Every woman deals with Adoption differently. There is no usual and no right or wrong way to feel. Often, women may feel joy, confusion, grief, guilt, doubt, sadness, happiness, relief, tired, overwhelmed, or at peace. You may experience, all of these, or none of these. You may feel happiness one day and sadness the next. Please know, feeling a combination of emotions is normal, crying is normal. It is healthy to work, and talk through all your thoughts and feelings, which is why we recommend and encourage all our Birth Parents to take advantage of the counseling opportunities we offer.