The Adoption Option
A woman chooses adoption for a number of reasons: she may have life and career goals she wants to pursue, unsure about her relationship with the father of the baby, or she may believe that the best place for a child belongs is in a stable, loving, two-parent home. Whatever the reason, it is a courageous and beautiful choice.
Adoption today may not be what you think. Openness has changed adoption. Open adoption involves an ongoing, dynamic relationship between you, the adoptive parents, and your child. A woman considering adoption is able to develop a loving plan for her child, choose the family based on where they live, religious background, economic level-whatever is important to her.
Adoption can be a healthy and positive compromise between abortion and parenting. It is a quality-of-life decision for you and your child.
Open Adoption allows you to:
- Pursue your life goals and plans
- Live independently
- Parent when you are ready
- Avoid the financial responsibility of parenting
- Freedom to choose if you want a long-term relationship with the baby’s father
- Develop an ongoing relationship with your child
Every woman's situation is different, and only you can decide what is best in your case. If you are trying to decide if adoption is the right option for you, you may find it helpful to meet with our adoption specialist.