Consider the possibilities.
What should I know about adoption?
Adoption can be a difficult decision to make, and for many women facing an unplanned pregnancy, it seems impossible. However, adoption can truly bring something beautiful and special out of a difficult situation. In today’s adoptions, you can know your child and be a part of your child’s life. You can have the peace of knowing your child is loved and cared for by the couple you choose.
Things you may be considering:
Will it be open or closed?
Will it be private or will I use an agency?
I don’t want an abortion, but I am not ready to be a parent.
I want to provide my child with a 2-parent family.
I want my child to have emotional and financial stability.
How does adoption work?
As the birthmother, you have complete control over the adoption process, from choosing the adoptive couple or family yourself to deciding how much time, if any, you want to invest in a relationship with your child.
Are there different types of adoption?
Yes, there are three different types of adoption:
The different types depend on how involved you want to be in your child’s life once he or she is born. With an open adoption, there’s the most involvement, while closed adoption has the least.
Would adoption be good for my child?
Many women fear that their children will grow up angry or that they will hate them for choosing adoption. But in reality, most children who are adopted are very adjusted. In fact, 90 percent of all adopted children over the age of 5 feel positively about their adoption, and well beyond half of all adopted children eat dinner with their families six nights a week. This shows that adopted children, because they were waited for, are treasured and adored by their adoptive families.