There are many ways to be a mother or a family. It is possible to love your child passionately and realize you are not capable of raising them.
Choosing to place your child for adoption puts your child’s needs first. It is loving, selfless, and difficult all at the same time. Take a closer look at this option for your unplanned pregnancy.
Three Main Adoption Plans
Adoption has changed dramatically over the last few decades. Before, expectant or birth mothers couldn’t choose who raised their children. Now, a birth mother is in control of the entire process.
Almost 70% of all adoptions are open today. An open adoption plan allows an expectant woman or birth mother the opportunity to select the potential adoptive couple carefully.
Research has shown that children do better with open adoption because they understand the reason for initially being placed for adoption. For both the birth mother and child, an open connection and sense of belonging tie the two together as the child grows.
A semi-open adoption provides privacy while allowing a birth mother to communicate with her child and adoptive family. With this plan, a third party handles all communication. For instance, your adoption agency will forward letters or set up meetings for you.
Only 5 to 10% of adoptions are closed today. With a closed adoption plan, the adoption agency or specialist you choose selects the adoptive family. The courts seal the original birth certificate, and no identifying information is shared.
Making Your Adoption Decision
Adoption, like all of your options for your unplanned pregnancy, is not an easy choice to make. At My Life Clinic, we can put you in touch with a reputable adoption agency that can explain the process and provide the counseling you need to determine if adoption is right for you.
We want what is best for you and your future. Talk to us about this option and others so you can make a confident decision.
Contact us to make an appointment today!