You can change your destiny
Often, fear keeps us from looking at life in a brand new way. We’re comfortable with familiar things. And even though life’s not ideal, we really don’t want to rock the boat. But an unexpected pregnancy does rock the boat. What does your future look like now?
Take a closer look at Adoption
Adoption is hard, but so is having an abortion or choosing to be a full-time parent. Hard doesn’t mean impossible. Once you’ve learned more about adoption, it won’t seem so mysterious. Ask yourself these questions to see if making an adoption plan could be in your future.
Questions To Consider
- Do you believe adoption means you’re giving up your baby to strangers?
- Do you have unfinished goals for your future?
- Are you currently financially and emotionally prepared to raise a child?
- How important is it for your child to live in a two-parent home?
- Do you think it’s possible to find an adoptive couple who will love your child and you?
These are hard questions to answer, but we’re ready to give some insight on each one.
Q: Is adoption just giving up your baby to strangers?
A: No. A woman never gives up her baby. She makes a plan for the future of her child. Adoptive families who apply for the opportunity to adopt are thoroughly reviewed. They have background checks, fill out questionnaires, provide financial statements, allow someone to come into their home to see if it’s suitable for a child, and so much more. The couple you choose will definitely not be strangers.
Q: What are your future goals?
A: Are you wanting to finish school or pursue a career? Perhaps you’re needing to get out of a difficult relationship or your partner left once you told them you were pregnant. Choosing to place your child for adoption lets you make those changes and choose your future.
Q: How are you doing financially and emotionally?
A: Only you know where you stand on both of these. Is there someone physically able to help you raise your child? Will they help you financially too? Raising a child isn’t about just making sure they have clothes on their backs and food in their tummies. Being a parent requires time and emotional strength.
Q: Is it important to you that your child be raised in a two-parent home?
A: When there are two people raising a child, the painful times are divided and the wondrous times are multiplied. Studies show that a two-parent home provides a better mental, physical, and emotional life for a child.
Q: Is there enough love for everyone?
A: If you choose an open adoption plan for your child, you’ll have the opportunity to love your child in a whole new way. Plus, you’ll experience the love the adoptive family has for your child and for you. No one can take away the fact that you’re a mother. You will always be a part of your child’s life story. Choose what’s best for both of you.
See How We Can Help You
There is so much more to know about adoption. We want to put you in touch with women who’ve been where you are and made the adoption choice. We can place you in support groups before, during, and after placement. Contact us. We’ll provide free information about the adoption process and referrals to adoption agencies that best meet your needs. In most cases, financial assistance for medical and living expenses is available for the birth mother, along with many other benefits.