Adoption can be a very difficult decision; there is no doubt about that. With that said, many people find that adoption allows for them to provide the type of life they want for their child, particularly if they themselves are unable to provide that type of upbringing. In addition, choosing adoption does not necessarily mean that you will never get to interact with the child again. Some modern adoptions allow for you to play an active role in the child’s life, even if someone else is the one raising him or her.
Should you feel that having and raising a child is something you aren’t prepared for, adoption can provide you with peace of mind knowing that your child is loved and supported, and that they have the resources and attention they need to be successful. While that does not necessarily take the anxiety out of the situation, it is important to keep in mind.
Before reaching a conclusion, however, it is important to discuss why you believe adoption is the right choice for you and your child. Perhaps it is because you don’t feel prepared to be an effective parent, but you also know you don’t want an abortion. Maybe the child’s father is not involved in your pregnancy. Whatever your reason, those concerns are justified.
There are three primary types of adoption: open, semi-open, and closed. An open adoption allows for regular contact between you and the child and the child’s adoptive parents. In an open adoption, you have the opportunity to meet and select the family that will ultimately adopt your child.
In a semi-open adoption, there is limited contact between you and the adoptive parents, with this contact typically being facilitated by a third-party, usually an adoption agency. In a closed adoption, there is no contact between yourself and the child, though there may be some limited contact with the adoptive parents.
If you recently became pregnant and are thinking about adoption, please contact us today to schedule an appointment. We will be happy to discuss the various types of adoption and help you learn more so you can make an informed decision.