Sometimes the best option can be adoption. Motherhood doesn’t look the same for everyone. Life brings hardships and sometimes you’re not ready to raise a baby. Adoption is a great solution if you’re struggling with life circumstances or financial pressures. The process of adoption has drastically changed over the years and continues to get better. As the birth mom, you are in control! No one decides anything for you.
Our team at Palm Beach Women’s Clinic can help answer the questions you have about adoption today. Contact us to learn more.
The Different Types of Adoption
The most common type of adoption is open adoption. With open adoption, the birth mom decides where she places her baby. This could be with relatives, friends, or someone else she knows or selects. The birth mom decides what kind of contact she will have with her child and the adoptive parents. Adoption laws differ from state to state, but Florida is an open adoption state.
If you are at risk of having your children taken away by child protective services, open adoption allows you to still have a relationship with your children.
In a closed adoption, the birth mom and adoptive parents have little to no contact. There is also no sharing of identifying information (including names or contact information). The process is completely private. Closed adoption can give a woman a sense of closure if that’s what she’s seeking.
Picking A Family
Choosing an adoptive family is many times the most difficult part of the adoption journey. There are so many families ready to adopt. Families go through an extensive process to be approved. The process includes things like criminal and abuse background checks, home studies, and a questionnaire covering hobbies, religion, income, education, etc.
Is Adoption the Right Choice for Me?
Give yourself time to reflect on this option and learn more about the different types of adoption. Adoption has great benefits and gives you and your child hope for the future.
While we are not an adoption agency, we are happy to give you information about adoption and support you along the way.
Contact us today to speak with our compassionate staff about this option. We are here for you.