Post-Placement Survival Guide for Birth Mothers

Placement day feels like it may be the hardest day of your life. So many emotions happen as you prepare yourself for the hardest days of your life. Every moment you have a new fear, a new emotion, and a new understanding of being a mother. What is to follow in the upcoming days, weeks, and months is “surviving the first year.” Here are some self-care and survival tips from fellow birth mothers.

Are you considering placing a child for adoption? Not sure what to do next? First, know that you are not alone. Visit or call 1-800-ADOPT-98 to speak to one of our Options Counselors to get compassionate, nonjudgmental support. We are here to assist you in any way we can.