If you are considering making an adoption plan, you have come to the right place.
I was an expectant mom and now a birth mom. I didn’t give up my baby, I made an adoption plan with Adoption For My Child who provided me with all of my options. I was scared to death, which by the way is totally normal. I was scared of the unknown of adoption. I had no clue what to do, or who to trust. I searched online and looked at many site to give me some kind of understanding of the process. I wanted to ask questions, and didn’t want to be judged for exploring my options. Adoption For My Child provided resources and referred me to counselors that actually listened and helped me with all of the available options. I remember what I was told when I reached out to Adoption For My Child, “this is YOUR child, YOUR journey and YOUR decision. Don’t let others make choices for you. Explore all options and discuss them with your counselor.”
Making the call to explore my options was scary, but it was the best decision I have ever made. After speaking with the options advisor, I decided adoption was the right path for me. I was the one in control of my pregnancy journey. Placing a child for adoption is a huge sacrifice and takes courage and so much love.
Experiencing an unplanned pregnancy is overwhelming. Sorting through the options of adoption, abortion, or parenting is also overwhelming, but realizing I wasn’t alone changed my life. You will have the chance to create your own story that is yours and only yours.
I was able to choose the type of family I wanted and even had several to choose from. I spoke with three different families and knew immediately which family was “my family.” My advice to anyone considering family profiles for adoption is don’t let others chose for you and go with your heart.
Your choice, your voice, your journey. Exploring adoption options for your child is a complex time in your life. An ethical adoption professional is needed to partner alongside your journey to making the optimal choice equipped with all the necessary resources and support.
You get to decide if you would like to place your child privately or using an agency, attorney, or other professional. There are pros and cons to all choices, so there is no wrong answer and all options should come at no cost to you.