Are you thinking about the option of adoption? When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, adoption could be a great choice for you. There are many preconceived ideas about adoption and we want to clear those up for you. Here is better insight for you as you are considering this pregnancy option for your future.
The Process of Adoption
Motherhood is a beautiful thing and it’s unique for everyone. There could be many life circumstances that are getting in the way for you to parent right now – and that’s ok. Adoption has greatly improved over the years and continues to do so. Today, the birth mom is in complete control and gets to make the big decisions.
Birth parents that choose adoption are given many choices as they plan for their future and the future of their child. You may have questions about adoption like…
- What are the types of adoption?
- Can I choose private adoption?
- Do I have to use an adoption agency?
Adoption relationships are ever-evolving. One adoption may be fully open and then the birth mother decides to limit contact, while another adoption may be semi-open, allowing both the birth parents and adoptive family to decide to engage in a more open adoption. Either way, you can have peace of mind knowing your child is loved and cared for by the couple you choose.
Types of Adoption
Open adoption is the most well known type of adoption. With an open adoption, the birth mom decides where she places her baby with friends, relatives, or someone else she knows well. She chooses how often she wants to keep in contact with her child, if at all.
It’s also perfectly acceptable to choose a closed adoption, where you use an adoption agency. By choosing a closed adoption, your adoption agency, lawyer, or adoption specialist chooses the adoptive family for you. Your identity remains completely private. With this, it is the agency’s responsibility to handle all legal requirements.
Picking A Family
Choosing a family can often be the most challenging part of adoption, as there are many adoptive families ready to adopt. Adoptive families go through an extensive process to be approved. Criminal and abuse background checks are completed, as well as home studies where someone assures that their home is ready for a baby, and a questionnaire taken that talks about hobbies, religion, income, education, photos of family, etc.
Is Adoption Right For Me?
Though it’s not easy, you are the only one who can make the final decision. Adoption is a choice of love and humility. Talk with us today to learn more. We are happy to share more information that will help answer questions you might have as you seek the very best outcome for you and your child’s future.
Talk to one of our caring client advocates about this option today. We are here for you.