Thursday, December 09, 2010

Learning About Open Adoption

Your head may be spinning from your family and friends telling you what they think you should do. Parents tell you one thing. Friends tell you something else.

Adoption is a choice. It is like any other choice. It isn't the right choice for every woman but it may be right for you and your baby.

Whatever your reason for considering adoption today, you are not alone. And the good news is that women choosing adoption can play an active role in just about every step of the process. You can choose the parents for your child, receive counseling, create your own adoption plan, and meet the adoptive parents.

Here are some common reasons why women choose adoption:

  • Not ready to be a mom
  • Situations that prevent parenting,
    such as mental illness or jail sentence
  • No support from baby's father
  • Desire for a solid, two-parent family
  • Safety and stability
  • College plans
  • Opportunity for a solid future
  • Prior involvement with Child Protective Services
  • Cannot afford another child
  • Lifestyle
  • Rape

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