Adoption can be an excellent solution to an unplanned pregnancy. It is a welcome alternative to raising a child for a woman who feels unprepared to raise a child.
According to the National Committee for Adoption, there are 1.5 million American couples wanting to adopt children. Yet each year, while 1.6 million pregnancies are being terminated, only 50,000 new children are made available for adoption. For every couple that adopts, another 40 wait in line.
Could adoption may be an alternate option that is right for you? One thing is certain; adoption has made some changes in this generation. You are in the driver’s seat when you make an adoption plan. Today as the birth mother you are respected and empowered. She can choose the parents she wants for her child from resumes and interviews. The birth families and adoptive families can get to know each other and often become friends during the pregnancy. The degree of openness after the baby is born can be mutually agreed upon, and arranged.
Your unplanned pregnancy ends with a loving choice and life
You can feel positive and proud of your choice
You will have plenty of time to plan your future and your baby’s future
You can choose to hold, name and love your baby
You can choose to have continued contact with your baby
What if I change my mind about placing for adoption?
You do have a certain time period within the law that allows for you to change your mind after signing the adoption placement papers.
There is a lot of information about this loving and mature decision. The adoption process can be a little overwhelming, but there is help and support for you to consider all the options available to you.
You have the right to know all of your options and any other information that might affect your decision, and you owe it to yourself to fully understand each option so you can make an informed decision
The GHS Women’s Center is not an adoption agency and does not refer to adoption agencies.
This information is only intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.