Is Adoption Giving My Baby Away?

Is Adoption Giving My Baby Away?

Placing your unborn child for adoption is not simply “giving your baby away” but is an incredibly loving decision.

You are selflessly choosing to give your baby the best life you think is possible. 

As the birth mother, you not only can choose the family that adopts your child but also decide how involved you want to be in your child’s life. 

The following information can help you learn more about the benefits of modern adoption.

Benefits of Adoption

In the United States, the birth mother gets to decide how she wants the adoption process to look. The three types of modern adoption include:

  • Open Adoption: You can choose the family you want to adopt your baby and keep in contact with them. You can decide how involved you want to be in the baby’s life together.
  • Semi-open Adoption: You can still have contact with the baby, but a professional adoption agency will help manage communication between you, the baby, and the adoptive family, keeping your identifying information confidential.
  • Closed Adoption: You won’t have contact with the baby, and all parties’ identities are kept confidential. The court keeps adoption records sealed.

You may feel that choosing the adoptive family and having contact with your child would be too difficult for you, but many times, it can give you peace of mind, knowing your child is being cared for by a loving family. 

No matter what you choose, placing your child for adoption takes courage. The adoption process may feel scary and overwhelming, but adoption agencies are designed to support you and make the process go as smoothly as possible. 

Adoption agencies today also ensure that your medical appointments and delivery are covered, and in some cases, you may qualify for rent and grocery assistance. Don’t let the financial burden of pregnancy keep you from deciding to place your child for adoption.  

Avoiding the Negative Impacts of Abortion

While placing your child for adoption comes with challenges, some women choose adoption to avoid the negative physical and mental health effects of abortion. 

The side effects of abortion can be unpredictable, and there is no way to know how you will respond physically or emotionally to the abortion process. 

The physical side effects of abortion include: 

  • Infection
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Incomplete abortion
  • Damage to the uterus
  • Damage to the cervix

The mental health side effects of abortion include:

  • Major depression
  • PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Anxiety
  • Suicidal Behaviors
  • Nervous disorders
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Substance abuse

While abortion may seem like a simple process that allows you to get back to your everyday life, the health effects can be severe and long-lasting. 

We’re Here to Help

Adoption can feel overwhelming, but you don’t have to face these decisions alone. 

The team at Chester County Connect Care can help you navigate the process of placing your child for adoption.

We are here to help you discover more details about your pregnancy and provide the resources you need to make an informed decision. 

Contact us today for a confidential, free-of-charge appointment.

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