Are you considering adoption, but don’t know much about it? We understand you may have reservations if this option is new to you. Adoption could be a fit for you if you’re thinking of the following:
- Abortion is not an option for you
- You’re not ready to be a parent
- Your lifestyle isn’t healthy for raising a child
- You desire a financially and emotionally stable environment for your child
- You desire a two-parent family who can devote themselves to your child
Is Adoption Hard?
Adoption is not easy, but it is so rewarding and full of joy. Choosing a future for your child is a big responsibility. Whenever something is as important as this, you want to plan it out. That’s why, as the birth mother, you decide on an adoption plan that’s right for you and your child. We are here for you along the way.
Types of Adoption Plans
1. Open Adoption
Open adoption is the most common type of adoption because not all, but many women want to know and are known by their child. With open adoption, you and the adoptive family exchange identifying information such as full names, addresses, and phone numbers. Both parties agree on the amount of communication and physical contact everyone is comfortable with.
2. Closed Adoption
Privacy is sometimes better for some women. If you desire to remain anonymous, you can choose a closed adoption. With a closed adoption, no contact is made with the adoptive family or your child. The original birth certificate is sealed and no identifying information is shared.
3. Semi-Open Adoption
If you want a mix of open and closed adoption, semi-open adoption is for you. You can know your child and the adoptive family while remaining anonymous. There is still contact with the family, but it’s handled through a third party such as the adoption agency or adoption specialist you choose. In most cases, the only identifying information that‘s shared are your first names.
Learn More Today
While the decision is ultimately up to you, our supportive team at Heart to Heart is here to listen to you. We can help educate you more about this option and connect you with the right resources.
Schedule a no-cost appointment today to learn more about adoption.