Are you considering adoption for your unplanned pregnancy? We’re here to answer your questions and provide you with support. Adoption is a permanent, legal process that involves placing your child in the care of another family. There are several types of adoption and ways to customize the process to fit your unique situation. Below, you will find information about adoption, but if you have additional questions or want to talk through your options with someone, please feel free to contact us. We will set up an appointment for you to met one-on-one with one of our trusted staff members.
Is adoption right for me?
When thinking about your pregnancy options, you may ask yourself: “Is adoption right for me?” Just as you consider every option, you’re likely to have a lot of questions running through your mind. Before making a final decision, it’s important to find answers to these questions and address any concerns you may have about adoption.
Some of these concerns may include:
- I don’t think I’m ready to be a parent, but I don’t want an abortion.
- I can’t afford to raise a child.
- I’m worried about raising a child as a single parent.
- I want to provide my child with a better childhood than I had.
- I really want to focus on school/my career.
- I don’t think I’m emotionally or mentally capable of raising a child.
- I am not in the right relationship to raise a child right now.
- I want the best life for my child.
These are all valid reasons for choosing adoption, but it’s important that you take the time you need to make the best decision for your situation. No one should pressure you into choosing adoption or any other option for your pregnancy for that matter. You alone can make this decision. However, we are here to provide you support if you choose. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you.
Types of Adoption
The adoption process has changed significantly in the past several decades, allowing for more options and flexibility for both the birth mother and the adoptive parents. In today’s adoption process, there are several types to choose from.
Open adoption allows you to learn information about the adoptive family before the adoption is finalized. It also allows you to have contact with your child and his or her adoptive parents after birth. This is a great option if you believe you aren’t capable of raising a child yourself, but still want to be involved in your child’s life as they grow up.
Closed adoption puts your privacy at the forefront of the process. For this type of adoption, your information and the information of the adoptive parents are kept private. Once your child is born, you will not be able to have contact with him or her, as well as the adoptive parents. This is a good option for women who want to move past this part of their lives and want their identity and situation kept private.
It’s important to know that there is not a right or wrong choice when it comes to adoption. All that matters is what you want – which is what is best for you and your baby.
If you are considering adoption, Attleboro Women’s Health Center can discuss this option with you, as well as put you in contact with the necessary organizations to go through the process. Please feel free to reach out to us to schedule an appointment today.