Is Adoption for Me?
If you are not ready to be a parent, adoption may be an option for you to explore. You can plan for your child’s future by selecting a stable, loving family to care for your baby. If you so choose, you may be able to get updates on your child’s progress or have ongoing visits with your child while you continue your education or career goals.
Choosing a Family
This can often be the most difficult part of the process. Most agencies have many different families you can choose from. These families have been screened and approved. There are additional options such as choosing a friend or someone who has been recommended to you. The adoption agency of your choice can discuss these options with you.
Adoptive families approved by your agency must meet standards that are shared with you. Your adoption agency will make every attempt to complete a thorough assessment of potential adoptive families. Prior to finalizing the adoption, a caseworker will make home visits to ensure the child’s well-being. In an open adoption, you will see for yourself how well your child is cared for and how much your child is loved.
Types of Adoption
You may have as much contact with your baby as you and your adoptive family desire. When planning your child’s adoption, you can choose an open-adoption plan that allows ongoing visits with your child, or you can be updated about your child’s progress through letters and photos if you’d like.
Adoptive families respect your need to know that your child is loved and happy. If you prefer not to have any contact with your child or the adoptive family, a confidential, closed adoption plan is another option. In most states, adoption is at cost to you and an adoption agency will handle all legal details for you and the birthfather.
Still Deciding About Adoption?
We know how difficult this decision can be, and we are here for you. If you feel that you are not ready to be a parent but abortion is not for you, you may find that adoption is a positive answer.
Schedule a free and confidential options consultation with our compassionate team today to talk in a safe place, with no pressure to choose any certain decision.