Adoption can be a difficult yet beautiful journey. It’s a choice that gives you and your child hope for the future. We want to help you understand more about your adoption options and what the process looks like as the birth mother. Leave your preconceived ideas at the door and seek to understand this potential option for you!
How does adoption work?
The journey of adoption has improved drastically over the years, and for the good! Adoption has more flexibility now, with the birth mom in complete control. So, if you are in a tough spot financially or life in general, this could be a great fit for your future.
How do you choose the right adoption plan for your child?
Open adoption is the most common type of adoption these days. With open adoption, the birth mom decides who should parent her baby. She can choose friends, relatives, or someone else she knows well. She chooses how often she wants to keep in contact with her child, if at all. Adoption laws differ from state to state, so it’s vital to have someone knowledgeable about the law helping you along the way.
You can also choose to use an adoption agency. With an adoption agency, they help choose possible adoptive families and handle the legal requirements. There will be many families to choose from. No reputable agency or lawyer will require anything from you financially.
However you go about your adoption plan, you ultimately know what’s best for you and your future.
Choose a family
This is often the hardest part for the birth mom as there are many options of adoptive families ready to adopt. Adoptive families go through an extensive process to be approved. There are criminal and abuse background checks, home studies where someone assures their home is ready for a baby, and a questionnaire taken that talks about hobbies, religion, income, education, photos of the family, etc.
Adoption is a major decision and takes time to think about. It is not an easy choice and making an adoption plan is not always a quick process.
We’re happy to share more adoption information with you, and referrals to agencies we trust. We hope to answer any questions you might have as you move forward with your pregnancy decision.
Talk to us today to speak with our supportive staff about adoption. We’re ready to help.