If you don’t feel that you can parent right now, but also don’t feel that abortion is right for you, then adoption may be the best option.
The good news is that adoption has changed drastically in the last several years, and for the better.
Because of these changes the adoption community is now filled with loving and supportive people, including those who were adopted themselves at a young age and are now choosing to adopt as parents, hoping to give a mom and her child the same love they were given.
But most importantly these changes have focused on empowering you as a woman facing an unplanned or challenging pregnancy.
The adoption process now recognizes that it’s your right to choose the adoptive family that you want to parent your child, what kind of contact you maintain and what your involvement will be as the child grows.
And adoptive families are put through an intensive screening process by child service professionals, making sure that they are completely equipped and qualified to raise a child. That even includes their home being inspected for safety.
All that work from an adoptive family means that any family you give the privilege to parent your child has made the future of your child a top priority.
Also, many adoptive families understand that this is a journey they travel with you, making themselves available for whatever contact you feel comfortable with.
The adoption agency you work with will also oftentimes help you find the best prenatal care available to you, provide overall assistance and even sometimes housing depending on your situation.
Just as important they can connect you with valuable counseling and support.
And thanks to the empowerment of the birth mom’s voice in adoption there are several national support groups, with women across the country, who have walked through the adoption process and share their journey with young women who are considering or have placed their child for adoption.
Adoption is never an easy decision, but it can sometimes be the best option for you and your child.
If you are thinking about adoption then please contact us at Options Clinic; we can help answer any questions you have and connect you with the best adoption organization to best fit your decision and journey.