Has the reality of your unexpected pregnancy started to sink in? It’s not easy. We know this is a challenging journey but we are here to help you through it all. You have three options for your pregnancy, abortion, adoption, or parenting. None of these choices are easy to make.
Adoption is not for everyone, but it could be the best option for you and your child’s future if you are willing to explore the possibility. Though it’s not an easy decision, adoption is one of bravery, selflessness, and hope.
Reasons Women Choose Adoption
Choosing to make an adoption plan, like choosing to have an abortion or choosing to parent, is tough. Adoption could be right for you for some of the following reasons:
- You feel you are too young or too immature to parent
- You’re just beginning school or building your career
- You don’t want the day-to-day responsibilities of being a parent but also don’t want an abortion
- You feel you can’t support a child emotionally or financially
- You’re in an unstable and potentially dangerous relationship
Is adoption right for you?
Your first step to learning more about adoption is to talk with an adoption specialist. At Emergency Pregnancy Services, we’ll give you referrals to respected agencies and lawyers who handle adoption. A reputable agency or lawyer will never ask you to pay for any of their services.
As a birth mother, you choose a family and the kind of lifestyle you want for your child. There are so many families willing and capable to help raise your child in a loving home. It’s an opportunity for both your child and a family who cares.
Today, there are adoption plans in which you can know your child and be a part of your child’s life if you wish. Or, you can remain completely anonymous if you prefer. Either way, you will have peace knowing your child is loved and cared for by the couple you choose.
It’s nice to know when everything seems out of control, you have complete control over making an adoption plan. As the birth mother, you can decide what type of adoption plan you want, who the adoptive family will be, and when the adoption will occur. No one plan is better than another. You choose the plan that’s best for you.
Closed adoption plan
There are basically three adoption plans to choose from. A closed adoption allows you to remain completely anonymous. Your adoption coordinator will choose the family for you and the original birth certificate is sealed to protect your name and location. Some women choose this plan because they feel it will help them move on with their lives.
Open and semi-open plan
Open and semi-open adoption plans are the opposite of a closed adoption plan. These plans involve exchanging personal information with the adoptive family you choose. In a completely open plan, you share full names, addresses, emails, and even phone numbers. The two parties would have direct contact with each other. Together, you would arrange meetings and communicate regularly.
In a semi-open plan, you choose the adoptive family, but share first names only. All other contact is handled through your adoption coordinator.
Adoption is emotionally hard but so is parenting or abortion. You will need a strong support group and we want to be a part of that. We’d love to talk with you about adoption and the other options for your pregnancy. We believe the more information you have, the better prepared you’ll be to make a confident empowered decision.