Adoption

Have You Considered Adoption?

There is no question that adoption is a hard choice and there is no easy answer to an unplanned pregnancy. Yet many find this decision to be one that will provide the life they desire for their child. While you may have an idea of how adoption works, the adoption process has changed significantly in recent years. There are many different types of adoption available and we can help answer questions you may have.  We can also connect you with adoption agencies in the area. Make an appointment with one of our counselors to discuss if adoption may be an option for you.

Types of Adoptions

Open Adoption                                                In open adoption, birth parents and adoptive parents often communicate directly.  Parties may exchange contact information and agree on periodic visits.  In open adoption, adoptive parents commonly mail pictures and letters to the birth parent so that the birth parent is kept informed about her or his child’s life.
Semi Open Adoption                                                                Semi open adoption involves the limited sharing of information between birth parents and adoptive parents through a third party, like an adoption agency.  Both the birth and adoptive parents will know basic information about each other.  Most communication is done through the third party. 
Confidential Adoption In confidential adoption, little to no information about both birth and adoptive parents is shared.  The extent of communication, as with all types of adoption, is determined in advance and agreed upon by the birth parent and adoptive parent.  

How Much Do You Know About Adoption?

We can help connect you with people who have made this choice. No decision is easy, but adoption is also a loving choice made for both you and your baby. We can help you process which decision is best for you. Make an appointment today to meet with one of our counselors.

Questions You may Have about Adoption

If you are considering adoption, here are some questions others have had:

  • How do I begin the adoption process?
  • How will adoption affect me?
  • What are the types of adoption?
  • What does the adoption process looks like?
  • What if I change my mind during the pregnancy or after giving birth?
  • Who covers the expenses involved with a pregnancy?
  • What are my rights as the biological parent?
  • Do I need to tell anyone?
  • What happens after an adoption?

 

Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices can help answer these questions for you by providing accurate information about adoption. Make an appointment today.