Are you considering adoption?
Has the news of an unplanned pregnancy hit you hard? It’s not easy. We know how challenging this journey can be and we are here to help you consider your options. Adoption is not for everyone, but it could be the best option for you and your child’s future if you are willing to explore the possibility. Though it’s not an easy decision, adoption is one of bravery, selflessness and hope.
Is Adoption Right For You?
Motherhood may look different than you expected and that’s ok. You may not be ready to fully be responsible for a child due to finances, life circumstances, or your age limitations. With multiple adoption options, you get to call the shots as the birth mother. Today there are adoption plans in which you can know your child and be a part of your child’s life. You can also have peace knowing your child is loved and cared for by the couple you choose.
So where do you begin? Choose from an independent adoption or agency adoption. An independent adoption allows you to place your baby with either a relative, family member, or someone else you trust or know. Adoption laws differ from state to state, so it’s important to have an adoption attorney or someone knowledgeable about the law to assist you in the process. There are some states that won’t allow for an independent adoption. With an adoption agency, it’s the agency’s responsibility to find prospective adoptive families and handle all legal requirements.
Take your time coming up with your adoption plan. Choose what feels like the best option for you and your future.
Deciding On A Family
As a birth mother, you get to choose a family and the kind of lifestyle you want for your child. There are so many families willing and capable to help raise your child in a loving home. It’s an opportunity for both your child and a family who care.
If you do work with an adoption agency, there is an extensive process the families will go through. They will complete a background check, a questionnaire about their hobbies, lifestyle, religion, and more. You will receive a great overview to make a confident decision.
The most common adoption process is called an “open adoption.” This type of adoption gives you regular access to your child and contact with your adoptive family. You and your adoptive family will agree on the type of relationship you want to have. Or there is also the option to have no contact with the family. It’s completely up to you.
Adoption could be the start of an amazing journey for you and your child. Many times, it could be the best option for your life circumstances. If you have any other questions about this option, please reach out to us today.
We can discuss adoption with you further and refer you to some great adoption agencies or attorneys in the area.