There is no doubt that adoption can be a difficult decision to make. However, many find that it allows for them to provide the type of life they want for their child. In addition, choosing to put your baby up for adoption does not necessarily mean that you will never see the child again. Many modern placements allow for you to play an active role in the child’s life, even if someone else is ultimately raising him or her.
If you feel that having and raising a child is something you’re not yet ready for, adoption can provide you with peace of mind knowing your child has love, support and the resources they need to be happy and successful. While that doesn’t necessarily remove the anxiety from your decision, the staff at Women’s Resource Center is here to help support you through the process.
Before making your choice, however, it is important to discuss why you believe adoption is the right choice for you and your child. Maybe it is because you don’t feel ready to parent, but also know you don’t want an abortion. Perhaps the child’s father is not in the picture. Whatever your reason, you concerns are justifiable.
There are three types of placements available to you: open, semi-open, and closed. An open adoption allows for regular contact between you and the child and the child’s adoptive parents. Open adoptions also allow for you to meet and select the family that will ultimately adopt your child.
A semi-open placements allows for only limited contact between you and the adoptive parents. This contact is typically facilitated between yourself and a third-party, typically an adoption agency. In a closed adoption, there is typically no contact between yourself and the child. A closed adoption may allow for limited contact with the adoptive parents.
If you recently found out you are pregnant and are considering adoption, please contact us today. We would be happy to discuss your options and help you learn more so you can eventually make a fully-informed decision.