Certain stereotypes are more difficult to break than others. One of the most common preconceptions about women who surrender custody of their children is that they are bad mothers. Rebekah has to cope with that idea every day. After giving up custody of her kid to his father for several years, she tried to avoid even bringing up the matter. Spicuglia has noticed that as more women make the socially unorthodox decision to give primary custody of their children, people are gradually learning that sometimes the best thing a mother can do for her child is to let go. Adoption is a beautiful and loving choice, and the reasons why each birth mother decides to place her child for adoption are unique to each parent and situation. This isn’t the first time you’ve made a decision like this. Many people consider placing a child for adoption. One-quarter of Americans, according to a recent YouGov poll, had an adopted friend or family member. Trust that whatever reason(s) you’re thinking about adoption, your instincts are coming from a loving place, and that no one but you needs to “approve” your decision. Whatever you pick for your baby’s future is the best option; you are a good mother for wanting to provide the best life possible for your child.