The different options within the option of adoption may surprise you. We know you probably have lots of questions, which is normal when deciding on such a major decision for your future. Today there are adoption plans that can keep you connected with your child if desired or not at all.
How Does Adoption Work?
In this day and age, you, as the birth mom, have control over the adoption process and what kind of relationship you would like with your child and their adoptive family.
Choosing a family for your child is often the most difficult part of the adoption process.
Before being considered as a potential adoptive family, every family goes through an in-depth screening process, which includes background checks, criminal checks, questionnaires, photos, and home studies.
Adoption Plans to Choose From
There are three adoption options to choose from, giving you the chance to decide what kind of relationship you want with your child, if any.
Open Adoption Plan
Open adoption is the most common type of adoption. With open adoption, you have open communication with the adoptive family and exchange names, addresses, and phone numbers. Each party works together to schedule visits with one another and your child. Both parties come together to build the type of relationship they would like.
Closed Adoption Plan
If you are looking for no contact with your child due to life’s circumstances, a closed adoption is for you. With closed adoption, the adoptive family and birth mother remain anonymous.
All identifying information of the child is sealed after everything is finalized with the adoption. If you are concerned for your child’s safety or are seeking some sort of closure, this option could be for you.
Semi-open Adoption Plan
Lastly, there is semi-open adoption. Semi-open adoption is a mix of open and closed adoption. All communication between you and your child as well as the adoptive family is done through an adoption agency or specialist of your choosing.
Is Adoption the Option for Me?
Still not sure if adoption is for you? You’re not the only woman who has felt unsure about your pregnancy decision. If you’re struggling financially or emotionally and know you are not ready to parent, consider adoption. You will always be a mother no matter what option you choose.
Schedule an appointment today to talk more about this option and if it’s a good fit for you.