Did you know that adoption is a choice that’s full of options?

When you think about adoption, it’s easy to think about movies where a child is left on a doorstep. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth!

Most adoptions today are open, which means that you get to choose the adoptive family and remain in communication if you desire.

If you don’t think parenting is an option and you don’t want to choose abortion, adoption can be a rewarding, selfless option that gives your child a future.

How Does Adoption Work?

Adoption is a process that centers around your hopes and goals. If you’re considering adoption, you will meet with an adoption agency and be paired with a coordinator to create an adoption plan.

An adoption plan is a document that outlines what you want to happen. While this document is unique to you, it comes in one of three forms:

  • Open adoption: As the name suggests, this is the most open option. This means that you get to choose the adoptive family and future you want for your child. Do you want your child to have siblings? Live in a big city or in the country? You get to decide. This type of plan also allows you to decide how often you want to communicate with the adoptive family and child and in what ways (on the phone, in person, etc).
  • Semi-open adoption: This plan is similar to open adoption, but all communication is mediated through a third party, like the adoption agency. For example, if you want to send a letter or email to the adoptive family, the adoption agency will send it for you. This lets you and the adoptive family keep your identifying information (address, phone number, etc.) confidential.
  • Closed adoption: This is the most restricted adoption option. With closed adoption, you won’t know anything about the adoptive family or child, and they won’t know anything about you.

How Can I Decide if Adoption Is Right for Me?

Adoption is a complex decision. While it’s a selfless choice that gives your child a future, it can also cause feelings of loss. 

This is why it’s critical to speak with an adoption counselor to ensure you fully understand how adoption works and what this option might look like.

While we don’t provide adoption services, we can refer you to a reputable adoption agency. You’re not alone in this. We’re here for you.

Contact us today to schedule a no-cost, confidential appointment.