What Do You Think About Adoption?
There’s a lot of misinformation about adoption today. Women don’t realize they have complete control over the process.
You choose the family to raise your child and you begin building a relationship even before your child is born.
What Is Adoption?
Adoption is the permanent and legal transfer of all parental rights from birth parents or legal guardians to adoptive parents. It is not co-parenting. You’re creating a lifelong relationship between your child and the adoptive parents you choose.
Are There Different Adoption Plans?
There are three different plans. The plan you select depends on the amount of contact you would like to have with your child and their adoptive family after placement.
The majority of adoptions today are open. The adoption specialist you work with shows you portfolios of potential adoptive couples based on your interests. Do you want your child to have siblings? Are you hoping they go to college? There is a loving couple out there who want the same for your child as you do.
With open adoption, you exchange full names, addresses, phone numbers, and more with the selected adoptive couple. You even have the opportunity to meet them before giving birth.
If remaining completely anonymous is important to you, choose a closed adoption. You will not select the adoptive couple with this plan, and there is no exchange of information.
The courts seal the adoption records, and your identity is kept private.
This adoption plan allows you to choose the adoptive couple and remain anonymous. You exchange first names, but your adoption specialist handles the correspondence between the two parties.
Your identity stays private, but you can communicate with your child and their family. You can always move to an open adoption once you become comfortable.
Let’s Discuss This Option
With an open adoption plan, you can have peace knowing your child is loved and cared for by the couple you’ve chosen. We can help you understand the adoption process and provide referrals to reputable agencies in our area.
Contact us to talk more about this wonderful option.