At Pregnancy Help Center LOZ, we want to give you as much information as possible about each one of your options. After all, how can you choose without knowing the whole story?
Adoption is very different today than even a few decades ago, and there’s a great deal of confusion and misinformation about the adoption process.
Before dismissing adoption as one of your options, learn a little more about the types of adoption plans, the assistance available, and how the process works.
What Is Adoption?
Adoption is the legal process of transferring parental rights and responsibilities from a birth couple to an adoptive couple. It is not co-parenting or putting your child in foster care. It is a permanent decision for everyone.
Like all of your choices for your unplanned pregnancy, adoption is difficult, but it is also a loving and brave decision. It means you’re thinking about your child’s needs before your own.
Why Choose Adoption?
Years ago, a woman who became pregnant and wasn’t married went away to have her baby. Families were ashamed of their pregnant daughters.
Society isn’t as judgmental today, and an unmarried woman who becomes pregnant unexpectedly isn’t hidden from her neighbors.
But the reasons for choosing to place your child for adoption are the same. Perhaps you’re financially strapped, have other children you’re already caring for, or have no one willing to help you.
Whatever your reasons, adoption is a valid and meaningful option.
You Are In Charge Of The Process
In today’s adoptions, the birth mother (and father, if available) choose the potential adoptive couple, the environment they want for their child, and what type of relationship they want to have with them in the future. You decide everything.
Open Adoption Plan
With an open adoption plan, you and the adoptive couple choose to exchange full names, addresses, phone numbers, etc. You agree on the type and amount of communication you want.
It’s the perfect opportunity to be a part of your child’s life without the day-to-day responsibilities of parenthood. Most adoptions today are open because it is healthier for the birth family and the child.
Semi-Open Adoption Plan
If you would like a little more anonymity, choose a semi-open plan. You still benefit from communicating with your child and their family, but all contact goes through a third party, such as your adoption agency.
Closed Adoption Plan
Closed adoption was how families handled most adoptions in the past. There’s no contact between the birth family and the adoptive family. The courts seal the original birth certificate, and everyone remains anonymous. Hardly any adoptions are handled this way anymore.
There May Be Assistance Available
Adoption is a big enough choice to work through without also worrying about rent, food, gas, proper prenatal care, etc. Many times, assistance is available to help you as you work through the adoption process.
Schedule an appointment with our caring team to discuss this option further.
from a totally new life.