Adoption is a flexible choice for women who are willing to carry to term but, for some reason, want to forego parenting. We can provide information and connect you to a reputable adoption agency if you’re leaning toward adoption.
The Pros and Cons of Adoption
On the positive side, adoption enables a woman to…
- Choose a plan to match her lifestyle
- Have a relationship with her birth child (or remain anonymous)
- Give hopeful parents a chance to grow their family
- Avoid any uncertainty about an abortion decision
- Guarantee her child a bright future
Adoption can also be an affordable pregnancy option as the birth family takes care of medical expenses and sometimes more.
On the other hand, adoption can be emotionally challenging for women with maternal desires who are unable to parent at the current time. It also requires the woman to carry the pregnancy to term, which can vary in difficulty for each woman.
Adoption Plans: You Set the Terms
As the birth mother, you choose every aspect of an adoption plan, including the adoptive family. You can decide where you want your child to grow up and how much contact you want to have.
Adoption plans typically fall into three categories: open, semi-open, and closed.
In an open adoption, the birth mother and adoptive family share contact information and updates.
Semi-open adoption typically mixes open and closed adoption. The birth mother and adoptive family can still communicate through a third party, such as an adoption agency.
This form of adoption is for women who want to remain anonymous. The birth mother’s records are sealed, and there’s little to no contact with the adoptive family.
Want More Details?
Schedule a no-cost appointment to have your adoption questions answered and receive more information. While we aren’t an adoption agency, we can point you toward an adoption professional.