If you’ve found yourself in an unplanned pregnancy, you’re most likely thinking about your options. Maybe you’ve had an abortion before and you’re reluctant to have another. Or, if you’re raising other children, adding one more just isn’t possible. No matter what circumstance you’re facing, making an adoption plan could be the answer.
The importance of adoption
Women from all walks of life choose adoption for their children. Out of love, these women know they’ll be giving them a better chance at life. Whether it’s a lack of maturity, finances, or parenting support, when a woman places her child for adoption, she can be secure in knowing she’s doing the very best for them.
It’s extremely important to choose a reputable adoption agency. A knowledgeable adoption specialist can carefully explain the process, provide emotional as well as physical support, and make the adoption transition as smooth as possible. An agency also has access to many families who are ready and waiting to adopt.
Choosing the adoptive family
As the birth mother, you choose the adoptive family best suited to raise your child. Potential adoptive families go through a variety of background checks. They’re also required to have a home study to make sure their home is safe and secure for a child. Plus, they provide photos and personal information to help a birth mother know them better.
The process after your baby’s birth
In Missouri, once you’ve chosen your adoptive family and given birth, you have at least 48-hours before you sign your consent to the adoption. After signing, your baby can be placed directly with their new family. This means they will not go into foster care.
There are some unusual situations where your baby may spend a few days with a foster family chosen by your adoption agency. For instance, the adoptive family you’ve chosen could be from out of state. If they can’t get to the hospital quickly, your baby may have to spend a short amount of time with their foster family until their adoptive family arrives. In most instances, however, your adoptive family is ready to bring their baby home once you’ve signed your consent.
Are you considering adoption for your child?
Contact us today. Whether you’re pregnant now or your child has been born, choosing to make an adoption plan is possible. We’re here to help you. If you’d like to explore the idea of adoption, give us a call. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and provide you with more information.
Only you know if adoption is right for you and your child, but we’re here to guide you through the decision-making process. We’ll also be happy to show you the wonderful families eagerly waiting to adopt your child. Don’t worry. There is a solution to your current situation and it just might be the adoption option.