These three senses will change often. When changes do occur take time out to evaluate what’s going on in your life. Having a good foundation from which to grow will be helpful to you.
Right now, my sense of self-awareness is:
Before the Pregnancy I was:
Relinquishment changed and affected me in these ways:
As an individual I am becoming:
As a birthparent I am becoming:
Right now, my sense of reality is:
I made my decision because:
The reality of my choice brought the following to me and those I love:
The reality of my role in the life of my child is:
Right now, my sense of responsibility is:
As my child’s birthparent I feel my responsibilities are:
Physically, I am responsible for:
Emotionally, I am responsible for:
I am responsible for the following to others in the following ways:
As time passes, these senses will change, just as you change. Continue to take care of yourself, your relationships, and your life goals, taking the time to be aware of the needs that you have along the way.
Post-placement is difficult, but by using this workbook, seeking help, and reaching out to others you are well on your way to recovery in a healthy, productive way. We, here, at birthmother.com are proud of you for taking yourself seriously and being emotionally responsible for yourself and we encourage you to visit our forums and our website often.
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