Sometimes the best decision is the hardest one. If you’re considering adoption for your child, you understand how difficult this choice can be. When you have all of the information you need about making an adoption plan, you will be better equipped to know if adoption is right for your child.
Who Chooses Adoption?
Women from all walks of life choose adoption for their children. As the birth mother, you make all of the decisions. You decide who the adoptive family will be, what type of home life you want for your child, and how often you want to communicate with them.
Adoption could be right for you for some of the following reasons:
- You think that you are too young or too immature to parent
- You are just beginning school or building your career
- You don’t want the day-to-day responsibilities of being a parent but also don’t want an abortion
- You think that you can not support a child emotionally or financially
- You are in an unstable and potentially dangerous relationship
- You have other children, and there are not enough resources to add another
Starting The Adoption Process
Your first step is to explore this option and get more information from our professional staff. We can help alleviate some fears and misconceptions about the adoption process. Be sure to ask questions. We’re here for you.
We can refer you to a reputable agency that can help you further explore this option. A trustworthy agency or adoption lawyer will never ask you to pay for any of their services. Make sure nothing is required of you financially.
Types of Adoptions
Finding the best situation for you and your child determines the adoption plan that you choose. As the birth parent, you are in control. The three types of adoption plans are confidential (closed), open, or semi-open.
Confidential (Closed) Adoption Plan
Choosing to make a confidential adoption plan means that you want to remain completely anonymous. Some women feel that, to move on with their lives, it’s best to remain unknown. Your adoption coordinator will choose the family for you based on your preferences, and the original birth certificate is sealed to protect your identity.
Open and Partially-Open Adoption Plans
Open and partially-open adoption plans are the opposite of a confidential adoption plan. These plans involve exchanging personal information with the adoptive family you choose. In a completely open plan, you share identity and contact information. The two parties have direct contact with each other, which can include letters, pictures, phone calls, or even visits. You will know your child, and they will know you.
In a partially-open plan, you choose the adoptive family but share limited information. In most cases, you will not know your child’s full identity. All other contact is handled through your adoption agency or lawyer.
Is Adoption Right For You?
Only you can answer this question, but we can give you referrals to agencies who can help you decide. We’re here to support you. Schedule an appointment to sit down and talk about all of your options.