Adoption is a pregnancy option that involves carrying your pregnancy to term and entrusting your child to an adoptive family you pick.
Adoption is also a selfless act that gives your pregnancy a future and brings joy to an adoptive family.
However, this choice can be difficult for you as the birth mother.
If you’re considering adoption, it is essential to understand the process. Read on to learn more about what the adoption process might look like. Or, if you want to talk to someone in person about adoption or your other pregnancy options, contact us to speak to one of our caring team members.
The Adoption Process
If you’re considering adoption, receiving adoption counseling is a crucial first step. It’s essential to connect with an adoption agency you feel comfortable with.
During this appointment, you will be given all the information you need about the adoption process. This will help you determine if it’s right for you.
An adoption agency should never charge you for their services. Instead, you will be eligible to receive financial compensation to cover your medical, housing, and other maternity-related expenses.
You have options in adoption. Your choice will depend on how much or little contact you want with the adoptive family.
An open adoption allows for the most communication between you and the adoptive family. With this option, you can choose how often you wish to communicate and in what ways (for example, by phone, video, or in person).
Open adoption also allows you to choose the adoptive family. The adoption agency will share the bios of several adoptive families to choose from. Then, you get to choose the family you prefer.
In this option, the adoptive family will also know as much about you as you choose to reveal.
This option is similar to open adoption. However, the adoption agency mediates all communication between you and the adoptive family. You still have contact with your child and their family, but maintain more privacy.
Closed adoption is the most limiting but offers the most privacy. With this option, you will remain anonymous, and the adoption agency will choose the adoptive family. You will also have no contact with the adoptive family, and the original birth certificate remains sealed.
If you’re considering adoption, contact us today. We can provide you with the information you need to make a decision. We also offer a listening ear and help you determine what your choice might look like. You’re not alone. We’re here for you.