Is adoption right for me?

In many cases, adoption is best for the birth mother or parents, the child, and the adoptive family. Choosing adoption is often a difficult decision for unexpectedly pregnant women, as it is a choice that is both loving and selfless in nature.

Adoption might be a good option for you for any of the following reasons:

  • You aren’t ready to parent but don’t want an abortion
  • You feel too young or not mature enough to parent
  • You don’t have an emotional support system
  • You can’t financially support a child

The peer counselors at Birthright can discuss some aspects of the adoption process with you. Many things have changed over the last several years. Adoption has a number of rumors and myths surrounding it.

Did you know?

  • As the birth mother, you will be able to choose the family who adopts your baby.
  • You also can choose to have a relationship with your child after adoption.
  • In many cases, birth mothers can receive financial assistance for baby-related expenses from the potential adoptive family.
  • By choosing adoption, you are providing a family with the child they’ve been waiting for!

Won’t my child hate me if I put him or her up for adoption?

No! In fact, 90 percent of adopted children over the age of five have positive feelings regarding their adoption. These kids are often waited for by their adoptive families for years, and they know that their adoption was the result of a difficult but meaningful decision.

If you’re interested in choosing adoption for your unexpected pregnancy, Birthright can help you better understand the process and what to expect. We invite you to come in and talk. Schedule an appointment with us today to discuss each of your options.