Being a birth father, and placing a child for adoption, can be difficult and emotional (even though it’s an amazing and selfless decision). Along with supporting the baby’s birth mom, you may be coping with sadness, panic, relief, and other emotions — all of which are normal.
If you’re looking for post-adoption support and resources for birth fathers, here’s a list of support groups, books, articles, and videos to help you.
While this foundation focuses mainly on assisting birth mothers, they also have a private Facebook support group for birth fathers: www.facebook.com/groups/160712467788760/.
In this two-page article, Paul Weber tells the story of his experiences as a birth father in a closed adoption. While he doesn’t go into many details, Paul describes his thoughts in the years after the adoption. Click here to read the article.
This article summarizes a book titled Out of the Shadows: Birth Fathers’ Stories. Author Mary Martin Mason describes the interviews she had with different birth fathers. Click here to read the article.
In this book, Gary Coles (an adoptive father) focuses on the impact adoption has on the birth fathers. You can buy the book on Amazon here.
While BraveLove mainly focuses on assisting birth mothers, they’ve also shared some stories from birth fathers: bravelove.org/tags/birth_father.
These videos are all under 5 minutes long and feature a birth father discussing his experiences throughout the pregnancy and adoption process.
Gifts of Grace Adoption Support Center has worked with expecting moms, adoptive families, and children in the Lafayette, Indiana community since 2013. We believe that quality, affordable, Christ-centered adoption services empower pregnant moms and dads, create thriving adoptive families, and help all children be placed in a loving home.