Could adoption be right for me?

Adoption can be a difficult decision, one that many women feel would be impossible to make. The truth is that, no matter what choice you make, it will be hard. However, adoption does allow for something selfless and beautiful to come from a complicated and difficult situation.

Why adoption?

Depending on the financial or emotional circumstances surrounding your unexpected pregnancy, adoption might be the best decision for you. This could be for any of the following reasons:

  • You feel like you are too young to be a parent
  • You don’t want to parent, but don’t want to have an abortion
  • You lack an emotional support system
  • You don’t know how you would financially support a child
  • You’re focused on school or your career

How does adoption work?

As the birthmother, you are in control of every step of the adoption process. From choosing the adoptive family for your baby, to deciding how involved – if at all – you want to be in the life of your child, you make each of the decisions throughout this process.

Would adoption be good for my child?

Many women in this position fear that choosing adoption would cause their child to hate them, but that could not be further from the truth. 90 percent of adopted children over the age of 5 have positive feelings about their adoption. 

Adoption, while a difficult decision, is not one you have to make alone. The staff at New Hope Center is here to provide adoption agency referrals and walk alongside you through your journey, no matter which option you choose.

If you’re unexpectedly pregnant and considering your options, schedule an appointment with New Hope Center today.

Sources:

https://www.americanadoptions.com/pregnant/this_is_your_choice
https://www.americanadoptions.com/pregnant/adoption_stats

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