The face of adoption has changed dramatically over the past decade. Once an act of "moral" right, women facing an unplanned pregnancy chose adoption because they felt they had no other choice. Not only were they pressured to choose adoption, but they had no say in how their child was raised, let alone a voice in how the adoption plan was to proceed.
Unfortunately, many people still believe that this is how adoption is today - when in reality, it is very different.
Not only are women free to choose from a variety of options when facing an unplanned pregnancy, but women choosing adoption have their voices heard throughout the entire process.
Today's adoption process is very much like a road trip - the birth mother is in the driver's seat, choosing which road to take, how fast to go and is even free to stop and get out of the car whenever she wishes. The adoptive family is in the backseat, going along for the ride with the birth mother, but not having any control over the trip itself.