adoption as a blessing to a family, not giving up a child. You are blessing your child.
Whether you are a single mom considering adoption, or a parent with the desire to adopt, hearing this biological mom’s story sheds light on the experience you too can have with Shepherd Care. Our team is available to talk with you and guide you as you learn more about the blessing of adoption.