We’re here to help you explore all your pregnancy options, including placing your child for adoption. Many women choose adoption because they don’t feel ready to be a parent. We understand all the fears and doubts that come with an unplanned pregnancy.
You are not alone. An adoption plan can be made anytime during your pregnancy. We provide free information about adoption and referrals to agencies that best meet your needs.
What Is Adoption?
Adoption is the legal process of transferring the rights and responsibilities of being a parent from a birth couple to an adoptive couple. The child becomes permanently and legally part of the adoptive family. It isn’t co-parenting.
Are There Different Adoption Plans?
As a pregnant woman or birth mom, you can choose the right family to raise your child. There are three basic adoption plans. The amount of contact you have with the adoptive family and your child determines your plan.
With an open adoption plan, the expectant or birth mother selects the family to raise her child. Open adoption means you and the potential adoptive couple exchange personal information like full names, addresses, and phone numbers. You have access to one another and can arrange to meet before your baby is born.
The majority of adoptions today are open.
If you like having contact with the family you choose but wish to remain private, select a semi-open plan. You and the potential adoptive couple only exchange first names. A third party, such as a lawyer or your adoption agency, handles all communication.
If you wish to remain completely anonymous, choose a closed plan. The adoption specialist selects the adoptive couple, and the courts seal the original birth certificate.
Is Adoption Right For You?
No one should ever force or manipulate you into placing your child for adoption. You have the right to understand how adoption could affect you and to receive support, including counseling during and after your pregnancy.
In many adoption cases, financial assistance for medical and living expenses is available for the birth mother, along with many other benefits. We can help you consider the facts about adoption as you decide if it is the right fit for your situation.
Start a conversation about adoption by giving us a call and scheduling a free, confidential appointment. We are not connected with any adoption agency and never profit from your decision.