The news of an unplanned pregnancy may seem frightening due to your life circumstances, your financial status, or many other scenarios. You are not alone.
With adoption, you have multiple choices, though it’s not an easy choice to make. Our loving team at Choices Clinic is here for you to help you navigate if adoption works for you.
Adoption could be a choice for you if you’re thinking…
- You don’t want an abortion, but you are also not ready to parent
- Raising a child does not fit into your life situation
- You desire a financially and emotionally stable environment for your child
Is Adoption for Me?
Adoption is never a simple choice, as every pregnancy choice comes with hardships. Many women have preconceived ideas of this choice, but the process of adoption has drastically changed over the years. The birth mother has the final say in many steps of the process.
You, as the birth mother, choose an adoption plan that works for you and your child.
The Different Adoption Plans
What does adoption look like for you and your child’s future? Do you want to be involved in your child’s life? Do you want to stay connected with the adoptive family? These are all questions that come into play when deciding on your adoption plan.
Open adoption is the most common type of adoption, as it’s the most flexible.
If you want to know and be known by your child, open adoption is the plan for you. Open adoption allows you and the adoptive family to get each other’s identifying information including names, addresses, and phone numbers. You come to an agreement on the amount of communication and contact you will have.
If raising a child does not fit your lifestyle, a closed adoption may be for you. With closed adoption, you remain anonymous and you don’t have any contact with the adoptive family or your child. All identifying information is kept private and the original birth certificate is sealed.
If you want a mix of open and closed adoption, semi-open adoption could be for you. If you want to remain anonymous, but want to know your child and the adoptive family still, semi-open adoption allows for this. You can have contact with the adoptive family, but contact is handled through a third party.
You Have the Final Say
Ultimately you have the final say in your pregnancy choice. Our non-judgmental team is here for you if you’d like to talk over this option today. We can connect you with the resources needed if you do choose adoption as well.
Schedule your free and confidential appointment with us today.