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Is adoption right for you

Placing a child for adoption can be a difficult decision, but it’s an important one that will impact you and your child’s lives forever. No matter what anyone tells you, adoption is a personal choice that only you can make.

is adoption right for me 1Expectant mothers contact the Adoption Center for Family Building for a variety of reasons. A single mother may feel she can’t support another child or wants her baby to be raised by two parents. An unmarried couple may feel the timing isn’t right to start a family. A pregnant teen without adequate education and job skills worries about the risk of poverty for her child and herself.

Regardless of what your situation looks like, we can help you explore your options and make a plan for you and your baby’s future. Your decision will depend on many factors including where you are in your life right now, what your goals are for yourself, what you wish for your child, and whether you have the financial resources and support to parent this child.

As you think about adoption, it might be helpful to consider the following questions:

  1. Can I provide for my child’s financial, emotional, and physical needs?
  2. Will parenting this child deprive my other children of necessities?
  3. Could I handle a child and job and/or school at the same time?
  4. How does my family feel about this pregnancy and will they support my decision?
  5. What are my hopes and dreams for my future? 

It’s normal to experience a range of feelings before, during, and after your adoption – even if you know it’s the right choice. Placing a baby for adoption involves a loss and a sense of sorrow. In order to ensure that your experience is a positive one, you will have an experienced counselor supporting you throughout the adoption process. In the end -- if you choose adoption -- knowing that your child is part of a stable, secure and loving family will give you peace of mind.

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