One of your three pregnancy options is adoption. Now that you have confirmed you’re pregnant, it’s time to consider your options. We know this process is not easy, and we are here to better inform you so you can make a confident decision for your future.
If you’re considering adoption, or if this option is new for you, it may be a good fit if you’re thinking…
- Abortion isn’t your preference, but you’re not ready to be a parent
- Your current life circumstances aren’t healthy for raising a child
- You want to provide a financially and emotionally stable environment, but you’re not going to be at that point for a while
- You’re single but envision a two-parent family
What is Adoption Really Like?
Making an adoption plan is an important decision, and it’s not easy. There is also joy in the process, as many birth moms find peace of mind knowing they are ultimately offering their child a better chance at life.
Deciding on the potential future for your child is a major decision, and with something like adoption, it’s essential to plan it out. Adoption has transformed over the years, and today the birth mother gets to choose the adoption plan that’s right for her and her child.
Types of Adoption Plans
Maybe you’re hoping adoption will give you the chance to continue a relationship with your child—or maybe you prefer not to be involved. Either decision is understandable and the choice is ultimately yours to make. There are three types of adoption plans to choose from…
If you’d like to continue to build a relationship with your child, open adoption is for you. With this type of adoption, you and the adoptive family will exchange identifying information and decide on the amount of communication and contact everyone will have.
Less information and contact may be the best option for you. If you’d like to remain anonymous, closed adoption is for you. With this adoption plan, there is no contact with the adoptive family or your child. Plus, the original birth certificate is sealed and no identifying information is shared.
Some women choose a mix of both possibilities with semi-open adoption. You may still know your child and their adoptive family but remain anonymous. You can have contact with the family, but contact is handled through a third party. The only identifying information shared is likely your first names.
Is Adoption for Me?
This question is ultimately your decision to make, but we are here for you along the way. Whichever adoption plan you choose, you can have peace that you are giving your child a future and hope.
Schedule a free confidential appointment with us today to talk more about this option. We are here to support you along the way.