Are You Considering Adoption?
It is important to understand your options. Making an adoption plan for your child is one of them. Today’s adoption process allows you to choose the plan that’s right for both you and your child.
What Is Adoption?
Adoption legally transfers the rights and responsibilities of parenting from a birth couple to an adoptive couple.
Individuals choose adoption for a variety of reasons. Maybe they’re not in a stable relationship, already have other children, or don’t feel prepared to be a parent.
Regardless of your reason, considering adoption means you’re thinking about your child first. It’s a brave, selfless, and difficult decision to make.
We want to give you as much information and support as possible because only you can decide if adoption is right for you and your child.
Choosing Your Adoption Specialist
First, you will want to find an adoption agency or specialists you can trust. We provide referrals to reputable agencies that will counsel you and offer the emotional and legal support you need.
The type of adoption plan you choose depends on the amount of communication you want to have with the adoptive family and your child after the adoption is final. There are three options.
An open adoption plan gives you the opportunity to be a part of your child’s future life. You choose the adoptive family to raise your child and work out how much contact you will have with them and your child.
A closed adoption plan may still allow you to select your child’s parents. However, you and the adoptive couple do not share any personal information. This option keeps your identity confidential.
A semi-open adoption plan is perfect for those who want some contact and updates on their child but may also want to remain anonymous. All communication between you and the adoptive family goes through a third party like your adoption agency.
How We Can Help
Consider making an adoption plan. Depending on your circumstances, it may be the perfect answer to a difficult situation. We can provide you with referrals and support.