Placing a baby for adoption can feel like an impossible option. Why would you want to be pregnant 9 months and then your baby up to another couple?
Taking a closer look at the adoptive placement process will empower your ability to choose.
You can pursue your life goals.
You will not have to become a parent before you are ready.
You will have the freedom to decide if you want a long-term relationship with the baby’s father, assuming the father isn’t interested in raising a family at the current time.
You can choose the family with whom to place your child
With adoption you can change your mind; abortion is final.
The adoptive process can be open, semi-open or closed.
In an open adoption, the biological mother (and father, if present) meet with the adoptive family and have input into the placement process. Families can exchange information, family updates and even maintain lasting contact if the families agree on that arrangement.
In a semi-open adoption, the families can maintain contact, but without the personal information included. In these instances, interactions between families are usually mediated by a third party, such as an adoption agency.
In a closed adoption (also called “secret” or “confidential”), all information about the birth parents are concealed from the adoptive family and the adopted child.
You make that choice. If you’re interested in the placement of your baby, we can help you with referrals to certified professional agencies.
Each year more than 50,000 American women lovingly place their baby in an adoptive home. This decision is often made by women who first thought abortion was their only way out. Adoption can be a loving choice for birth mother, baby and adoptive family.
Contact us to discuss your options. 530.272.6800
LivingWell Medical Clinic is not an placement agency and does not directly participate in the facilitation of adoption.