faq adoption1. “How could I ever choose adoption? Is it hard?”

Yes, choosing adoption is hard. A mother naturally connects to her child during the pregnancy, so it will be an emotional time if you choose adoption. If you decide that you are unable to provide the kind of life you want for your baby or it is not the right time to become a parent, then adoption is a good fit for you.

2. “How do I make an adoption plan?”

It helps to have a plan if adoption is part of your baby’s future. Having an adoption plan means that you, as the birth parent, have thoughtfully considered your decision and have a strategy to place your child with an adoptive family. You create an adoption plan by choosing either a public or a private adoption agency. The adoption social worker will help you when you’re creating an adoption plan. Then, you have the freedom to review profiles of prospective adoptive families to hand-pick a family for your child. You are able to choose the family that has your child’s best interests at heart where your baby will thrive.

3. “What types of adoption are there?”

There are three types of adoption: open, semi-open, and closed. In an open adoption, you are able to see the child at intervals. In a semi-open adoption, you are able to receive pictures and information as updates from the adoptive parents. In a closed adoption, the baby is given to the adoptive parents and no further communication is made with the birth parent. The birth parent chooses what type of adoption would be best for them.

I asked, “Why me?”. My mother responded, “Maybe it was so that another deserving couple could have a baby they so desperately want”. I took her response to heart, and was able to choose the family to raise my baby through an open adoption. I got to meet and interview families, discuss how I wanted my child to be raised, and to what degree I wanted to be involved in my child’s life. Although it was hard, I am at peace with my decision.

4. “Is adoption expensive?”

There are no fees or expenses charged to the birth parent. The adoption agency assists you throughout your adoption process. To book an appointment with a private adoption agency, please read our Resources.

5. “If I decide to choose adoption, can I change my mind later?”

Yes, until you sign the adoption papers, you can change your mind on whether to parent your child or place for adoption.


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