You are the only one who knows your situation and what is best for you and your unplanned pregnancy. It’s important to consider all of your options, and open adoption is one of them. When everything in your life feels out of your control, this is one place where you get to make all the decisions.
How does the adoption process work?
Adoption is one of the most challenging yet loving decisions any woman can make. It means you have courageously decided to put your child first. Making an adoption plan for your child doesn’t mean you are any less of a mother (or father). You will always be a wonderful part of your child’s life story.
As the birth mother, you are the one to decide if adoption is the right choice for you. For your child, adoption is a lifelong relationship with other parents. It is not “co-parenting.” Legal adoptions permanently transfer all rights and responsibilities from the birth parent(s) to the adoptive family.
Even if the birth father is no longer a part of your life, you still can create an excellent adoption plan for your child.
What is open adoption?
When making your adoption plan, you choose the level of contact you would like to have with the adoptive family and child. If you want, you can remain completely anonymous and have no contact at all. Today, most adoptions are “semi-open” or “open,” although the amount of communication can change over time.
Through semi-open or open adoption, both the birth and adoptive family exchange identifying information. If everyone wishes to be completely open, you exchange full names, physical and email addresses, phone numbers, and other information. When you choose a semi-open adoption, both parties agree to exchange certain information, but not all.
Have you considered working with a reputable adoption agency?
Adoption, no matter what plan you create, requires everyone involved to trust one another before, during, and after placement. Therefore, it’s essential to have someone you trust guiding the process, connecting with everyone involved.
At True Care Women’s Resource Center, we do not personally handle adoptions. However, a staff member will walk you through the process and offer referrals to reputable adoption agencies.
No one can or should make this decision for you. Still, we are available to listen and provide information to assist you. Together, we’ll discuss your current situation and how we might help now and in the future.
Is Adoption Right For You?
You need to have as much information as possible about all your options to move forward. No matter where you are in your parenting journey, adoption could be the right choice for you and your child.
Give us a call and set up your confidential appointment to look more closely at the adoption option. We want to be a part of the next chapter of your life’s story. We’re confident it will be beautiful.