You have control over your child's future when you choose adoption.
Myths and misunderstandings surround adoption. Statements like “You’re giving your baby up to strangers” or “Your child will hate you” are not true. Find out more about this option to see if it could be the right choice for you.
Why Should You Consider Adoption?
Adoption is the legal process of transferring the rights and responsibilities of being a parent from a birth couple to an adoptive couple. The child becomes permanently and legally part of the adoptive family.
Women who choose to place their children for adoption come from different walks of life. The following are just a few of the reasons women make an adoption plan:
- They want a relationship with their child but don’t want the day-to-day responsibility of motherhood.
- A woman may not have the financial or emotional support of the birth father or her family.
- She wants to continue her education or career.
- Adoption gives her child more opportunities in life.
- She wants her child to be raised in a two-parent household
- She may already care for other children and feel it’s impossible to raise another one.
Do You Really Give Your Baby Up To Strangers?
Nothing could be further from the truth. A birth mother selects the adoptive couple who raises her child. Every couple hoping to adopt goes through a thorough process to ensure they can care for and love the child. They have background checks and answer questions about their medical and financial situation.
A caseworker visits their home to ensure it is a safe place for a child. They create a detailed biography with photos and letters to the birth mother explaining why they hope to adopt. Once selected, the birth mother and adoptive couple can meet and begin building a relationship.
Will My Child Hate Me If I Choose Adoption?
Today, the majority of adoptions are open. An open adoption means exchanging full names, addresses, phone numbers, and other information. With an open or semi-open adoption plan, the birth mother has contact with her child and their family.
By meeting her child, she can explain why she chose adoption. Her child learns about their heritage and can ask questions. The adoptive couple explains how adoption created their family and how important the birth mother is to all of them.
Is Adoption A Good Thing?
Yes, adoption can be a good thing. It opens up many opportunities for your child. Humans are imperfect, and no one can predict someone’s future. But when you work with a reputable adoption agency, you can be assured the adoptive parents you select are hoping to parent your child.
Adoption services cost nothing for a birth mother, and in some cases, she can receive assistance for pregnancy-related services such as rent, food, medical care, maternity clothing, and more.
Ask one of our client advocates about adoption and receive referrals to trusted agencies in our area. Make a confident decision by getting the facts.