Are you considering adoption?
Making an adoption plan for your child can be intimidating. You might have questions like “How can I carry a baby for 9 months and walk away?” or “If I choose adoption, will my child hate me?” Adoption is a difficult decision and these are legitimate questions to think about.
These are also important questions to ask yourself:
- Am I in a place emotionally and financially where I can raise a child?
- Do I have the support of family to help me?
- What about school or my career? Can I move forward while raising a child?
For some women, if the answer to these questions is “no,” adoption may be the answer. It’s another option you have for your unplanned pregnancy.
What Is Adoption?
Adoption is a lifelong family relationship between adoptive parents and an adoptee. It’s not co-parenting. It’s a permanent and legal transfer of all parental rights from birth parents or legal guardians to adoptive parents.
The Adoption Process
Choosing a reputable adoption agency or specialist is your first step and we’ll be happy to give you referrals. They’ll want to talk with you about your current situation, reasons for considering adoption, and future goals.
As the birth mother or birth parents, you decide the type of adoption plan you’re most comfortable with, the environment you want for your child, and who the adoptive family will be.
Choosing the right family can be the most comforting part of the adoption process. You’ll be able to view detailed profiles of potential adoptive families who meet your criteria.
Rest assured, potential adoptive couples go through a tremendous amount of background checks before they can be eligible to adopt.
You pick the plan you’re most comfortable with. An open adoption plan means you exchange information with one another and build an ongoing relationship together. A closed plan keeps you anonymous because you’ll have no further contact after the adoption is finalized. A semi-open plan gives you the ability to have contact and also maintain your privacy.
Is Adoption Right For You?
Only you can decide if making an adoption plan is the best decision. No one should ever force or manipulate you into placing your child for adoption.
You have a big decision ahead of you, but you don’t have to make it alone. We’re here to assist you. Adoption, like all of your options for your unplanned pregnancy, is a difficult choice to make. It requires a strong support group, determination, and a full understanding of the process.
We want you to make an empowered decision for your future and the future of your child. The more information you have, the more confident you will feel. Contact us today to begin talking further about your options.