If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and aren’t ready to become a parent, adoption may be a viable option for you. Some people hear the word “adoption” and immediately think “I could never do that!”. If you are one of these people, read on first before you jump to that conclusion. Get all the information, then decide whether or not it may be for you.
Why consider adoption?
Adoption is a loving option for women and men who find themselves pregnant, yet not ready to become parents. By making an adoption plan, you are able to take control of your situation.
How can I carry my baby for 9 months and then give it away?
Consider this instead: Adoption is not “giving up: your child – it’s “giving to” your child the chance of life. You would be giving your baby, as well as another family, a beautiful gift.
How do I know my baby will have a good life?
As the birth mother, you have a lot of rights and choices. You can choose the family you want to place your baby with based on the criteria that is most important to you – where they live, their likes and interests, whether or not they have other children.
All adoptive couples are closely screened and evaluated before being allowed to adopt to ensure they will make great parents. There are hundreds of approved families waiting to provide a good and safe home for your baby.
Can I see my baby again?
Yes, it is your right to choose between an Open, Semi-Open or Confidential Adoption. That will determine how much contact you can have with your baby and their adoptive family.
Interested in learning more? Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center can connect you with a local adoption agency to answer the questions you may have.