Options for Birth Mother/Parents
For a single woman that is pregnant and does not have support financially or emotionally, then putting child up for adoption may be a considerable option. This is especially true for teenage girls and those in their early to mid-20s that either do not have the support of their family or the birth father. Then there is also the fact that a large percentage of these young girls do not have the financial means to provide for a baby. Making the decision for putting child up for adoption is a courageous one, as well as a sensitive and delicate course of action; there are options for single birth mothers and couples when it comes to making this kind of choice. Confidentiality is a key benefit to working with an adoption professional, as well as having someone to contact any day of the week around the clock with those questions and concerns that can come up at any time. Financial assistance can also be available to go toward living expenses, medical coverage, housing and more. Adoption services can evaluate your needs and help determine the best adoption plan that works for you. Additionally, they can assist you in choosing the perfect family to adopt your baby. After giving birth, the adopting family can be at the hospital to take the baby after you have had time to recover and spend some time with the baby (or not), depending on the decided plan.
Process for Adopting Parents
For those who may be looking to adopt, just remember that putting child up for adoption was a tough decision for the birth mother to make in the first place and most likely, not one made out of disregard. Likewise for you, when screening potential birth mothers to find your baby, it can also be a difficult decision and process. By working with adoption service professionals you can search nationwide for a birth mother and you will be taught about the adoption process itself so that you completely understand everything and know what to expect. After establishing your child’s preferences you will be helped in searching for a suitable mother based on your criteria. You will also have birth mothers screened and you will be updated with the pregnancy status of those that there are possible matches. After discussing your family’s background with potential birth mothers you will be assisted in finding a match.
Whether you are a birth parent that is considering putting child up for adoption or a prospective adopting parent, there are many options in place to help you through the entire adoption process. Find out how your adoption needs can be handled by contacting an adoption services professional.
This article was written by Julie Detz, on behalf of AdoptHelp, offering expert advice on different adoption options. To know about international adoption and child referral, you may also visit About.com.