Adoption may not be the first thought in your mind if you face an unplanned pregnancy, but adoption could be a good choice for you and the future of your child. Some people are confused about the process or have preconceived ideas about adoption. We hope to clear this up and give you more insight if you’re considering this option.
The Process of Adoption
Motherhood looks different for everyone. You may be caught up in life’s circumstances, like financial hardship. If you are struggling, considering an adoption plan could be the next step in your journey. Adoption has dramatically changed over the years. The birth mom is in complete control these days, and no one decides anything without her permission.
Open adoption is the most common type of adoption. In an open adoption, the birth mom decides where she places her baby. It could be with friends, relatives, or someone else she chooses. The birth mother decides how often she wants to keep in contact with her child, if at all. Keep in mind, adoption laws differ from state to state, so it’s crucial to have an adoption attorney or someone knowledgeable about the law helping you. Some states do not allow for open adoptions.
You may consider using an adoption agency. We offer information on local agencies. With an agency, it’s their responsibility to find possible adoptive families and handle all legal requirements. You will have many families to choose from. NO reputable agency or lawyer will require anything financially. You pay nothing.
Whatever adoption plan you choose, pick the one that feels like the best option for you and your future.
Choosing A Family
Choosing a family is often the most difficult part for the birth mom, as there are many adoptive families ready to adopt. Adoptive families go through a lengthy process 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 lists hobbies, religion, income, education, family photos, etc.
Is Adoption Right For Me?
Adoption is a huge decision and something to take your time with. It takes humility and love to choose adoption. Remember, there are different plans to choose from and change later down the road.
Our team is happy to share information that will answer questions you may have as you seek the very best outcome for you and your child’s future.
Call us today to speak with our loving staff about this option. We are here for you.