Considering Adoption?

Adoption is one of your pregnancy options when it comes to an unplanned pregnancy. Though it seems like a hard decision to make, adoption could be the best thing for your pregnancy.

Here is some information about the adoption option and what types of adoption plans you can choose from. These days, you, as the birth mom, have more control over what you want to do with your child and what kind of relationship you want to build.

Are You Ready for Adoption?

No one ever feels ready for adoption, but know you’re not alone. Many women have chosen this same route because of life’s circumstances. Maybe you’re struggling financially, and emotionally, or you know that you are not ready to parent. These are all reasons to think about adoption. No matter what, you will always be a mother. 

Adoption is a hard decision to make and the choice is ultimately yours. It’s a journey of sacrifice and love that could be best for your child’s future. 

Types of Adoption

Decide on an adoption plan that works best for you and your life. There are multiple options to choose from, giving you the chance to decide what kind of relationship you want with your child, if desired.

Open Adoption Plan

The most common type of adoption is open adoption. With this type of adoption, you have open communication with the adoptive family and exchange names, addresses, and phone numbers. You both work together to make visits with one another and your child. It’s up to both parties to build the type of relationship they would like.

Closed Adoption Plan

With a closed adoption, the adoptive family and birth mom remain anonymous. The child’s birth certificate and identifying information are sealed after everything is finalized with the adoption. Some women who choose this adoption plan feel they receive some sort of closure. If you are concerned for your child’s safety, this may be your best option.

Semi-open Adoption Plan

Lastly, there is semi-open adoption. With this plan, you have a mix of open and closed adoption. There is communication between you and your child and the adoptive family, but only through the adoption agency or specialist, you’ve chosen. 

The Adoptive Family

There is an extensive process that the adoptive family goes through to become eligible for the adoption process. Background checks, criminal checks, questionnaires, photos, and home studies are all done before being matched with a child.

Before this process, make sure to be specific about what type of family you’re looking for. If you are unsure, you can look through many different portfolios to get a better idea of what you want in an adoptive family. 

Where Do I Begin?

Find an adoption attorney or agency that has a good reputation to work with. Our team at Ridgeway Women’s Clinic is here to give you more information about your adoption option and how to move forward.

It’s important to note that no reputable adoption attorney or agency should charge you for their services.

At Ridgeway Women’s Clinic, we can help you learn about all of your pregnancy options. Talk to us today.