Adoption is a very difficult decision to make, but many find that this option provides the life that they want for their child. Adoption doesn’t necessarily mean that you cannot be a part of your child’s life. Many adoptions today allow you to do just that. However, if you feel that raising a child is something you are not ready for, adoption can provide you with peace of knowing your child has the love, resources and care that he or she will need to be successful and happy. While adoption can be a scary prospect, our staff at Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices can help guide you through it.
First, it is important to determine why you believe adoption is a viable choice for you and your child. Perhaps you aren’t ready to be a parent, but also know you don’t want an abortion. Maybe you and the child’s father do not have a stable relationship, and you want your child to grow up with a pair of involved parents. It’s also possible that you might not have the financial stability to support a child. Whatever the reason, your concerns are justified.
There are three types of adoptions: open, semi-open and closed adoption. An open adoption allows you to have regular contact with your child and his or her adoptive parents. You will have the opportunity to choose the family and have an open conversation with them before making your selection. In a semi-open adoption, there is limited contact between the birth parents and adoptive parents usually done through a third party, such as an adoption agency. In a closed adoption, you will have limited or no contact with the adoptive parents and will not have contact with your child. Whatever you choose, only you know what is right for you and your child.
Regardless of the reason you are thinking about adoption, or the method of adoption you’d like to pursue, you can find the information you need from the professionals and volunteers at Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices. We are here to answer your questions and address any concerns you might have about the adoption process. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.