Are you thinking about adoption? We know how alarming an unplanned pregnancy can feel and we are here to help. Adoption could be a great choice for you if abortion and parenting are not great options for you. Some women are confused about the process of adoption and your options. We want to give you better clarity about this option and where to start.
How Does Adoption Work?
Being a mother looks unique for every woman. Life circumstances can get tough, putting you in a difficult spot to raise a child. Maybe it’s finances, relational issues, or you want to continue school and feel too young. Whatever the reason is, adoption could be a great answer for you. The process of adoption has drastically changed over the years and continues to get better. Nowadays, the birth mom is in complete control and makes many of the decisions.
The main type of adoption is called open adoption and is the most common type. With open adoption, the birth mom decides where her baby goes – either with friends, relatives, or someone else she decides on. She chooses how often she wants to keep in contact with her child – if at all.
Closed adoption is also another option, where things will be handled by an adoption agency and all identifying information private. With this option, it is the agency’s responsibility to find possible adoptive families and handle legal requirements. There are many couples to choose from. Whichever adoption plan you choose, find the one that feels best for you and your unique situation.
Deciding on A Family
Luckily, there is no shortage of families looking to adopt. Deciding on a family can often be the most difficult step, as there are so many adoptive families waiting to be matched. There is a strict and extensive process that adoptive families go through to be approved. There are criminal and abuse background checks, 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. You should feel confident in the amount of information given to you to choose the right family for you.
Is Adoption Right For Me?
What’s next is a major decision and we understand the pressure you could be feeling. You are not alone. Adoption is definitely an option to think over. It takes great humility to choose adoption and start an adoption plan. Remember there are always adoption options to choose from and change later down the road.
Our team is here to give you more information about this pregnancy option and refer you to those who can help answer more of the adoption questions you might have as you seek the very best decision for you.
Talk to us today to learn more and get answers to your adoption questions. We are here to support you along the way.