What can I expect to feel after I say goodbye?

Every woman deals with Adoption differently. There is no “usual” right or wrong way to feel. Often, women may feel joy, confusion, grief, guilt, doubt, sadness, happiness, relief, tiredness, overwhelmed, or peace. You may experience all of these or none of these. You may feel happy one day and sad the next. Please know that 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.