Making an adoption decision can be difficult, but making it alone can be even harder.
If you are considering adoption or have chosen adoption for your baby, American Adoptions recommends that you build an adoption support system consisting of close friends and family members to help you during this emotional time.
The main role of your adoption support system is to support your adoption decision. Include family members and friends who understand the benefits of adoption and why you are considering adoption for your child. The members of your adoption support system should always be there for you, and you should feel comfortable talking with them about any aspect of the adoption.
An Adoption Specialist can also be part of your adoption support system. He or she will be with you through every step of your decision-making process and the adoption process. Contact an Adoption Specialist at 1-800-ADOPTION for more advice on building your adoption support system or click the following to receive free adoption information.
If you are pregnant and have chosen adoption for your child, the best-case scenario is that you have a solid adoption support system to lean on throughout the adoption process. However, for some women, such support isn’t always available.
Some expectant mothers worry that once they put their ideal adoption plan into place, unsupportive parents or family members will try to stop the adoption from happening.
After you have chosen adoption for your child, you’ll eventually have to decide which of your family members you are going to tell about your adoption plan.
It shouldn't matter what others think. It's your body and your life. So why is it that, when most women learn they are pregnant, one of the first of the many thoughts that begin racing through their minds is telling their parents and family?
Women who have chosen to pursue adoption but already have children at home often wonder how to explain adoption to their children.
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There are seven basic steps of the adoption process - call American Adoptions today at 1-800-ADOPTION to learn more.
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American Adoptions is one of the largest licensed adoption agencies in the United States. We work with thousands of women each year facing an unplanned pregnancy and offer assistance to women in need. Our large, caring staff is able to assist you 7 days a week and provide you with one-on-one counseling about your pregnancy and the options available to you.
You can share however much or little information about yourself as you feel comfortable sharing. The adoptive family will know your first name, your last name (but only once the child is placed in their care), your medical history and the state that you live in.
This is a question that can only be answered by the individual family. Each family has their own style of how to introduce the adoption to the child. When you are matched with your adoptive family, you can ask this question to them. If you would like your Adoption Specialist to discuss it with them for you, just let her know.
While not every woman who chooses adoption is a young mother, many are. Through adoption, many young women have found an ability to give their babies the best life possible, while finding the opportunity to realize their own dreams, as well. Call American Adoptions today at 1-800-ADOPTION.
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