Why Should I Consider Making an Adoption Plan?
There are many reasons why a woman places her child for adoption. Do one of these sound familiar?
- You’re not the right age for raising a baby (which could be too young or too old).
- You’re already caring for other children.
- There is no one to assist you physically, emotionally, and financially.
- You want your child to live in a two-parent home.
- You cannot provide the stability you know your child needs.
- Your child deserves a better future.
All these reasons have one thing in common: a mother who considers her child’s needs first. Adoption is hard and beautiful at the same time.
What Do I Need to Know About Adoption?
The process of adoption today is very different from a few decades ago. Before, a birth mother had no idea who the adoptive parents were and where her child went. In turn, adoptive parents had no background to share with their child, and the child was left to wonder about their birth family.
Today, the majority of adoptions are open. An open adoption lets the expectant or birth mother choose the adoptive parents to raise her child. She entrusts her child to them to provide a stable, loving home.
Three Adoption Plans
- Open Adoption
The expectant or birth mother reviews several bios of potential adoptive couples, chooses one, and meets them to confirm her choice. You exchange identifying information such as full names, phone numbers, and addresses. Together, you develop a plan for building this new family.
- Semi-Open Adoption
Choose a semi-open plan if you prefer more privacy but want to have contact. You exchange first names with the couple you’ve chosen. A third party, such as your adoption agency, lawyer, or coordinator, handles communication.
- Closed Adoption
If you wish to remain completely anonymous, choose a closed adoption. Your adoption agency selects the adoptive parents for you, no identifying information is exchanged, and the courts seal the original birth certificate.
Is Placing My Child for Adoption Right For Me?
Only you can determine what is best for your child. It requires a strong support network and thorough adoption counseling before making a choice. At The Center for Women, we can refer you to reputable adoption agencies who can thoroughly answer your questions and explain the process.
It costs you nothing to place your child. All of your medical and legal expenses are automatically taken care of. You can also qualify for pregnancy-related assistance, such as expenses for rent, utilities, food, maternity clothes, and transportation.
Get the information you need to make a confident, empowered choice. Please talk with us about this option.