Adoption is often overlooked by women facing unplanned pregnancies, but it can be a way to create something positive out of an unexpected situation. Through this process, you can give a loving family the gift of a child they may not otherwise have had. If you are considering adoption, we can provide information about the different types and discuss if it could be right for your unique situation.
What is adoption?
Adoption is a permanent legal agreement that transfers guardianship from the biological parents to another family. Different types of adoptions enable you to customize your adoption experience to fit your desires and needs.
Open adoptions allow visitation, contact, or updates between the biological parents and the adoptive family. This option is great if you still want to have a reasonably high level of involvement with your child after the process is final.
A semi-open adoption is a middle ground between open and closed adoption. You can still have contact with the adoptive family but communication will be limited to terms agreed upon before the adoption is finalized.
Closed adoptions do not allow for any contact between you and the adoptive family before or after the process. This is a good option for those who want to simply move on from their unplanned pregnancy and do not want to be involved in the child’s life after birth. In some cases, your contact information can be shared with the child once they turn 18 and the child can decide if they would like to initiate contact.
Why do people choose adoption?
There are many reasons people choose adoption. It may be the right choice for you if:
- You are a student or want to focus on your career
- You may not be financially stable
- You are not in a safe or stable situation to raise a child
- You do not have a support system in your community to help you
- Parenting is not the right choice for you
Want to learn more?
If you’re interested in learning more, please reach out to us. We’re here to provide information and support to help you make a final decision.