You have a variety of choices when considering adoption. As a matter of fact, the decision to adopt is a process you plan during your pregnancy. You have time to get information and counseling regarding this decision. Here are some important adoption facts to reflect on:
You can choose the adoptive parents for your child.
You have the option to choose the level of contact you’d like to have with your child and adoptive family.
There are many resources for birth parents to get support as you go through the process.
There are several different types of adoptions. It can be helpful to learn about each and see which type would work for you. Today birth parents not only have the option to choose the family that will care for their baby, but they may also have the opportunity to discuss the level of contact they have with the adoptive family. Many mothers find it reassuring to have choices in these areas of the adoption process.
You can have peace of mind knowing that your child is loved and cared for. Take time throughout your pregnancy to think things through. Adoption affects everyone differently. Common feelings expressed by those touched by adoption are; loss, love, gratitude, guilt, resolution, and relief. It is important to know that you do not have to face this alone. We can help you consider the facts about adoption as you decide if it may be a fit for your situation.