Adoption

Considering Adoption

Many women facing an unexpected pregnancy move immediately to the two most common options: parenting and abortion. But the third option, adoption, is often overlooked. You might have concerns like, “What if that family doesn’t take good care of my baby?” or, “What if I live the rest of my life wondering what happened to my child?”

Many women facing an unexpected pregnancy move immediately to the two most common options: parenting and abortion. But the third option, adoption, is often overlooked.

Those are normal concerns to have for the baby inside you. It means you are already becoming a loving mother, whether you will raise your child or entrust him or her to a loving adoptive family. One thing that is helpful to know is that there are three common types of adoption:

1. Open Adoption

In an open adoption, you can meet and get to know the family who will be adopting your child while you are still pregnant. You will make a plan together. It’s possible to arrange for letters, phone calls and even face-to-face visits. As your child grows, you can continue to stay in touch and be a regular part of his or her life, if you choose.

2. Semi-open Adoption

In a semi-open adoption, you can choose the adoptive parents from a profile, most often provided to you by an adoption agency. These profiles often contain pictures, references and a personal note from the couple to help you choose a family. Any letter or contact between you and your child would take place through your relationship with the adoption agency.

3. Closed Adoption

In a closed adoption, you won’t meet or have contact with the adoptive parents. This option can be preferable if you’re concerned about your privacy.

If you would like to learn more about adoption, please call us at 585-393-0437