The Option of Adoption
If you’re still on the fence about the option of adoption - here is a better look at the process and where to even begin. We want to clear up any confusion you may have. The process of adoption has drastically changed over the years, and now you get the final say as the birth mother. Adoption is a chance to give your child hope and a future, a great option for mothers facing an unplanned pregnancy.
Like every pregnancy option, adoption comes with its challenges, but you have the great opportunity to still build a strong relationship with your child if you choose so. Just because you can’t take care of a child right now in your life doesn’t mean you're not a mother. Motherhood looks different for every woman.
What are the Types of Adoption?
When it comes to your adoption plan - you have options. Many women are unaware of the great flexibility of adoption! There are different adoption plans that are made to fit your unique situation and desires. Here are the three types to choose from:
First, there is open adoption. This is the most common type of adoption plan, as many women still desire to be a part of their child’s life and interact with the adoptive parents. With open adoption, the birth mom decides where she places her baby. This could be with friends, relatives, or someone else she knows. You get to choose how much you stay in contact with both your child and adoptive parents.
A closed adoption involves more privacy, where the adoptive family and birth mother share little to no contact with one another. All identifying information will remain closed. While this adoption type is rare, there are some benefits to closed adoption, including emotional closure, safety for the child if there is a toxic home environment, and privacy.
This type of adoption is where all or most communication between the birth parents and adoptive parents is done through an adoption professional. This serves to protect any identifying information. If you choose this option, you will work with an adoption agency to find an adoption professional to find an adoptive family with the same desire of the amount of contact. You can look at this adoption type as adoption with a mediator in the mix.
Is Adoption Right for Me?
You probably still have a ton of questions, and that’s ok. Our team at Women’s Pregnancy Options is here to help you choose the best pregnancy option for you.
If you want to learn more about adoption, talk to us today at no cost to you. We can point you to community resources in the area and get you the support you need to begin. Adoption is a great option to think about.
Contact us today to talk to our compassionate staff about adoption. We are here to help!