Making an adoption plan is a big responsibility and requires a lot of thought. But it can be the right choice for some women with unplanned pregnancies.
Adoption has changed a lot. While negative connotations are attached, the stereotypes about adoption simply aren’t true. A woman isn’t “giving up a baby” but instead placing a child with a loving family that she has the option to choose.
We’ll walk you through the different adoption plans available and discuss the available resources.
Adoption Plans: Which One Works Best for You?
When considering adoption, some women prefer complete privacy during and after the process. Others want to be actively involved in the child’s life. No matter your decision, you need to choose the plan that best aligns with your beliefs and lifestyle.
The following are available adoption plans you can choose from:
- Open adoption: With this plan, the woman can choose the child’s adoptive family and form a relationship with them. Communication can occur through phone calls, letters, or regular visits.
- Semi-open adoption: The woman has contact with the adoptive family, but all communication is carried out via a third party, like an adoption agency or attorney.
- Closed adoption: The most private plan, a closed adoption ensures that all identifying records are sealed. The woman remains anonymous, with no contact between her and the adoptive family.
Whether you’re looking to form a relationship with the adoptive family or make a more private transition back to your current lifestyle, there is likely a plan that works for you.
What Resources Are Available to Me?
You may feel that adoption is an impossible challenge, especially if you are struggling financially or need emotional support.
Help is available to you. Support for birthmothers, both material and financial, has grown rapidly in recent years. Organizations like adoption agencies and local pregnancy centers offer various services to ensure women are taken care of.
For example, True Care Women’s Resource Center discusses the adoption option with clients and offers referrals for reputable adoption agencies. We can also share resources that can help you with housing assistance, material support, and counseling services.
You also may qualify for various assistance programs through the Wyoming Department of Family Services. They offer support like cash, food, and childcare assistance.
No-Cost, Confidential Services
If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, True Care Women’s Resource Center offers the pregnancy services you need to make an informed decision.
Contact us today to learn about the caring, non-judgmental support we can provide.