For many women, an abortion is physically and emotionally challenging. It is an experience they do not want to repeat. However, if you find yourself unexpectedly pregnant and don’t want an abortion, what are your choices? Perhaps placing your child for adoption is the answer. Take a closer look at how it could benefit both of you.
What is Adoption?
A legal adoption permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities from the biological parents to the adoptive parents. If, for whatever reason, the birth mother and father cannot parent their child, they can choose another family for them.
Isn’t it Just as Hard to Choose Adoption as Abortion?
Adoption is a difficult choice to make. Like abortion, you experience loss. But unlike abortion, you have the opportunity to continue a relationship.
A birth mother is always a part of her child’s story. You never lose the title of “mother.” When you place your child in an open or semi-open adoption, you have the opportunity to explain you chose adoption out of love for them.
Why Do Women Choose Adoption?
When a woman doesn’t want an abortion but realizes she is not in a position to parent a child, she can choose adoption. Here are a few reasons a woman chooses adoption instead of parenting:
- She has no physical, emotional, or financial support from her family or her partner
- She has other children she is already raising
- She is no longer in a relationship with the child’s birth father
- She does not know who the birth father is
- Her living situation is not safe for a child
- She feels she is too young or too old to parent
- She doesn’t wish to parent at this time
What Does it Cost Me?
Placing your child for adoption costs you nothing. When you work with a reputable adoption agency such as A Gift of Hope Adoptions, you receive comprehensive adoption counseling, prenatal and delivery medical care, and legal services.
In addition, Missouri allows assistance for many pregnancy-related expenses such as rent, food, transportation, maternity clothes, etc.
Who Raises My Child?
You choose the adoptive couple who will raise your child and the future you want for them. Do you want them to live on a farm or in the city? Should they be the oldest or have immediate siblings? What about hobbies, education, and religion?
You will find the perfect family that shares your hopes and dreams.
Where Do I Begin?
Start the adoption process by choosing an adoption agency that focuses on you. Begin by determining if adoption is the right direction for your unplanned pregnancy. A Gift of Hope Adoptions provides thorough adoption counseling to help you decide.
We never coerce or attempt to manipulate you.
Once you feel confident making an adoption plan is best, you can discuss the type of family you are looking for and the amount of communication you are comfortable with. A Gift of Hope Adoptions takes care of the rest.
Contact us and let us know what questions we can answer. Fill out our confidential online contact form or call us at 1-888-564-HOPE (4673).
This blog is for informational purposes only. This is not legal or medical advice. While we try our best to reflect current laws with accuracy at the time of writing, please note the laws can change over time.