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Can I Still Choose Adoption if I Have Already Given Birth?

If you’ve already given birth but are now wondering if adoption is the better choice for you and your baby, it’s not too late to change your mind. You have the right to make an adoption plan, even if you’ve already given birth.

What Kind of Adoption Plans Are Available?

The first thing to know is that modern culture now allows you several options to choose from when you are considering adoption. 

The three types of modern adoption that are available to you to choose from are:

  • Open adoption: You choose the family you want to adopt your baby and keep in contact with them. In an open adoption, you decide with the adoptive family how involved you want to be in the baby’s life, allowing you to be a part of their childhood and see them grow.
  • Semi-open adoption: You can still have contact with the baby, but a professional adoption agency helps manage communication between you, the baby, and the adoptive family, keeping your identifying information (like email, phone number, address, etc.) confidential.
    • Closed adoption: You won’t have contact with the baby, and all parties’ identities are kept confidential. The court keeps adoption records sealed.

    Regardless of what type of adoption you decide to pursue, know that as the birth mom, you have the right to pick the plan that is best for you and your baby.

    Finding Support

    Wanting to make the best decision for your child’s future is a powerful act of love. 

    Remember that you have time to consider the options and make the best decision for you and your baby; no one has the right to choose for you.

    The staff at Chester County Connect Care are here to help you. Our team will take the time to listen to all your thoughts and concerns about parenting and adoption and also walk you through all the available options.

    Contact us today to schedule your free and confidential appointment and get the answers you need about adoption to make the best decision for you and your child’s future.

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