Have You Considered Making An Adoption Plan?
There are so many myths and misunderstandings surrounding adoption. Women are told they are “giving up” their babies. Or, they fear they will never know what happened to their child or their child will hate them for choosing adoption.
Don’t let the myths keep you from pursuing this option. Sometimes the hardest decisions in life are the best ones you make.
What Is Adoption?
Adoption is the legal process of transferring the rights and responsibilities of parenting a child from a birth couple to an adoptive couple. It isn’t co-parenting.
No matter why you’re considering adoption, you’re thinking about your child first. It’s a loving, brave, and difficult decision to make. You deserve as much information and support as possible to know if choosing adoption is right for you and your child.
Aren’t I “Giving Up” My Child?
No, a loving mother never “gives up” her child. She makes a plan for her child’s future that involves another family she has chosen to raise them.
Will I Know What Happens To My Child?
When placing your child for adoption, your adoption coordinator shows you bios of potential adoptive couples who match your requirements. To qualify for adoption, couples have background checks, provide medical and financial records, and have someone visit their home to ensure it’s suitable for a child.
Because you select the adoptive family, you choose the environment you want for your child. You also select the adoption plan. An open adoption plan means exchanging full names, addresses, and phone numbers, allowing you and the adoptive family to communicate openly.
Will My Child Hate Me Because I Chose Adoption?
Although no parent has assurance their children will love them as they grow, an open adoption gives you the ability to explain to your child why you chose adoption. They have the opportunity to know their heritage and meet their birth family. Choose an adoptive couple who respects you and desires a close relationship.
Discover The Benefits of Making An Adoption Plan
Schedule an appointment to discuss all of your options. Only you can determine whether adoption is your best option. We’ll give you the referrals you need to get more information.