Adoption Information

Facing an unexpected pregnancy is difficult, but making an ultimate decision on what to do with your pregnancy and your future can be even more stressful. Are you considering adoption? The reason many people choose adoption is that it allows them to provide a stable home for their child, but still gives them the freedom to continue going to school, working or just continuing with their future plans.

There are also a few other reasons that adoption may be a good option for you, including:

  • You can’t afford to raise a child
  • You won’t have support from your family or the father
  • You do not have a stable living situation
  • You are currently in school
  • You believe you are mentally or physically incapable of raising a child
  • You aren’t ready to be a parent, but don’t want to have an abortion

Adoption is a very difficult decision to make, but it is a decision that may provide a better life for your child. Additionally, adoption does not mean that you cannot be part of your child’s life. The process has changed in the last couple of decades to make adoption a more flexible and attainable choice for women facing unplanned pregnancies.

Types of Adoptions:

  • Open Adoption: An open adoption allows you to have contact with your child and the adoptive parents. This includes phone calls, emails, visits and more. In an open adoption, you can choose the family you want your child to go to and have a conversation with them before making a final decision.
  • Semi-Open Adoption: In a semi-open adoption, there is limited contact between you and adoptive parents and is usually done through a third party, such as an adoption agency.
  • Closed Adoption: In a closed adoption, contact is limited or non-existent between the adoptive parents and you will have no contact with the child. You have the ability to choose any of these options that would work best for your current situation.

No matter why you are considering adoption, we can help you. Your Options can help educate you on the different types of adoptions and Massachusetts adoption laws as part of your options counseling. Contact us today to schedule your free appointment.