The first thing to know about adoption is that a lot has changed and it may not be what you think it is. Today the adoption process empowers the birth parents with countless choices. A woman considering this option is able to choose the family, where they live, how many kids in the family, religious background, economic level-whatever is important to her. Family options are endless. There are an estimated 2 million families waiting each year to adopt. In most instances there is no cost to the birthmother.
If you are reading this chances are you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and are looking for information. Perhaps you are full of questions and simply need to know where to turn for answers and support. So many thoughts go into making parenting decisions. There's a lot to consider. If you aren't sure you are prepared to be a full-time parent, ask yourself if you've ever thought about providing parents for your baby.
Researching your options is a smart step to take. This is a choice that you need to think about carefully, but if you can't parent, no matter what the reason, adoption may be the right choice for you. The Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic would be glad to help you research this as an option for you. We are ready to have respectful, honest conversations….even when it's difficult.
We can connect you to valuable resources to learn more about adoption. Here are some of our favorites: