When facing an unplanned pregnancy and considering adoption for your baby, the best-case scenario is the birth father is supportive of your adoption plan, whether you are married to him, friends with him, or he’s out of the picture but has approved of your decision.
If any of these scenarios describe your situation, embrace this opportunity. Having the birth father’s support throughout the adoption process is invaluable, and you can lean on one another while you experience the emotions of this process together.
It is common for married couples to face unplanned pregnancies. And sometimes a married couple is not ready or prepared to add a child (or another child) to their family. There is no shame in that.
In these scenarios, a married couple may decide to place their baby for adoption.
If this describes your situation, American Adoptions can work with both of you to develop an adoption plan you are both comfortable with. An Adoption Specialist will help you find the perfect adoptive family - an adoptive family willing to share the kind of relationship between birth family and adoptive familyi that you desire, whether that is an open adoptino, semi-open adoption or closed adoption.
Married couples placing a child for adoption receive all of the same services and benefits as single birth mothers, in addition to having each other for strength and support throughout this process.
Even if you are not in a relationship with the birth father, he may still be supportive of your adoption decision.
If your baby’s father is playing a supportive role throughout this adoption process, realize how unique and special that is. Let him know how much you appreciate his support during this tough time in both of your lives – it will mean a lot to him, too.
It is OK if you and the birth father have different ideas regarding future interaction with the adoptive family. For example, you might desire exchanging emails and occasional phone calls with the adoptive family, while the birth father just wants annual picture updates.
Our Adoption Specialists can work with you and the birth father to create your own adoption plans, which may include picture and letter updates during the first 18 years of the child’s life.
For more information about a supportive birth father’s role in an adoption, call 1-800-ADOPTION or click the following for free adoption information.
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