3 Things to Consider When Choosing the Type of Adoption You Want in Your Adoption Plan
Tackling big decisions in our lives can be difficult. More often than not, however, we already know the answers to the questions we are facing. It just takes some time and thought to uncover it. If you are a birth mother who is creating her adoption plan in Missouri, you’ll have some big choices to make.
One of the most important things you’ll do is choosing the type of adoption you want in your adoption plan. At Adoption Choices of Missouri, you will be matched with an adoption caseworker who can be your guide as you create your adoption plan. There are some helpful tips to consider when selecting the type of adoption you would like to have.
Become Familiar with the Different Types of Adoption
Before you make any sort of decision, you will want to become familiar with the different types of adoption available to you. There are three types of adoption to choose from — open, semi-open and closed. Each has its own set of benefits. Your adoption caseworker can educate you around the different types of adoption and answer any questions that come up. It is also helpful to remember that there is no right choice, only the one that best fits your life and situation.
Take Time to Think through Which Type of Adoption is Best for You
Because the right choice is the one that feels best for you and your baby, it is important to take some time to consider your options.Some birth mothers know right away which type of adoption they prefer. For others it may be a longer process. This decision process looks different for everyone.
It can be helpful to utilize the resources available to you as you decide which type of adoption you’d like to have. If you have friends or family that you can trust, talk through your feelings with them. You can also look to your adoption caseworker for support. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of making this emotional decision, Adoption Choices of Missouri offers counseling services to all birth mothers before, during and post adoption. Speaking to a professional can help alleviate any anxiety and put you in a good state of mind to make a decision.
Once You have Chosen the Type of Adoption You Want, Honor Your Decision
While you always have the option to alter portions of your adoption plan, it is more likely that you can avoid this if you have taken the time to think through each choice. At our adoption agency, we do understand that life can be unpredictable and our feelings can change. However, if you can avoid any last minute changes, it is recommended that you do so.
It is important to remember that you made your decision for a reason. After considerate time and thought, it was the best decision for you and your baby. Detailing your choice in your adoption plan can help remind you of why you chose a certain type of adoption. It can also help prevent the desire to change your mind based on any events that occur along your adoption path.
Create Your Adoption Plan Today
Education, time and thought will be helpful when choosing the type of adoption you want in your adoption plan. Don’t be afraid to ask for support when you need it, but trust yourself to make the best decision for you and your baby. Reach out to Adoption Choices of Missouri and we can help you get started with your adoption plan to ensure a comfortable and well-prepared adoption journey.
Adoption Choices of Missouri serves birth parents statewide and beyond, please call us or text us to learn more! Call us toll free at 877-903-4488 or, in Missouri call or text us at 1-816-527-9800
Meet the Author: Molly Doyle is a native San Franciscan, Molly is an experienced educator and a dedicated writer. She holds her multiple subject teaching credential as well as her Masters of Arts in Teaching. When not teaching children or creating new written pieces, Molly can be found kicking around a soccer ball, going for urban hikes or whipping up a fruit pie.
She currently lives in Seattle, her first home outside of California.