If you are pregnant and have been considering placing your child into a loving home through adoption, we understand this is not an easy decision. When weighing the circumstances and challenges that one may face parenting a child on their own, many find that adoption is the best choice for them, so they can rest assured their child will be provided all they need to feel supported and loved. Keep in mind that going the route of adoption does not mean you will be cut off from the child completely. Nowadays, many adoptive parents want the birth mother to be involved in the child’s life, and the conditions of this arrangement can be agreed upon prior to the birth or as the child grows.
Adoption is a great option if you decide that you’re not ready to raise a child on your own. Many families have long been waiting to welcome a child into their home and are able to provide the resources they need to be happy and successful. Again, this does not eliminate any worry or apprehension towards the decision, but our staff at Women’s Resource Center are here to help guide and support you through the process.
Give yourself time to think about why adoption is the right choice for you. Perhaps you don’t feel ready to parent, but also know you don’t want an abortion, or maybe the child’s father is not around. Whatever the reason, your concerns are valid. Many women choose to continue their pregnancies with the hope and belief that the child will be given a beautiful life by an adoptive couple or family who would be overjoyed to raise them.
There are three types of placements: open, semi-open, and closed. With an open adoption, the birth mother has regular communication between the child and the child’s adoptive parents. The other benefit to open adoptions is being able to meet and choose the family that will ultimately adopt your child.
In a semi-open placement, there is limited contact between you, the child, and the adoptive parents. The adoption agency will usually facilitate contact between the different parties.
A closed adoption means no contact between yourself and the child. This type of adoption may permit contact with the adoptive parents for updates on the wellness and being of the child.
If you recently discovered you are pregnant and are considering adoption, please contact us today. You have options and we are here to help you learn more so you can make a fully-informed decision.