It is possible to love your child but not be capable of parenting or providing for them, and that’s okay. There are other ways to be a parent, one of which is choosing adoption for your child.
Making an adoption plan is courageous because it means putting your child’s needs before your own. It can be loving, selfless, and difficult all at the same time.
What Is Adoption?
Adoption is the legal act of transferring parental responsibilities and rights of the birth parent(s) to the adoptive parent(s). It is a permanent decision for the benefit of everyone involved.
Three Main Adoption Plans
Over the years, the process of adoption has changed dramatically. As recent as 30 years ago, many adoptions were closed, and neither the birth mother nor the adoptive couple knew anything about one another. The adoption process is very different today.
Today, the number one adoption plan is open adoption.
An open adoption plan means you and the adoptive family share personal information such as full names, phone numbers, and addresses. If both parties agree, you can have contact which allows you to be a part of your child’s life as they grow.
You will always be a part of your child’s story, and with open adoption, you get to be the one who tells it. Both you and your child can have peace of mind knowing you chose to place them for adoption out of love.
Some women who choose adoption prefer to not maintain communication with the adoptive family or their child. The birth parents may feel it is the best choice for them and their child. It can provide a way for both parties to move on with their lives.
With your input, the adoption agency selects the adoptive couple if you choose a closed adoption plan. You have no contact with the couple before or after birth. Your identity remains completely anonymous.
Semi-open adoption lets you communicate with the adoptive couple and your child, but any communication you have is through a third party, like a lawyer or an adoption agency.
This plan gives you privacy while also having contact.
Knowing If Adoption Is Right For You
No two pregnancy situations are the same. Every woman determines what is best for her based on her unique set of circumstances. Our caring team will be happy to review the adoption process with you and put you in touch with reputable adoption agencies.
Schedule a confidential appointment with us today so that we can support you as you consider the adoption option.