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How Do I Know if Adoption is Right for Me?

If parenting or abortion are not options you would choose, there is a third option — you may want to consider adoption. The prospect of making an adoption plan for your baby may seem to be the most difficult choice, but it is also loving and brave. You are putting the security and well-being of your child first.


You as the birth mother have the right to make all the decisions when it comes to adoption. Will it be opened or closed? Will it be private or will you use an agency? You are in the driver’s seat when making an adoption plan. 

Reasons For Choosing Adoption

Here are some reasons women choose adoption:

  • They’re not ready or don’t want to be a mother.
  • Financial and emotional help is unavailable to raise a child.
  • Providing a healthy, safe, and stable environment for a baby isn’t possible.
  • Giving a child, opportunities they can’t provide.
  • Receiving financial support during the pregnancy (living expenses, medical bills, clothing, etc.).
  • They’re raising other children.
  • Wanting their child to be raised by two parents.
  • They don’t want to put their plans (education or career) on hold.
  • Creating something positive out of this unplanned pregnancy.

Types of Adoption

You may have as much contact with your baby as you and your adoptive family desire. When planning your child’s adoption, you can choose an open-adoption plan that allows ongoing visits with your child, or you can be updated about your child’s progress through letters and photos if you’d like.


Adoptive families respect your need to know that your child is loved and happy. If you prefer not to have any contact with your child or the adoptive family, a confidential, closed adoption plan is another option. In most states, adoption is at cost to you and an adoption agency will handle all legal details for you and the birthfather.

Still Deciding About Adoption?

We know how difficult this decision can be, and we are here for you. If you feel that you are not ready to be a parent, but abortion is not for you, you may find that adoption is a positive answer.

Schedule a free and confidential options consultation with our compassionate team today to talk in a safe place, with no pressure to choose any certain decision.