Birth Mothers - a Term Widely Used in Adoption

The definition of birth mothers presupposes stressing of the fact that birth mothers were the women who gave birth to children who were the given away. Birth mother adoption causes may vary but the fact remains, birth mothers are next to the opposite of actual mothers. The term "birth mothers" is used in opposition to the term adoptive mothers. Birth mother's rights have been continuously debated worldwide.

Birth mothers are literally biological mothers of particular children as opposed to their adoptive parents. Birth mothers in a general sense are understood as women who having given birth to the child willingly gave them away, surrendered their children for some subjective reason. Birth mothers adoption causes may vary and need to be analyzed on a case-to-case basis.

The attitude to birth mothers as biological parents is rather ambivalent. There is no denying the fact that birth mothers may be judged for failing to assume their responsibilities in reference to the child and chose to decline the perspective of participating in their child's life.

In other words birth mothers are those who actually gave birth to a child and refuse to meet all the responsibilities and duties of an actual parent.

Sometimes it is publicly stated that birth mother's rights are outrageously disregarded. But in fact the relevant laws seem to provide objective processing of the situation by giving birthmothers right to base the decision to give up the child on sound judgment and do so without external coercion or outside interference.

Several laws have been issued worldwide considerably limiting the rights of birth father's in reference to his child, but the respect and consideration towards birth mothers remains untarnished.

In reference to the process of adoption birth mothers are faced with a tremendous emotional challenge. The legitimate filling of the adoption process has been slightly modified over the recent decades and conforming to its updated form the consent to adoption that has been signed by a woman can be revoked over a certain period of time.

As the woman willingly signs the consent to adoption, she surrenders her child and this presupposes that her parental rights are terminated. But the consent had a property of being revocable on the part of birth mothers within the period of 10 working days. This allows for some further reflection and the birthmother has a chance to perhaps change the opinion about her willingness to give up his child for adoption. However, according to the latest updates in the relevant domain of law, birth fathers and mothers are now frequently coerced to sign a document thus giving up their right to experience second thought and the adoption consent once signed remains irrevocable.

This fact places birth mothers at great risk of being coerced or even forced into signing the document without any possibility to question it's legitimacy in the future. This aspect often adoption law seems very unfair and postures as breaching birth mother's rights. Besides, there are several other subjective factors that were not taken into consideration.

It seems absolutely necessary indispensable to allow some time for birthmothers to reflect at length upon signing the document of consent for adoption. Giving your child away is a very tough decision and it is rather cruel not to give the birth parents (be it birth fathers or mothers) the right for second thoughts.

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