If you’re considering giving up your child for adoption, it’s important to understand all of your options and what they mean for you and your child. Here are 5 reasons to consider adoption.

You are not in a position to provide for your child financially or emotionally

Nobody said that being a parent would be easy. It takes a lot of time, energy, and patience to raise a child. But it also takes money. A lot of money. According to a recent study, the average cost of raising a child from birth to age 18 is just over $233,000. And that’s not even taking into account the cost of college tuition. For many parents, simply providing for their children financially can be a huge challenge.

But it’s not just about the money. Parents also need to be emotionally available for their children. They need to be able to provide support and guidance through the ups and downs of life. And that can be tough when you’re struggling financially. If you’re constantly worrying about how you’re going to make ends meet, it’s hard to be present for your child emotionally. Sadly, there are many parents who are simply not in a position to provide for their children in either way – financially or emotionally. But that doesn’t make them any less deserving of love and respect.

You don’t have the support of your family or friends to help you raise your child

Being a parent is hard enough, but it can be even more difficult when you don’t have the support of your family or friends. It can be tempting to try to go it alone, but raising a child is a team effort. Fortunately, there are many resources available to help parents in need. There are online forums where you can connect with other parents, and there are also professional organizations that offer counseling and support groups. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help when you’re feeling overwhelmed. By working together, you and your child can thrive.

You are struggling with addiction or mental health issues

Addiction and mental health issues can be very difficult to deal with. It can be hard to know where to turn or what to do. You may feel like you are alone and that no one understands. But there are people who care and want to help. There are support groups and counselling services available. You are not alone in this. Seek help from professionals or from people who have been through it before. Do not be ashamed to ask for help. It takes strength to admit that you need help and to reach out for it. There is hope for recovery and a better life. You can get through this.

Your child has experienced abuse or neglect

No parent ever wants to think that their child has been the victim of abuse or neglect. Unfortunately, it is a reality for far too many families. If you suspect that your child has been abused or neglected, it is important to take action immediately. The first step is to talk to your child. Let them know that you are there for them and that they can tell you anything. They may be scared or reluctant to talk, but it is important to let them know that they have a safe place to turn. You should also contact the police or child protective services. They will be able to investigate the situation and determine if your child is in danger. Remember, you are not alone. There are people who can help you and your child through this difficult time.

You feel like you’re not ready to be a parent

It’s normal to feel like you’re not ready to be a parent. After all, becoming a parent is a huge responsibility. You suddenly have another life depending on you for everything. It can be overwhelming and scary. A lot of new parents feel like they’re just winging it, and that’s okay. The important thing is that you love your child and are willing to do whatever it takes to care for them. Take things one day at a time, and ask for help when you need it. You’ll figure it out as you go. And above all, remember that you’re not alone in this. Millions of people have gone through exactly what you’re going through right now. You got this.

Parenting is hard. We get that. And if you’re feeling like you can’t do it, know that you are not alone. Millions of parents feel exactly the same way every day. But please don’t give up on your child – there is help out there for both of you. Reach out to a friend, family member, therapist or Kids First Adoption and ask for support. You are worth it, and so is your child.