When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, adoption can seem intimidating. Many people are unfamiliar with the adoption process, and the uncertainty makes many people dismiss adoption as an option. At Pregnancy Matters, we are here to discuss adoption as an option and refer you to our trusted community partners if you decide adoption is the right choice for you.
What many people don’t realize is no two adoption arrangements look the same. Depending on your desires for your adoption, you can tailor the plan to match your comfort level and that of the adoptive parents.
Open adoption allows for communication of varying forms between you, the child, and the adoptive family. There are different degrees of open adoption. Your arrangement could consist of regular visitation, phone or video calls, letters, or updates on the child.
This option works for those who are not in a position to raise a child but would still like to be involved in their lives.
Closed adoption does not allow for any communication between you and the adoptive family. In many cases, your name and contact information will not be shared with the child and adoptive family, and they should not seek to establish any contact with you.
This option can be best for those who feel like they need a fresh start or want to move forward from that point in their lives.
No matter which type of adoption is right for you, it is entirely valid.
If you are considering adoption, we can help answer your questions regarding if it might be the right choice for you. We can help offer clarity on the process and get you connected with an adoption agency that best suits you and your desires.
Contact Pregnancy matters today if you are interested in exploring adoption as an option for your unplanned pregnancy.