Some women instantly feel called toward adoption, while others find it to be the right fit later. No matter your thoughts on this option, you deserve to be empowered with updated knowledge to make your decision.
What Is Adoption?
In recent years, adoption has been looked down upon with negative connotations. Many believed women were “giving up” a child. Although others thought it was wrong, she knew it was best.
The truth is redefining today’s adoptions. Women who choose adoption are powerful and brave and provide the unique gift of completing a family.
In the past, adoption had limited opportunities. Now an array of options are made to fit your story.
What Does Adoption Look Like Today?
Adoption offers various options, including open, semi-open, and closed adoption. Keep reading to learn more about each of these and what might be the best fit for you.
Open Adoption: This allows you to stay connected and communicate with the adoptive family and your child as you exchange identifying information. You can participate in birthdays, school events, and large and small milestones. You will not be responsible for being the child’s caretaker, but you still can be a big part of their life.
Semi-Open Adoption: This plan lets you stay in contact with the child but allows you the space you need. All communication goes through an adoption professional. This plan enables you to choose how much communication you wish to participate in while having as much or as limited contact as you need.
Closed Adoption: A closed plan allows you to remain anonymous. The courts legally seal all identifying records and documents.
Is There Only One Right Option?
All women and circumstances are different. You should never feel guilty about choosing one option over another.
You deserve to have peace in the decision you make that’s right for you. We can help answer your questions and provide the information you need to make the right choice for you.