Are you thinking about adoption as on option for your unintended pregnancy? Many women in your situation find that adoption can be an appropriate fit for them. If you would like to learn more about adoption and the options that come with it, we are here to answer your questions and give you all the information that you need.
Adoption is the legal process of placing your child into the care of another family. It includes several options, so you will have choices in the process. If you have concerns, please contact us. We can discuss adoption further during your appointment.
When you are thinking about adoption or any option for your pregnancy, you probably have many questions. Before you choose, you should find all the answers to your questions. Some questions you should ask yourself include:
Am I ready to be a parent?
Can I afford to take care of a child?
Will I have support from my family?
How is my relationship with the father?
Can I give the child the life he or she deserves?
These are all important questions to ask. Make sure to take your time before making your final decision. The only person who can make your decision is you. However, if you need any assistance or information, we are here to help.
Types of Adoption
The adoption process has changed a great deal in recent decades. These adjustments allow for more options and flexibility to parents who choose adoption.
An open adoption permits communication between you, your child, and your child’s adoptive family. This gives you the opportunity to meet the family, learn about each other, and find out if you see them as a good fit. Open adoption also gives you a chance to continue communicating with your child on an agreed-upon basis.
Closed adoption will keep your information completely private. This process makes use of a third party, like an attorney or agency, to communicate with the adoptive family. You and the adoptive family will not communicate during or after the adoption process.
Semi-open adoption is a mix of open and closed adoption. Communication with the adoptive parents is restricted but is still permitted. You can have some contact with your child after the birth, but it will be on a very limited basis.
More On Adoption
Every woman’s situation is different, and only you can decide what is best in your case. If you are trying to decide if adoption is the right option for you, New Day Women’s Clinic can connect you with support and guidance from mothers who have been through the process on both sides. They are here to answer questions, provide first hand knowledge, and walk along side you as you contemplate this choice.