If you’re currently facing an unplanned pregnancy, you might feel as though your world has been turned upside down. If you’re not ready to be a parent, your pregnancy probably seems overwhelming – there are physical and emotional changes happening to your body, you don’t know where to find prenatal care, you aren’t sure if you have insurance coverage, etc. You’re probably thinking, “What do I do now?”
You do have options, and it’s not too late to choose how to move forward.
When you choose adoption, you’re making a selfless and loving decision to provide your child with the best life possible. Adoption has evolved significantly over the years, and each decision you make is carried out through the entire adoption process.
By choosing which type of adoption plan you’d like to make – open, semi-open, or closed – you can decide the level of contact you’d like to have with your child and the child’s adoptive family post-placement.
Types of Adoption
In an open adoption, you select your child's adoptive family. If you wish, you may have an ongoing relationship with them after the adoption.
In a semi-open adoption, you will learn basic information about the adoptive family, such as their first names and where they live. All communication will take place through an agency, such as Baker Victory Services.
ClosedIn a closed adoption, your adoption agency will choose the adoptive family. The identity and contact information of the adoptive family will not be shared with the birth mother.
For more information about adoption types, visit the Baker Victory Services blog.
Ultimately, you’re the only one who can decide what’s right for you and your baby, but you don’t need to make your decision alone.