Maybe you’re thinking about choosing adoption as your pregnancy option. Life can bring difficult circumstances and adoption gives you a second chance to build a stronger future. Adoption provides a place for your child to be raised in a safe and loving home.
You will always be a mother, no matter what. Know that there are multiple adoption options for you to choose from, so you can have the kind of relationship you want with your child.
Open adoption can take many forms, but it allows you to still be present to some degree in your child’s life. With open adoption, the birth mother chooses the adoptive family and they exchange all identifying information in order to keep in touch as often as they both agree.
It can give you the opportunity to have phone calls, send letters or emails and even spend physical time with your child. This is the most common type of adoption today, with nine out of ten adoptions remaining open.
You may consider a closed adoption if you don’t want future contact with your child. This option does not disclose information about the birth parents for the children or adoptive family. Once the adoption is finalized, there is no future communication between birth parents and adoptive parents or children.
Neither option is right or wrong, so you get to decide which one is best for you. Some women don’t feel like they can take on the responsibilities to parent but still want to know their baby and watch them grow. Others want to move on quickly after the adoption and close that chapter of their life.
There’s much to consider as you weigh these options.
No-cost Adoption Support
At First Step Women’s Center, we connect patients to local Springfield, IL adoption resources and services to ensure that you receive support throughout and after your pregnancy. At the same time, we do not have partnerships with any Illinois adoption programs or agencies – so we’re objective in our adoption information and guidance.
Talk to us today with any of your adoption questions, or to learn more about your pregnancy options.
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