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Is Adoption the Right Choice for You?

Is Adoption the Right Choice for You?

We all have important choices to make in life. If you’re experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, deciding if you want to put your baby up for adoption is one of those choices. We know that facing this pregnancy is difficult, but you do have options.

Adoption is a loving decision. It takes a great deal of love and sacrifice to even consider it. We want to help you explore parenting and adoption and let you determine what is right for both you and your child at this time in your life.

What is adoption?

Before making your choice, it’s important to understand exactly what adoption means. Adoption is a permanent, legally binding process that takes place when a woman — or set of parents — decides not to parent and chooses to allow another family to raise her baby. After the adoption is finalized, the birthparents are no longer the legal parents of the baby and no longer have any legal parental rights.

Why choose adoption?

There are many reasons birthmothers choose adoption. Overall, birthmothers decide to put their baby up for adoption because they care about themselves and, more importantly, they care about their baby. No reason is too big nor too little to put a baby up for adoption. Here are some common reasons we’ve heard from birthmothers at Angel Adoption.

  • She is not ready to be a parent.
  • She feels she is too young or immature to raise a baby.
  • She is not in a financial position to care for a baby.
  • She fears a baby might interfere with finishing school or furthering her career.
  • She does not want to be a single parent, or she wants her baby to grow up in a two-parent family.
  • She believes adoption is the best chance for her baby to grow up well cared for both emotionally and financially.

What can adoption offer your baby?

We believe adoption is one of the most loving and selfless gifts you can give both your baby and their adoptive family. Your decision to put your baby up for adoption will be a long-awaited miracle for one of our adoptive families. If you’re not ready to be a parent, you can still plan your baby’s future by choosing a stable, loving family for your baby. Here are just a few things adoption can provide for your baby.

  • Love
  • Safe, stable home life
  • Financial security
  • Emotionally ready parents
  • Loving relatives and grandparents
  • Medical, dental, and eye care
  • Quality education
  • Many opportunities for a happy and fulfilling life

After considering all these factors, you must truly understand the meaning and impact of putting your baby up for adoption. Adoption is forever. It’s a decision that lasts a lifetime. Every woman’s situation is different. Only you can decide what is best in your unique case.

We understand that making your choice and feeling positive about it is tough, but we are here to help. We are happy to talk with you about your options or just lend an ear for listening. We will never pressure you one way or another. Putting your baby up for adoption is entirely your decision, and we will respect whatever choice you make.

Why choose Angel Adoption?

If you decide to put your baby up for adoption, Angel Adoption can offer you a truly personalized, confidential, and non-judgemental experience that you won’t get with a big adoption agency. We’ll help you create your own customized adoption plan, and you’ll have the freedom to choose the type of adoption you want. You’ll be able to choose from a wide range of adoptive families who are pre-screened and emotionally, physically, and financially ready to adopt a baby. Our dedicated adoption coordinators are available for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to talk, help, and emotionally support you through your pregnancy. All of our services and assistance are free, and you’ll even receive financial assistance for housing and pregnancy-related expenses.

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