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Question: I am Overweight. Will I Ever Get Chosen?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 12, 2012

Q: I am Overweight. Will I Ever Get Chosen?

A:Birth Moms are just like you. They come in all shapes and sizes. Some are tall. Some are thin. Some are dark skinned. Some Birth Moms are very fair. There are Birth Moms that are overweight, as well.

There is no need to go on a drastic celery diet! It is more important that you focus on overall health and wellness. Being active and exercising regularly can increase your stamina for caring for baby, when he or she comes home. Eating healthy and seeing a doctor regularly is a good idea for any parent. Babies and toddlers require you to keep up with them every step of the way!

Birth Moms will often look for families that look similar to them and/or share common characteristics. There are many Birth Moms out there that are similar to you and can “visualize” their baby in your family. After all, the baby will look similar to his or her Birth Parents. Birth Mom will often want her baby to blend well in her adoptive home.

Be excited about this process! We believe that you are going to be wonderful, Godly parents. There is a Birth Mom that is a perfect match for you. When the call comes, it will be because you are not like everyone else. You have unique qualities that will stand out in her mind and heart. By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established, Proverbs 24:3 .