Why should I choose to place my child for adoption?  

Why Should I Choose to Place My Child for Adoption?

Are you experiencing an unexpected pregnancy and considering placing your child for adoption? 

Maybe you’ve already had an abortion and don’t want another, or you’re trying to avoid the physical and mental health risks of abortion. 

Although the adoption process may seem scary and overwhelming, adoption has many benefits. 

Modern adoption not only provides you with decision-making freedom as the birth mother, but it also allows you to avoid the unwanted side effects of abortion.

If you feel like it’s just not the right time for you to become a parent, keep reading to find out more details about choosing adoption. 

Understanding the Risks of Abortion

Although abortion can seem like a quick and easy way to end a pregnancy, it can lead to a variety of physical and mental health issues. 

Choosing adoption allows you to avoid the unpredictable side effects that come with abortion.

Physical risks of an abortion include: 

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

Mental health risks of an abortion include:

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

While some women may feel that abortion would be easier for them emotionally compared to placing their child for adoption, in reality, abortion can have lasting negative impacts on your mental and emotional health. 

Choosing Adoption

When choosing to place a child for adoption, the birth mother has more freedom to make decisions in the adoption process than in years past due to recent changes.

These changes respect the birth mother’s wishes and allow her to decide the level of involvement she wants to have in the adoptive process and with her future child.

The main types of adoption available to you: 

  • 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.
  • 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.

The adoptive family may pay for your medical appointments and delivery. Finances will not be a burden to you as a result of choosing adoption. 

Get the Support You Need

Although choosing to place your child for adoption is not an easy decision, it is incredibly selfless and loving. 

Whether you’re overwhelmed by your options or positive that adoption is right for you, the Chester County Connect Care staff is here to support you. They can answer your questions and provide the resources you need to make an informed decision that is best for your future. 

You don’t have to walk this journey alone. Contact us today to get the help you nee

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