Deciding if Adoption is Right for You

We all have important decisions to make in life. If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, deciding to parent or give your baby up for adoption is one of them. The first thing to know is while facing this pregnancy is difficult, you have options and people who want to support you.

Whether you’ve made the decision to place your baby for adoption or are still gathering information, you undoubtedly have many questions. First and foremost, adoption is the process that takes place when a woman or set of parents decide not to parent, and rather, allow another family to raise their child. There are many reasons birthparents choose adoption. Deciding if it is the right choice for you and your baby is the first step.
Birthmothers choose adoption because they care about themselves, but more importantly, their child. No reason is too big nor too little to place a baby for adoption. Here are some common considerations we’ve seen at Angel Adoption.

  • She is not ready to be a parent.
  • She feels she is too young or immature to raise a child.
  • She fears raising a child might interfere with finishing school or furthering a career.
  • She does not want to be a single parent, or wishes for her child to grow up in a two-parent household.
  • She is not financially ready to care for a child.
  • She is involved in an unstable relationship with the birthfather
  • She believes adoption is the best chance for her child to be well cared for both emotionally and financially.

After considering these lifestyle factors next you must truly understand the meaning and impact of placing your baby for adoption. Adoption is forever; a decision that lasts a lifetime. Making sure you are completely positive is a tough process, but you’ve got a group of caring individuals at Angel Adoption to guide you along the way.
Every birthparent’s situation is different. Only you can decide what is best in your unique case. If you are pregnant and thinking about adoption, you may find it helpful to speak with an adoption coordinator at Angel Adoption. We can discuss options, create a plan or just lend an ear for listening. At no time we will ever pressure you one way or another – placing a baby for adoption is solely your decision.

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Angel Adoption, Inc. provides marketing and advertising services that assist biological parents considering adoption and prospective adoptive parents to connect with each other, and provides support and referral services throughout the process. Angel Adoption, Inc. is an independent contractor and provides services under the supervision of Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois, License #012998, One Oakbrook Terrace, #501, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181; 708-771-7180.