Choosing to “give up” a child for adoption can be a difficult decision. Whether you cannot afford to financially take care of a child or cannot take care of a child for any other reason, giving your baby to a loving stable family is a great option. Below are some helpful tips to keep in mind if you are pregnant and considering putting your child up for adoption.
You Can Pick Adoptive Parents Before the Baby Is Born
Did you know that you don’t have to wait until after the baby is born to find a loving adoptive family? There are a few ways to go about picking an adoptive family. The first, and one of the easiest ways, is to pick a family that you already know. This family can be related to you or not.
The second, more common, way to pick an adoptive family is to use a nationwide adoption facilitator. These facilitators work to connect expectant mothers with prospective adoptive families. Both pregnant women and adoptive families can use these services at any point to find the right family/baby for them.
You Can Decide Between an Open or Closed Adoption
In the world of adoptions, there are generally two types: open and closed. Closed adoptions are the most popular. In these cases, once the adoption is completed, the child is totally taken care of by the new family and has little to no contact with their birth parent.
In an open adoption, the rules are a little less strict. In these cases, the birth family is involved with the child even after he or she is adopted. There are often rules set up by both families to make sure this arrangement is pleasant for everyone involved.
Before choosing adoption, make sure to consider these two things very carefully. If you read this and still think adoption is the right option for you and your child, consider talking to an adoption facilitator to put the process in motion.