If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, what to do next can be an almost impossible decision to make. If you know that you can’t raise a child at this point in your life, you might be researching adoption.
Ultimately, you are the only one who can make the best choice for you and your baby. If choosing adoption seems like the right answer, know that there are many resources available to you for a successful adoption process. Whether you’re sure you want to pursue the adoption process or you’re still considering why to choose adoption, our adoption specialists can help you. Adoption Choices of Florida professionals are always available to discuss your situation for free and with absolutely no obligation for you to choose adoption unless you’re sure it’s right for you. Please don’t hesitate to call us today with your questions at (800) 985-8108.
What are some reasons for choosing adoption?
1. You want to give your child a chance at a happy life.
This is perhaps one of the most common reasons for adoption. Adoption gives a pregnant woman’s child the chance to grow up with a loving, supportive family and have all of the opportunities she wants them to have.
2. You want to fulfill someone else’s dream of becoming a parent.
When a woman knows that she can’t parent her own child, she may choose to give that priceless gift to someone who desperately dreams of becoming a parent. There are many hopeful parents waiting for a prospective birth mother to choose them, and you can view some of them here. As difficult a decision as it may be, you may choose to change someone’s life forever by letting them raise your baby.
3. You want to feel like you’ve done the right thing.
While there is no “right” decision when it comes to your unplanned pregnancy, you may believe that making the sacrifice to carry your baby to term and place them with another family will provide you a sense of purpose during this confusing time in your life. This may be a way to feel positive about your unplanned pregnancy, giving you a sense of fulfillment and pride. Remember, however, the only “right” unplanned pregnancy option is the one that is right for you.
4. You may worry that you will regret an abortion decision.
Generally, if you have reservations about choosing abortion, it may not be the right choice for you. It’s understandable to need time before you can make this momentous decision, but if you think you may eventually regret choosing abortion over adoption, that may be a big enough reason for you to decide on adoption instead.
5. You have religious beliefs against abortion.
If you don’t believe that abortion is morally or ethically allowable, you’ll probably want to choose adoption for your child instead. We respect however you come to the decision of adoption, and we’ll support you throughout this emotionally difficult process.
6. Adoption gives answers to a birth mother’s “what ifs.”
When a pregnant woman chooses adoption, she may have question years later about who her child may have grown up to be, what they would have looked like and more. She has the answers to those questions with open adoption, through which she can see her child grow up and know who they end up being.
7. Adoption costs nothing to prospective birth mothers.
Another reason that pregnant women choose adoption is because it’s the unplanned pregnancy option that’s completely free. We ensure financial stability, health care, housing, transportation, and counseling is taken care of. Read more:
8. Prospective birth mothers can get financial help during their pregnancy and adoption process.
For women who have fallen on hard financial times during their pregnancy, we can also provide additional financial assistance during the time they are pregnant. Depending on your situation, you may receive living expenses for things like rent, groceries, gas and more if you choose adoption.
9. You can choose adoption at any point in your pregnancy.
Deciding which unplanned pregnancy option is best for you and your baby can be a difficult decision to make, so you don’t want to rush into one before you’re sure it’s right for you. An adoption can be a decision you make at any time in your pregnancy. If you think you need more time to decide whether to parent your child, you might want to consider adoption, as you can place your baby for adoption even after they’re born.
10. You can have continued contact with your baby through open adoption.
It may reassure you to know that when you choose to place your child for adoption, you will be able to see them grow up happy and healthy — and even be able to have a relationship with them. Many birth mothers have a special relationship with their baby’s adoptive parents and their baby, and it’s immensely helpful for the emotional healing process after adoption.
11. Adoption does not become permanent until signing the legal documents after the baby’s birth, so there is time to consider options.
When you decide on adoption, you will always have the chance to change your mind throughout the process, up until you sign your legal consent after your baby’s birth. If you change your mind, that’s always okay.
12. Adoption allows mothers to meet, hold and get to know their babies.
You may already feel an emotional connection to your baby, and adoption can be a wrenching decision to make. If you want to make your decision based on how you feel, think about this: When you place your child for adoption, you can meet the baby you give birth to, spend as much time as you’d like in the hospital with them and get to know who they are in anticipation of who they will become.
13. Adoption can be kept confidential if a woman does not want certain people in her life to know.
It’s important to know that you can also have a confidential adoption and/or closed adoption. If necessary, our adoption specialists can help provide the resources needed to help you keep your adoption confidential. Whatever your preferences are for informing others of your pregnancy, our specialists can help. In turn, we also support a closed adoption where you will have no contact with the adoptive parents or your child after she is born.
14. Adoption is still possible if you have a complicated relationship with your baby’s father.
Even with an unsupportive birth father, adoption may still be a possibility. We encourage you to call an adoption specialist at (800) 985-8108 to discuss your individual situation and options in more detail.
15. If you’re under 18, you may be able to place a child for adoption without parental consent.
When you give birth to your baby, you can usually place them for adoption without your parents’ consent, even if they want you to keep and parent their grandchild. State laws do vary, so talk to an adoption specialist to learn more about your rights as a teenage birth mother.
16. Adoption allows you to experience pregnancy.
When you choose adoption, you will experience all the highs and lows of pregnancy. For some women, this is an experience they desire to have, especially if they have concerns about their ability to get pregnant again after this pregnancy.
17. When you inquire about adoption, you get accurate, objective information.
When you contact an adoption professional like Adoption Choices of Florida, we will provide objective information so you can make an educated decision about what’s best for you, not a decision that’s solely based on your emotions.
18. Choosing adoption gives you 24/7 support through your emotional journey.
Adoption is an emotional process, but only with us, can you get access to trained counselors 24 hours a day. We will make sure you receive the counseling you need as you decide whether adoption is right for you, during the adoption process and even after the adoption is complete — completely for free. You can access this professional counseling 24/7 by calling (800) 985-8108.
19. You are in charge of the adoption process every step of the way.
When you choose to place your child for adoption, you will always be the one with the final say when it comes to different aspects of your adoption process. This includes choosing an adoptive family for your baby, deciding what kind of contact you want with them, determining what your hospital stay will be like and more. Many prospective birth mothers enjoy the freedom of choice that adoption offers.
20. You can start the adoption process right away.
No matter where you are in your pregnancy, if you contact Adoption Choices of Florida, an adoption specialist will help you start the process as soon as you call. They will take your information, start sending you adoptive family profiles and help you move forward with the process as soon as possible (you always have the chance to change your mind about your decision).
We know that making a decision for your unplanned pregnancy can be difficult, which is why we are happy to offer you the objective, no-obligation information to help you make the right decision for you. Your reasons for adoption will be determined by your own situation. Whatever decision you make, we can provide you the resources you need to be successful.
To talk to one of our adoption specialists today for free, please call us anytime at (800) 985-8108