Adoption is different and better than it used to be. It’s an option worthy of your consideration. We encourage you to learn more about the adoption process in order to make an informed decision. Our staff is happy to answer any questions you may have, and we’re interested in talking through your thoughts and concerns. Please reach out to us for an appointment.
Adoption is probably the most overlooked of the three pregnancy options. Many women have concerns about adoption, such as worrying that the new family will not take good care of the baby or wondering if they will never find out what happened to their child. These are normal and understandable concerns to have, but they do not necessarily mean that adoption is not a good fit for you. These questions simply provide evidence that you care about your child and have more maternal instincts than you might have suspected.
As you consider adoption, you should know that it comes with its share of benefits. There are plenty of reasons that adoption could be a good fit for you, including:
As the birth mother, you choose the type of adoption and level of connection between you, your baby, and your selected adoptive family. Significant alterations have been made to the adoption process in recent years. These changes now allow for more options and flexibility to parents who make this choice.
In an open adoption, you have the opportunity to keep an open channel of communication with your child and the adoptive family. This means you have a chance to meet the adoptive family, learn about them, and see if you are comfortable with them as the parents of your child. Open adoption also allows you to stay in touch with your child as he or she grows up.
With a semi-open adoption, you will have some communication with the adoptive family and your child, but not as much as you would with an open adoption. All contact with the family must abide by rules established prior to finalizing the adoption process. This is an option you can choose if you want to keep in touch with your child but only on a limited basis.
During a closed adoption, all the information is kept private. You will have no direct contact with the adoptive family during the adoption process. All communication occurs through a third party, such as an attorney. With this option, you will not have any contact with the child until he or she turns 18, at which point the child will be able to decide.
Everyone’s situation is different, so you are the only one who knows what is best for you. If you are thinking about choosing adoption and would like more information, we can help. We can talk about adoption plans and make sure you have a full understanding of the process.