Adoptive Families Blog

Will a Birth Mother Choose Us if I'm Overweight?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 8, 2013

One of the questions our Adoption Coordinators get asked by potential adoptive families is: "I am overweight...will I ever get chosen by a birth mother?" Birth moms are just like you; they come in all shapes and sizes. Some are tall. Some are thin. Some are dark-skinned, some are very fair. There are birth moms who 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 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 her birth parents. Her birth mother 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.

Topics: Adoption, Adoption Questions, Birthmother, Adopting a Baby