The thought of planning an adoption for your baby may initially feel unacceptable, but if you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, adoption may offer you a way to put off parenting while still giving a child the gift of life. Understanding adoption may be an important part of making sure you have taken a good look at all your options as you consider how best to deal with an unexpected pregnancy. Pregnancy Concerns offers a confidential place for you to explore quality information about this option.
How soon do I have to decide?
The decision to make an adoption plan can be made anytime during your pregnancy or after your baby is born. Peer-counsellors at Pregnancy Concerns can be there for you through the process of thinking about adoption so you can decide whether to parent or make an adoption plan.
If you choose adoption you can choose to be involved in selecting a family for your child. You may be able to place your child in the home of someone you know, or choose a family that has been screened by a government approved agency.
What an adoption plan looks like depends mostly on what the birth-parent wants. Adoption can be open, with ongoing contact between you and the adoptive family or a closed plan can be chosen to protect your identity.
Pregnancy Concerns peer-counsellors can explain how adoption has changed and help you take the first steps toward achieving your goals for both you and your baby, and help you find the adoption agency which will allow you to make the kind of plan you want.
I don’t know if I can handle this.
Placing a child in an adoptive family can be an emotionally difficult choice. You can expect to go back and forth on whether you are making the right decision, and if you choose adoption, you can expect to experience some symptoms of grief.
At Pregnancy Concerns, we recognize the importance of your emotional well being and will ensure that you are well supported. Peer-counsellors will help you through this grieving process so that you can move forward with confidence that you have made a choice that is good for you and your baby.