Everything a Birth Mother Should Know About the Adoption Process
Placing your child up for an adoption requires a lot of deep consideration. For women who are considering adoption, there can be a lot of information to learn at one time and it can seem confusing. So in order to break down the process, here is everything you need to know about placing your child up for adoption through an adoption agency.
The first step you must take is to decide if adoption is right for you and your child. Every woman’s situation is different, and only you will know what is right for your child, the father, yourself, and your family. When looking at this option, it is important to focus on the needs of your child. If you are worried about giving your child a stable home, know that 70.2% of people who adopt are married. Or if you are worried about going through the process alone, let it be known that many adoption counselors at various adoption agencies are available to help you with everything you need.
Step two: Choose the adoption plan
Depending on what you are looking for, there is an adoption plan that will meet your needs. Your counselor at your adoption center will ask you what you envision your ideal adoptive family to be, and they will work with you to ensure you get what you want. No matter if you want to see your child regularly, or if you choose not to see them after they are placed, the counselor will help you find a family that you love.
Step three: Choose your adoptive family
You are in complete control when you choose the adoptive family for your child. The options vary and include gay couples, single men and females, and married couples. You can even choose to place your child with a family member. In fact, 41% of adopted children are adopted by extended family members. No matter what you require, your adoption agency will be able to put you in contact with the family of your dreams.
Adoption can be a beautiful thing and it can result in positive experiences from both the adoptive family and the birth mother. Over 90% of all adopted children ages five and older have positive feelings about their adoption, so know that you will be making the best choice you can for your child.
If you have any questions about the process or are looking to get started, contact an adoption agency today.