What Is Adoption Like?

Adoption may be a difficult choice, but don’t let the fear of the unknown keep you from exploring it. Motherhood looks unique for every woman.

If life circumstances make parenting not an option, adoption could be the perfect choice for you. Adoption improves every single year and the birth mother is now in complete control these days. No one decides anything for her.

Open adoption is the most common type of adoption as it comes with the most access to your child. In an open adoption, the birth mom decides where her baby will go – either with friends, relatives, or someone else. She chooses how often she wants to keep in contact with her child, if at all.

It’s also totally understandable to use an adoption agency. If you go this route, it’s the agency’s responsibility to find possible adoptive families and handle all legal requirements. You will have many couples to choose from. It’s important to note that no reputable agency or lawyer will require anything financially.

Whatever adoption plan you choose, pick the one that feels like the best thing for you and your future.

Deciding On A Family

Sometimes choosing the family your child goes to is the hardest part, and for good reason. There are plenty of adoptive families to choose from. These families go through an extensive process to be approved, including criminal and abuse background checks, home studies where someone assures that their home is ready for a baby, and a questionnaire taken that talks about hobbies, religion, income, education, photos of family, etc.

Making A Decision

Many women facing a crisis pregnancy find adoption the best option for them. It may be right for you, too. We encourage you to learn all the facts and know for sure. After confirming you are pregnant, a patient advocate can answer your questions about what adoption could look like for you.

We partner with local adoption agencies who love and support birth mothers throughout the pregnancy and during the adoption process. These agencies make it their mission to meet the need of the expectant mother physically, spiritually, and emotionally. In addition to meeting the needs of the birth mother, our agencies prioritize placing children in safe, loving, two-parent homes.

Before you make your decision, it is crucial that you know for sure if you are pregnant and how far along you are. Our medical team can answer these questions for you with professional accuracy. Reliable information is always a valuable resource, and we are happy to share it with you. Make a free, confidential appointment today to talk to a trained patient advocate about your pregnancy choices.