If you are considering adoption for your unintended pregnancy, we are here to help you navigate that process. Adoption is a permanent legal process that places your child in the care of another family. This can be a way to turn your unplanned pregnancy into an opportunity for a capable family to add a child to a loving home.
Adoption may be right for you if:
- You are still in school or are focused on your career
- You are not in a financial position to raise a child
- You are not in a safe or stable situation to raise a child
- The father does not want to be involved and you are worried about being a single parent
- You want your child to be given better opportunities that you cannot currently provide
There are ways that you can customize your plan to best fit your desires when it comes to the kind of contact you want with your child after the adoption is final and the involvement of the adoptive parents in your pregnancy.
Types of Adoption
In recent decades, the adoption landscape has undergone significant changes. You now have more control, flexibility, and opportunities available to you. There are multiple options to choose from.
In an open adoption, you can learn information about the adoptive family before the process is completed. You can maintain contact with your child after he or she is born. This is a good option to consider if you are not in a viable situation to raise a child but would still like to see how your child is growing up.
When choosing a closed adoption, you will keep your information completely private. All communication with the adoptive parents will occur through a third-party representative, like a lawyer. Additionally, you will not have any contact with your child until he or she is legally an adult.
A semi-open adoption is a blended version of an open and closed adoption. Communication with the adoptive parents is restricted but still exists to an extent. While you can have some contact with your child after birth, it will be on a very limited basis.
Want to learn more?
If you are interested in learning more about adoption, First Care Clinic is here to provide you with information and to connect you with other organizations can help you move forward in the process for you and your child. Please reach out to us and schedule an appointment to discuss your options today