If you had a positive pregnancy test at Hopeline and confirmed it with a free limited obstetric ultrasound, it’s time to talk about your options. All three of your options (abortion, adoption, and parenting) are difficult choices to make, but we’re here to talk through it with you.
Questions to ask yourself about adoption
Making an adoption plan is a difficult decision, but it can be the best option for many women facing an unexpected pregnancy. Adoption can truly bring something beautiful and special out of a difficult situation. As you consider adoption, ask yourself these questions:
- Am I too young to parent?
- Do I want to finish school or continue my career?
- How do I truly feel about abortion?
- Do I have the support to raise this baby on my own?
- What do I know about adoption?
You Have The Power To Choose
Placing your child for adoption doesn’t change the fact that you are a parent. You are merely choosing another way to be a mother/father. You have complete control over the adoption process. You choose the couple you would like to be your child’s adoptive parents. By making a plan, you decide the environment they will be raised in and the type of experiences you want for them. The choice is completely yours.
Open vs. Closed Adoption
As the birth mother, you choose what type of contact you want to have with your child and their adoptive family in the future. Most adoptions today are considered “open adoptions.” With this adoption, you can have regular contact with your child as you come to an arrangement with the adoptive family.
Another option is a “closed adoption.” This process involves an adoption agency choosing a family for you. This option is best for a mother who does not want contact with the child or the adoptive family. You remain totally anonymous. It’s also important to note that with any credible adoption agency you work with, you pay nothing.
Please reach out to Hopeline PRC to schedule an appointment. We can talk about this option and whether it is right for you. If you would like to talk with an adoption specialist, we will be happy to give you referrals too.