Choosing to place your child for adoption is brave, challenging, and selfless. The only way to decide if adoption is right for you is to learn as much as possible about the process.
Take a closer look at making an adoption plan for your child. Depending on your situation, it could be the perfect answer to a difficult situation.
What Is Adoption?
Adoption is, by far, the most misunderstood parenting option. Many women say they “could never” consider adoption, but do they really understand the benefits of making an adoption plan?
Adoption is the legal, lifelong transfer of parental rights from birth parents (or guardians) to adoptive parents. It isn’t co-parenting, which is why you should take your time to choose the right adoptive family.
It’s essential to work with a professional adoption specialist or agency to guarantee you follow all adoption laws for your state.
A birth mother (and father, if available) never pay for adoption services. In some cases, there is adoption financial aid for rent, medical expenses, and transportation during your pregnancy.
Choosing Your Agency and Adoptive Family
You need a reputable organization that will assist you along the way with education and counseling.
Adoption Professionals are one of Pregnancy Center West’s trusted adoption partners. Talk with them about their process, your legal rights, and what you should expect.
One of your most significant decisions is choosing who will raise your child. Because there are many adoptive families to choose from, take your time picking a family.
You’ll want to pick the perfect couple that meets your requirements.
Types of Adoption
This adoption plan is the most popular today. It gives the most opportunity to build and continue a relationship with your child and their adoptive family if you choose.
With open adoption, the adoptive couple and birth mother exchange identifying information. Together, you choose how you would like to communicate during your pregnancy, while in the hospital, and after placement.
Open adoption is an excellent option for those women who want to stay in contact.
Although rarely done today, you can choose a closed adoption plan. If you prefer not to communicate with your child or the adoptive family, this is the best choice.
The adoption agency or specialist you choose selects the adoptive family, and the courts seal the original birth records, so you remain anonymous.
A semi-open adoption is a middle ground between an open and closed adoption. You can communicate with the adoptive family and your child—but a third party such as your adoption agency handles the correspondence.
Is Adoption Right For Me?
Only you can decide if adoption is right for you and your child. No one should manipulate or force you to make any decision. Schedule a free and confidential appointment with us to talk about this option.