Women have negative views of adoption

Mary Beth Seader of the National Committee for Adoption:

“Birthmothers encounter individuals constantly throughout their pregnancy, whether friends or strangers, who state their uninformed but emotional opinions about adoption. Birthmothers are called anything from irresponsible, to cold and heartless, and seemingly transgress cultural norms.…

When you mention adoption to a girl, she thinks right away of foster homes. And there is not a girl I talk to who wants her baby in a foster home. [When she asks clients] “What happens to a baby in adoption?” They commonly respond, “No one will love my baby.””

Mary Beth Seader Pregnancy Counseling: Traditional and Experimental Practices, National Committee for Adoption, 11

Quoted in Susan Olasky, Marvin Olasky More than Kindness: A Compassionate Approach to Crisis Childbearing (Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway books, 1990)

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Sarah is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.
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