If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, you could be considering adoption. It’s a great potential option for your future. Adoption is an easier process than you may think, as many families are waiting and ready to adopt. We want to clear up any confusion you have about the process and give you insight into the adoption options.
The Adoption Process
Motherhood looks unique to every mom. No matter what adoption plan you choose, motherhood will always be part of your story. If you are struggling financially, relationally, and need help raising your child, adoption could be the perfect fit. As the birth mom, you get the final say with the process.
Open adoption is the most common type of adoption. In an open adoption, the birth mom chooses how she wants to stay in touch with her child, if at all. It’s important to keep in mind that adoption laws differ from state to state. It’s vital to have an adoption attorney or someone knowledgeable about the law helping you.
You may also choose to use an adoption agency. This involves an agency finding possible adoptive families and handling all legal details. No reputable agency or lawyer will require anything financially. Whichever adoption plan you go with, choose what feels like the best thing for you.
Selecting A Family
Choosing a family is often the hardest part of adoption for the birth mom. Adoptive families go through an extensive process to be approved, including criminal and abuse background checks, home studies where someone ensures that their home is ready for a baby, and a questionnaire that gathers information about hobbies, religion, income, education, photos of family, etc.
Is Adoption Right For You?
Take your time when considering adoption. There is a major step of humility and love to choose adoption and start an adoption plan.
We’re happy to share information and referrals to answer questions you might have as you seek the very best outcome for you and your child’s future.
Reach out to us to speak with our compassionate staff about this option.