What About Making An Adoption Plan?
Sometimes women are in a place where they can’t raise a child themselves, and abortion is not an option. Is that you? Have you considered making an adoption plan?
Often the hardest step to take becomes the biggest step of your life. Making an adoption plan is difficult, but it could be a step in the right direction for you. Adoption can truly bring something beautiful and special out of a difficult situation. As you consider adoption, ask yourself these questions:
- Am I too young to parent?
- Do I want to finish school or continue my career?
- How do I truly feel about abortion?
- Do I have the support to raise this baby on my own?
- Is it important for a child to have a two-parent family?
- What do I know about adoption?
The Adoption Process
Once you’ve decided to explore adoption, you’ll want to find a reputable agency, lawyer, or other adoption specialists to work with. As the expectant mother, you make all the decisions about your adoption plan.
You decide who the adoptive family will be, what type of life you want for your child, and even how much contact you’d like to have as your child grows up. In the end, you’ll have done everything possible to give your child a chance at a safe and stable home environment, a good education, financial security, and happy life.
There are three basic plans for adoption:
With open adoption, you and the adoptive family exchange identifying information such as full names, addresses, and phone numbers. You have the opportunity to set up meetings, be a part of your child’s life, and even participate in important life events. Women find comfort in seeing their adopted child happy and healthy.
If you would rather remain completely anonymous, choose a closed adoption. No identifying information is shared, and the original birth certificate is sealed to protect your identity. Some women feel this is the best way to move forward.
This is a plan somewhere in between the first two. First names are exchanged, but contact is done through your adoption coordinator. Photos, letters, and emails are sent to the coordinator first who forwards them on to the family. You’ll learn about your child but have less contact.
Is Adoption The Best Option For You?
Only you can determine whether adoption is your best option. No one would ever say choosing adoption is easy. It’s a tough decision. But you choose adoption because you care deeply for your child. You want them to have the best future possible, and sometimes that requires another family. That’s okay because you will always be a part of your child’s life story.
There’s so much more to learn about this option. If you have questions about adoption, we can help you find answers! It’s okay to ask questions and explore all of your options. We’re here…let’s talk!