How To Make Placing Your Baby For Adoption An Easier Process
While many women rejoice at the fact that they are having a baby, that is not always the case for all women. If you are one of those women who are pregnant and you have decided to place your baby for adoption, you are probably having very mixed emotions. On one hand, you may be overwhelmed with the idea that you have an unplanned pregnancy and that the time will come when you will have to say goodbye to your baby. On the other hand, you may have also considered that your baby will be bringing another family joy. Here are some ideas that might make the placing of your baby for adoption an easier process:
Decide Ahead Of Time Who Will Handle Your Adoption - Did you read the book Anne of Green Gables? In those long ago days, a person who wanted to adopt a baby or a child simply went to the orphanage and picked one out. Not so anymore!
- Does your church handle adoptions? If so, consider talking to your minister and asking him or her to help you get started with the adoption process.
- Perhaps you have decided to go through a lawyer. If so, meet with a lawyer who specializes in adoption cases. He or she will not only be able to answer your questions, but the lawyer will also know things to tell you or to ask you that you haven't even thought of.
- Perhaps even your ob-gyn doctor even knows of a woman who wants to adopt. If you go that route, you'll still need to be sure that all of the legalities take place. For example, be sure that the adoptive parents will cover the hospital costs at the time of the baby's birth.
Decide If You Want To Be A Part Of The Baby's Life - You've probably heard of open adoption. Those words can be magical!
- If you want to be a part of your baby's life, be sure that those involved in the adoption process know your desire from the very beginning.
- Consider, too, if you want to pick out the parents for your baby. Perhaps you are interested in placing your baby with a family who will raise your baby in your same religion. If so, state that at the very beginning.
- If the baby's birth father or parents on either side also want to be involved in the baby's life, be sure that those who are involved in the adoption proceedings understand that, too.
Whether you decide to be a part of an open adoption or not, think about writing a letter to the baby. Write your feelings and write the explanation of why you decided to place him or her with another family. Be gentle and considerate as you choose your words, as they may be a great impact on the baby throughout his or her life.
Contact a company like A Child's Dream for more information and assistance.