When you’re faced with an unexpected pregnancy, it can feel like the world is coming apart at the seams around you, but there are plenty of people willing to help you through whatever decision that you make. And when it comes to deciding between the options that you have at your disposal, we highly encourage you to learn about the numerous adoption benefits.
When dealing with your pregnancy, if needed, a caseworker can help you to figure out the best situation and outcome for you and for your baby. Whether that means adoption or raising the child yourself, it’s important to consider what kind of life your child can expect to have and whether or not you’re ready to take on the responsibility yourself right now.
Let’s take a look at some of the adoption benefits you should consider when deciding your next steps.
Selecting a loving family to raise your child is one option to consider. While now may not be the best time for you to raise a child, finding a loving family to embrace both you and your baby is an option you can explore with your caseworker. Someone out there is trying desperately to find a child to call their own. Giving your child a chance at life with an approved and loving family is one of the most loving things you can do. Adoption is not only about choosing life for your child, it’s about choosing the best life for your child. What’s more positive than that?
Pregnancy can be a scary time, whether it’s planned or not, where your body goes through all kinds of changes and you’ve likely got more questions than you can count. During the adoption process, you’ll have a caseworker that works with you on a regular basis to make sure your questions are answered, your medical needs are met, and your living arrangement is taken care of. We all need support sometimes and that is never more true than when dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. Support can also extend to counseling and emotional support during this chapter in your life. No matter your needs, your caseworker will do everything in their power to make the process as easy and positive as possible.
Semi-open and open adoption
Just because you are not ready to raise a child right now doesn’t mean that you can’t see how your child grows up. Depending on your situation and preferences, an open adoption or semi-open adoption may be a great option so that you can see how your child grows up and stay in touch with the adoptive family during the child’s life. Adoption does not have to be a forever “goodbye”.
Open adoption is a form of adoption where the birth parents and the adoptive family have access to each other’s personal information and have an option of contact through various mediums.
Semi-open adoption is another form of adoption where birth parents and the adoptive family share non-identifying information with each other. Contact is typically handled through a third party like an adoption agency.
Of course, the type of contact that you’ll have with the adoptive family is completely up to you and the adoptive family and your caseworker will help you make the best decision for you and your situation.
At any one time, there are approximately one million people looking to adopt a child for many reasons. Whether it’s due to the inability to conceive or just the desire to grow their family, your child can be what fulfills their dream. Families can wait years to be matched with a birth mother and fulfill their dream. No matter how alone you may feel when you find out that you’re pregnant, you’re not and there is always a great family out there hoping, wishing, and praying for him or her.
Give your child the best life possible
A child needs a loving and nurturing home whether that is with the birth parents or an adoptive family. Not everyone is ready to care for a child and that is absolutely ok. The whole purpose behind adoption is to give a child as good of a situation as possible to grow up in. Every adoptive family is approved and goes through an investigation to assess their background, home, and ability to care for and raise a child. Adoption is a major responsibility and one that we do not take lightly. You can be assured that every approved family has satisfied the requirements necessary to adopt.
While there may be several options available when considering your next steps we really hope that you’ll consider adoption. Of the options, adoption will be a shared gift for you, the adoptive parents and the child. The decision to place your child for adoption is a decision to give your child their best possible life.
Whether you’re ready to start the process or just want to talk through your options (without pressure or judgement), our caseworkers are ready to help. Contact us today and let us help support you through this decision.