If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, one viable option is adoption. The adoption process has changed throughout the years and offers adoption plans that fit best with your lifestyle. For those interested in adoption, we can discuss the different types of adoption with you and connect you with an adoption agency in the community.
Many women who choose adoption do so because they do not want to have an abortion or do not believe in abortion and want to see their child grow and flourish in a healthy environment. Some other reasons for choosing adoption include:
There are many misconceptions about open adoptions. Many people believe that an open adoption mean that you have constant contact with the adoptive parents and your child or that you must be an active part in your child’s life. However, an open adoption refers to any adoption where there is general information and contact shared between the adoptive parents and the birth mother. This could include names of both parties involved, as well as addresses and phone numbers, and possibly email addresses.
If you choose an open adoption, your adoption can be as “open” as you would like. If you would prefer to get updates on how your child is doing through email or if you would like to visit your child once a month, these stipulations can be taken into consideration. An open adoption allows you to customize how much contact you would like to have with your child and their adoptive parents.
A closed adoption refers to the adoption process where very limited contact or general information is shared with the adoptive parents or the birth mother. While closed adoptions are not as common today, they are still an option for women who want their information kept private. In addition, in a closed adoption, the birth mother will not have any contact with the birth parents throughout the child’s life and will not be able to have any contact with the child until he or she is of legal age.
If you are interested in adoption, make your free and confidential appointment at Heart to Heart to discuss the best option for you.