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What About Making an Adoption Plan?

No option is more misunderstood than adoption. Today, the adoption process is more focused on the needs of the expectant woman or birth mother. Adoption coordinators understand that a woman needs full disclosure and thorough counseling to be satisfied with the process. 

Placing a child for adoption is one of the hardest and most loving decisions a woman will ever make. Don’t discount this option until you have learned more about it.

What is Adoption?

Adoption is the legal transfer of the rights and responsibilities of raising a child from the birth parents to adoptive parents. It is not co-parenting. It is a permanent plan for you, your child, and the adoptive family.

Why Would I Choose Adoption?

There are many reasons why women choose adoption. Perhaps they don’t feel financially able to raise a child, or it’s not the right time to parent. Some women choose adoption because they are already caring for others and lack the resources to handle another child.

Did You Know You Make All the Decisions?

As an expectant woman or birth mother, you can craft an adoption plan that is best for you. 

You Choose the Potential Adoptive Parents

You can select the couple who will raise your child and, as a result, direct their future. Many couples are hoping to adopt throughout the country, and some sources say as many as 36 couples are waiting for every infant placed for adoption.

Would you like your child to grow up on a farm or live in the big city? Do you want them to be the oldest or have immediate siblings? By selecting their adoptive family, you shape the direction of their life.

You Choose the Adoption Plan

If you want to continue contact with your child and their adoptive family, choose an open or semi-open plan. In Colorado, you and the parents can draft a post-adoption contact agreement stating how and when you want contact.

Select a closed adoption plan if you would like to remain anonymous.

You Can Receive Pregnancy-Related Assistance

Although it costs you nothing to place your child for adoption, a woman working with a reputable adoption coordinator can receive pregnancy-related assistance.

An agency pays for your prenatal medical costs, childbirth, and post-delivery counseling. You might also receive help with food, rent, clothing, and transportation. All of your legal fees are covered as well.

Would You Like to Learn More?

Our center can offer referrals to local adoption coordinators. We are not directly affiliated with any agencies and, therefore do not profit from your choice. Only you can determine the right course of action for you and your child.

Request an appointment at Alpha Center to discuss adoption and your other options.