If you’re pregnant, you may wonder how anyone could place a child for adoption. This feeling is understandable, but much about adoption has changed in recent years. You have more control over this decision than ever.
For many women, adoption provides the peace of mind they need. They can take comfort in knowing their child is loved and cared for. And they play a significant role in the adoption process (if they decide to).
Choosing adoption can also help you avoid the regret you may experience from other pregnancy decisions. It’s not an easy choice, but it may be the right one for you.
what Are my Adoption Options?
If you’re considering adoption, know you’ll never be pressured into making a specific decision. As the birth mother, you can choose the adoptive family and thus build a foundation for your child’s future.
There are multiple adoption plans to choose from:
- Open adoption: This is the most common plan. You choose the child’s adoptive parents and form a relationship with them through regular contact. You set the terms and become an instrumental part of the child’s life.
- Semi-open adoption: A semi-open adoption allows you to communicate with the adoptive family, but it is mediated through a third party like an adoption agency or attorney.
- Closed adoption: This plan offers the most privacy. Identifying records are sealed, and your information remains completely confidential.
Talking to a trusted adoption agency is essential during this time. You deserve the facts about this option.
How We Can Help
Choices Family Resource Center’s volunteers can educate you on the adoption option. We’ll provide information about the financial and material assistance you may be entitled to, as well as offer referrals to reputable adoption agencies.
We never profit from your pregnancy decision. Rest assured, you’ll receive all pregnancy options information in a nonjudgmental environment.
Contact us today to schedule a no-cost, confidential options information session. We’re here to educate you on the facts.