Many women facing an unexpected pregnancy overlook the third option, adoption. This is because movies and television have misrepresented now adoption really works. It can be difficult to picture bringing a baby into the world and then placing that baby with another family.
You might have concerns like:
“What if that family didn’t take good care of my baby?”
“What if I live the rest of my life wondering what happened to my child?”
Those are normal questions, but they don’t necessarily mean adoption isn’t right for you. All they prove is that you already have maternal feelings for the baby inside you. It means that you are already becoming a loving mother, whether you will raise your child or entrust him or her to a loving adoptive family.
It is helpful to know that there are 3 common types of adoption: open, semi-open, and closed.
If you’re considering adoption, or just want to learn more about the adoption process to see if it’s right for you, please contact us so we can connect you with adoption help in your area. See resources below.