Information on Adoption

Adoption is a legal process that involves placing your child into the care of another family. If you are thinking about adoption as an option for your unexpected pregnancy, we would be happy to answer your questions and provide you with any information that can be of help to you. 

Perhaps you think you understand adoption, but there is more to know than you might think. If you want to learn more about the types of adoption, so you can determine which might be a fit for you, feel free to reach out to us.

Is Adoption a Fit for You?

You have many things to consider when looking at the adoption option.  Will it be open or closed? Will it be private or will you use an adoption agency?  You are the one who makes that choice.

If you are considering adoption, here are a few outcomes for you to consider:

  •  You will be able to pursue your life goals
  •  You will not have to parent before you are ready
  •  You can choose the family with whom to place your child
  •  With adoption, you can change your mind, but abortion is final

Adoption may not be the first thought in your mind if you face an unplanned pregnancy. However, women who first thought abortion was their only way out often find that adoption is a loving choice for the birth mother, baby and the adoptive family.

Types of Adoption

In recent years, there have been many changes made to the adoption process. Parents looking to give their child up for adoption now have more options and flexibility available to them.

Open Adoption

An open adoption means that you will still have the opportunity to communicate with your child and your child’s adoptive family. You can share information with the parents and learn more about them. You will also have the chance to meet the parents before finalizing the adoption. After the adoption, you can continue to learn about your child and continue communicating based on an agreed upon basis.

Closed Adoption

A closed adoption means that you will not share any of your personal information with the adoptive parents. All communication between you and the parents will be handled by a third party figure, like an attorney. You will also not have any contact with your child until he or she turns 18, at which point the child may request to get in touch with you.

Adoption Support

We understand that no two pregnancies are the same. Only you know what is best for you in your own unique situation. We will never pressure you to make any decision. We will only provide support and answers to your questions, so you can make an informed decision about your pregnancy.

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