Thinking About Adoption?
Sometimes life comes with unexpected twists and turns, often leading us to a fork in the road. You have the power to choose what’s next, but you are not alone.
You may not feel ready to raise a child – and that’s ok. You will always be a mother, no matter what. Adoption is an opportunity to give your child a great future. It’s challenging but full of rewards and love. If you’re thinking about adoption, here is more information about the process.
Open adoption is the most common type of adoption, as it gives the birth mother a chance to still be involved in her child’s life. The birth mom and the adoptive family have open communication and visitations based on agreement. You get to choose where you place your baby, with friends, relatives, or someone else you trust. An adoption agency is also able to help you find the adoptive family with you.
Closed adoption is less common, but still an option for birth mothers. Some women are in a tough spot and would rather have closed communication with the adoptive family. In a closed adoption, no information or contact is shared between the birth parents and adoptive parents. It’s also the agency’s responsibility to locate an adoptive family and take care of all legal requirements.
A semi-open adoption is where interaction between birth parents and adoptive families is facilitated by a third party, either an adoption agency or attorney. All identification of parties is kept private. Many times, contact will be in the form of emails, phone calls, pictures, and letters. These are all mediated by the agency.
Is Adoption The Best Option For You?
Take the time you need to decide what adoption option makes sense for you and your way of life. If you need support and someone to talk with, our team is here for you.
Make a free and confidential appointment today to talk with a team member.