I am considering adoption, but I have some questions
What is adoption?
Adoption is the loving act of biological parents (birth parents) who choose a family to nurture and care for their child. It is a bond created through the love that birth parents and adoptive parents share for their child. Adoption is not selfish or irresponsible. Rather, it involves birth parents and adoptive parents working together to make a plan that is in the best interest of a child. It is not foster care. Instead, adoptions provides your child with parents who are better able to emotionally and financially support a child.
What can adoption offer me?
- The choice of an adoptive family.
- A flexible plan which you control.
- Meeting(s) with the adoptive family.
- An exchange of information through the years.
- Assistance with pregnancy-related necessities.
- Access to an experienced legal department.
- Housing assistance.
- Excellent medical providers.
- Educational and career planning.
- Emotional support throughout your pregnancy and beyond.
What can adoption offer my child?
- A mother and a father.
- The love and security of adoptive parents who are emotionally and financially ready to parent.
- The kind of home and family life that you want for your child.
- The opportunity to fulfill the dreams you have for your child, dreams that take time, money, and commitment.
When I think of the baby I placed for adoption, how might I feel?
You will feel lots of things: love for your child, sadness of saying goodbye, peace that comes with knowing you made the right decision for you and your child. Though the grief felt when saying goodbye to your child is very real, strength and comfort come through the knowledge that you have given your child a lifetime of wonderful opportunities.
How do I know I won't regret my decision to place my baby for adoption?
Placing your baby for adoption is a tough decision, probably the toughest decision you'll ever have to make. And there are no guarantees that with this decision, or any major life decision, there will be no regrets. What is the most important is that you not lose sight of what is best for you and your baby, now and in the future.
Please note that the Family Life Center is not an adoption agency.