Regardless of where you are in your pregnancy, adoption is always an option. However, like abortion or parenting, it’s not a decision you can make lightly. It’s a difficult choice that requires as much information as possible. We can give you the resources you need to make the best decision for you!
With any adoption, the birth family is in the driver’s seat. You make all of the decisions. It’s a process that can last months as you decide what you are looking for in an adoptive family. Remember, no one can ever pressure you to make an adoption plan.
An open adoption means you and the adoptive family have access to one another through face-to-face meetings, phone calls, and letters. Adoptive families fill out a bio with photos and information for you to review. Once you’ve chosen a family, you’ll have the option to meet them even before giving birth. Afterwards, you’ll have the opportunity to be a part of the child’s life and participate in major events if both parties agree.
In a closed adoption, your identity remains completely anonymous. You’ll still be the one choosing the adoptive family, but you’ll have no interaction with them before or after the birth. No identifying information is given to either the birth family or the adoptive family. There is complete privacy.
Very few adoptions are completely closed today. Research has shown there are many psychological benefits for all parties involved to have a semi-open or completely open adoption. A semi-open adoption means the communication you do have will be through a third-party adoption professional. You choose how much information and communication you would like to share and receive.
Birth families choose adoption for a variety of reasons. Whether you are unable to care for a child on your own, are too far along in your pregnancy or struggle with abortion, adoption is an option. There are a tremendous number of support groups nationally, as well as locally. We, too, want to give you the resources and support you need in making this important decision.
Schedule an appointment and let’s chat.