A lot has changed about adoption in recent years. You may have heard harmful sayings like “giving up a baby.” This couldn’t be further from the truth. Adoption can be a loving and joyful option for women looking to place their child in a stable, supportive home. This option may be a good fit for you if you want peace of mind knowing that your child is safe, protected, and can live a successful life.

That’s not to say that adoption is easy for the woman. You may ask yourself how you could ever place your child with another family. It’s a hard choice, but luckily there are various plans available that you can choose from.

What Adoption Plans Can I Choose From?

These plans allow you to choose your level of contact and have complete control over the process, including choosing the adoptive parents:

  • Open adoption: With open adoption, you can have regular contact with the child and adoptive family through letters, phone calls, or regular visits. You have control over the adoption process and get to establish the relationship you would like to have.
  • Semi-open adoption: Also known as mediated adoption, semi-open adoption allows you to have contact with the adoptive family, but all communication occurs through a third party like the adoption agency or an attorney.
  • Closed adoption: A closed adoption is for women who desire complete privacy during and after adoption. You do not have contact with the adoptive family; all identifying records are kept confidential. This is a good way to ensure your anonymity.

Is Adoption Right For Me?

You’ll want to consider whether adoption is the best option for you. Think about your goals in life and how placing a child with another family might affect you. Ask yourself what support system you have. Are there family members or friends who can help you during this journey?

There are various resources available to those interested in adoption, including referrals for material and financial assistance. Sav-A-Life would be happy to provide you with referrals and information about the adoption process, as well as counsel you about your pregnancy options.