Surprise. Panic. Fear. Disbelief. If you are faced with an unplanned pregnancy, these might be just some of the overwhelming emotions you are experiencing. After getting over the immediate shock, you will need to explore your options and decide what is right for you future. Here are a few of the questions to ask yourself when deciding if putting your baby up for adoption is right for you.
When is Adoption an Option?
From the first couple weeks of learning about your pregnancy to the very last month, it’s never too early or too late to choose adoption. Adoption is the gift of life for not only your unborn child, but also for a family that is desperate to have a child. While many people think they know what’s best, making a decision about unplanned pregnancy is ultimately your choice.
Why Choose an Agency?
The easiest way to navigate adoption is with an adoption professional. An adoption agency will provide pre-adoption education, help you find the perfect couple for your child, offer emotional support and even help finance some of your expenses. Because this is a life-changing occurrence, you’ll want someone that is on your side in the decision process.
Closed or Open Adoption?
An open adoption is when a birth family and adoptive family remain in contact after placement. This may include phone calls, e-mail correspondence, sharing photos and even visits. A closed adoption is when a birth family and adoptive family do not have contact before, during, or after the adoption process. All identities are confidential but there is opportunity for medical history and birth heritage to be disclosed.
Why ABC for Adoption?
ABC for Adoption specialists have assisted biological parents since 1994 and are there to assist you in your adoption journey. We help with expenses, prepare you for the adoption experience, and let you decide on an open or closed adoption. If you would like to learn more about our adoption process and support services, please give ABC for Adoption a call at our toll-free number, 1-888-44-ADOPT.