Knowing if adoption is the right choice for you and your child is a profoundly personal decision. It’s essential to take your time and understand what placing your child for adoption will mean. Our counselors will talk with you about your current situation and thoroughly explain the adoption process to help determine if it’s best for you.
Making An Adoption Plan
Adoption requires a great deal of trust from everyone involved. Choosing a reputable adoption agency like A Gift of Hope Adoptions is crucial to receiving care and respect. You will work closely with one of our adoption specialists to thoroughly explain the process.
There are three plans to consider: open, semi-open, or closed adoption. Choosing the best plan depends on the amount of contact you wish to have with your child’s adoptive family.
Choosing Your Family
As you move along in the adoption process, you’ll look at potential adoptive parent profiles. A profile will have photos of the couple and information about their careers, faith, hobbies, family, etc. Learn more about selecting the adoptive couple in “What Qualities To Look For In Adoptive Parents.”
You and the potential adoptive parents also fill out a Potential Contact Form. The two forms have similar questions about the amount of contact you want to have with each other. If your answers are similar, you may have found your match!
Is Adoption Right For You?
If you are weighing this option, consider your answers to these questions:
- What is your perception of adoption?
- Have you considered parenting?
- Can you provide a safe, loving environment for your child?
- Is there someone in your life you trust to watch your child while you work or go to school?
- Is having both a mother and father important for your child and you?
- Do you believe it is possible to find the perfect family to raise your child?
There are more questions to be answered and thoughts to be shared. You do not make a final decision until after your child is born. You are free to change your mind up until legal placement, which in Missouri is no sooner than 48 hours after giving birth.