Many women experience confusion and fear when they discover that they are pregnant and don't have any support. It can be worrisome when contemplating how a career and personal livelihood are going to be sustained with another living being in the equation. Exploring adoption can be completed from the privacy of your home.
Request Some Information Packets
Many adoption agencies offer brochures, booklets, and prospective adoptee information to women. A packet that contains information from an adoption agency can be ordered by calling an agency directly. Open and closed adoptions, financial resources that are available during a pregnancy, and counseling that is offered to birth mothers will be described in detail in the information that you request.
Adoption packets tend to be mailed in discreet envelopes so that your mail carrier or anyone who intercepts your mail at your home will not know what is contained inside of each envelope.
Digest The Information Slowly And In Entirety
You can't expect to come up with a decision soon after skimming through the information that was sent to you. Wait until you have some quiet time, such as each evening before bed, and read through the materials slowly so that you can gain a grasp of how the adoption process works and what your duties and rights as a birth mother will be if you decide to give your baby up.
There are vast differences between open and closed adoptions and the level of involvement that you will have with a set of adoptive parents and your baby after an adoption takes place. You may even decide that you like some aspects of both closed and open adoptions. This is perfectly fine.
For example, if you decide that adoption is the right choice for you and would like to move on with your life without growing attached to your child in any way, but would still like to be informed about how your baby is doing, a semi-closed adoption may be right for you. This type of adoption will provide you with a fresh start in life, but will also give you the opportunity to receive updates on occasion.
Just knowing that your baby has a happy and stable home life may help you realize that placing the baby for adoption was best and this can make it easier for you to come to terms with your decision so that you can focus on your own livelihood and personal goals.