Adoption

Many women find that adoption will provide the life they desire for their child. There are many different types of adoption available, and our client advocates can help answer any questions you may have about this process. We can also connect you with adoption agencies in the area. Family Life Services can help you learn more about this option.


What choice do I have?
There are many different options when it comes to adoption. As the birth mother, you can make as many or as few decisions as you want. To learn more, make an appointment to talk with someone about adoption.


Does adoption cost me anything?
No. It does not cost you anything to work with professionals to make an adoption plan.


Is adoption good for my baby?
Yes. Adoptive parents are carefully screened and interviewed by both you and the adoption agency. As the birth mother, you can choose a family for your child. And research shows that adopted children do very well in life emotionally, socially, and mentally. We have client advocates that have experience with all sides of adoption that you can speak with. Make an appointment to discuss your adoption options today.


Different types of adoption.
There are three major types of adoption. Here is a little information about each of them. Please keep in mind that some of the details will vary based on which adoption agency or attorney you choose to partner with. Make an appointment to discuss specific adoption agencies and options with one of our client advocates.


Open Adoption
You may have open communication with the adoptive parents of your child.


Semi-open Adoption
This involves limited sharing of information between the birth mother and adoptive parents through a third party, like the adoption agency.


Confidential/Closed Adoption
Little to no information about the birth mother and adoptive parents is shared, and is generally agreed upon before the child's birth.


Adoption vs. Abortion
Some women have said to us at Family Life Services, "I could never give my baby up for adoption. I'd abort before I would do that." But we urge you to consider that adoption can accomplish the same goals as abortion. Let's look at the similarities. With both adoption and abortion you can:

  • Pursue pre-pregnancy goals and plans
  • Avoid having to become a parent before you want to
  • Be free of the financial burdens of parenting
  • Avoid being pressured into a hasty marriage or bad relationship
  • Get back to life as usual

Family Life Services can help answer these questions for you by providing accurate, up to date information. Make an appointment today to speak with a client advocate about adoption.

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