Today's adoption process is very much like a road trip - the pregnant woman is in the driver's seat, choosing who is in the car with her, where they are going, and how they are going to get there.
The pregnant woman is in control of how the adoption process works: She chooses the adoptive family that best matches the life she has envisioned for her child; she decides how much contact she will have with her child and the family in the future; and she determines how every other step of the adoption process will play out.
This is often referred to as the pregnant woman's "adoption plan." The following articles talk further about how you can shape your own adoption plan and each stage of the adoption process.
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In today’s adoptions, pregnant women are able to make the adoption plans. While planning for adoption, it’s important to ask yourself two crucial questions:
Whether you are just beginning to explore your pregnancy options or have already decided to pursue adoption, there are many options available to help make your adoption plan the way you want it.
For pregnant women who want a relationship with the adoptive family they choose for their child, conference calling or meeting the adoptive family can be intimidating. Many feel the first meeting is similar to going on a first date because it comes with some of the same uncomfortable feelings, as both parties search for similar interests.
There are seven basic steps of the adoption process - call American Adoptions today at 1-800-ADOPTION to learn more.
Learn more about what happens if the birth father is not supportive of adoption.
Adoption stories from mothers who placed their baby for adoption. Learn more about adoption from the unique perspective of mothers who have lovingly chosen to create an adoption plan.
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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