Should I place my baby for adoption? Legacy Adoption Services provides guidance
Should I place my baby for adoption? If you are in the middle of an unplanned pregnancy, you may be asking yourself this question. It is one our Texas adoption agency frequently receives from expectant mothers.
Legacy Adoption Services is a neutral party for our expectant parents considering adoption. In fact, many pregnant couples come to us with questions about adoption, and then go on to parent their child themselves. We serve as an impartial party in their decision-making process, asking important questions and sharing information when we can, but never pressuring anyone to make a choice that isn’t fully their own.
Should I place my baby for adoption? Questions to ask yourself
When we are asked, “Should I place my baby for adoption?” we respond with our own series of questions. Here are some discussion points our Texas adoption agency presents to expectant parents considering adoption.
- What is your current living situation? It is important to assess how much you can provide right now. Children need a healthy and stable environment, affection, play, nutritious meals and a comfortable home. Can you envision consistently providing this type of lifestyle for your child?
- Where do you stand financially? If you are considering a Texas adoption, you may also be under financial stress. The average cost of a baby’s first year of life is $13,000, excluding labor and delivery. Do you have the financial means to care for yourself and a baby? Do you have a support network to help make this possible?
- What are your hopes for your child? You most likely already have hopes and dreams for your child. What do you imagine for your child’s family? Their community? Their education and travel? Sometimes these dreams help clarify a path forward for expectant parents.
Common fears about placing a child for adoption
There are some common concerns expectant mothers have while wondering, “Should I place my baby for adoption?” We can provide helpful information that often clears up common misconceptions.
Worrying about how your family will react to your decision, how your child will feel about you, if you can gain paternal consent and how difficult placing your baby will be are very normal. Our counselors walk you through these scenarios, helping you create a plan for each.
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, you are not alone. We are here to equip and encourage you, so that you can make the best possible decision for yourself and your child.
Contact us at (817) 784-7579 if you are wondering if Texas adoption is right for you.