If you’ve narrowed down your pregnancy outcome choices to adoption, there are still a lot of decisions. The most important one is choosing the family who will get to adopt and raise your baby. This decision may seem daunting, but you do not have to do this alone!
Keep reading for helpful suggestions on selecting the ideal adoptive family.
Alternatively, if you’re currently facing an unexpected pregnancy and need someone to talk to about adoption or find resources for pregnancy, contact Elevier Women’s Center today.
We offer free consultations, and although we don’t facilitate adoptions directly, we can provide guidance and help you find the appropriate channels to get started.
Find an Adoption Counselor
If you’re considering adoption, you will not have to determine the process’s ins and outs by yourself. The first thing you’ll want to do is work with a reputable adoption agency so that they can connect you with an adoption counselor.
This counselor will be your sounding board and guide throughout the process. They are responsible for ensuring that the adoption plan matches your wants and needs and communicating the process clearly to you.
Perhaps most importantly, a counselor is also responsible for helping you find an adoptive family you like. You’ll share what is important to you, and they will do their best to find the right match and ensure you approve.
Things to Consider When Choosing an Adoptive Family
Choosing the right adoptive family is a big decision in the adoption process. It can be helpful to imagine the characteristics you’d like the family to have. Here are some things to consider:
- Consider whether you have specific preferences regarding the family’s background, such as ethnicity or faith.
- Consider if you’d like the adoptive family to have other children already. If so, consider how many kids you’d be comfortable with and whether you prefer a larger or smaller family.
- Consider whether you would like the adoptive family to have specific hobbies or interests. For instance, if you’re passionate about music, you might want musically inclined parents who love playing instruments.
- How much contact would you want with them? If you want an open adoption, then you’ll want to choose someone you could see yourself building a relationship with over the years.
If you’re unsure where to find a reputable adoption agency or have more questions you’d like answered before you begin the process, you’ve come to the right place.
Elevier Women’s Center offers a safe, supportive environment where you can talk to us during a no-cost appointment. You can openly discuss your worries and seek answers to your questions, and we can guide you toward trustworthy adoption agencies, sparing you the effort of sifting through online options. We can also arrange for you to meet with a Representative from an Adoption Agency at our Center.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment!