What should I know about adoption?
Adoption is a very difficult decision to make, and for many women facing unexpected pregnancy, it seems impossible. However, adoption can truly bring something beautiful and special out of a difficult situation. Adoption could be right for you for any of the following reasons:
- You are too young to parent
- You’re heavily involved in school or work
- You do not want to be a parent but also do not want to have an abortion
- You can’t support a child emotionally or financially
How does adoption work?
As the birthmother, you have complete control over the adoption process, from choosing the adoptive couple or family yourself to deciding how much time, if any, you want to invest in a relationship with your child.
Are there different adoption types?
Yes, there are three different types of adoption: open adoption, semi-open adoption, and closed adoption. The different types depend on how involved you want to be in your child’s life once he or she is born. With open adoption, there’s the most involvement, while closed adoption has the least.
Would adoption be good for my child?
Many women fear that their children will grow up angry or that they will hate them for choosing adoption. But in reality, most children who are adopted are very adjusted. In fact, 90 percent of all adopted children over the age of 5 feel positively about their adoption, and well beyond half of all adopted children eat dinner with their families six nights a week. This shows that adopted children, because they were waited for, are treasured and adored by their adoptive families.
At True Care, we offer women a comprehensive look at all of their options so that they are informed and empowered to make the best decision possible. If you’re interested in discussing adoption and your other options, schedule an appointment with True Care today.