Making an adoption plan is a valuable way to provide devoted parents for your child while allowing you to move forward with your plans for your life. You can have the peace of knowing your child is loved and cared for by the couple YOU choose.
Today, women who choose to make an adoption plan for their unexpected pregnancy play an active role in every part of the process. You are able to customize your adoption plan, from choosing the family that adopts your child to decide how involved you want to be in the child’s life. You make the decisions every step of the way.
You are in control.
- You can choose the family for your child.
- You can choose the agency or organization you work with.
- You can choose whether it’s an open or closed adoption and how much ongoing contact you have with the child.
- The decision to make an adoption plan may be made any time during your pregnancy or even after your baby is born.
Adoption is sometimes the best parental decision.
We can offer information and help answer your questions so you can learn about this option before making your choice. Making an adoption plan is an emotional, difficult choice and perhaps one you never thought possible. Our trained staff will be here for you as you work through your decision. Many women find an adoption plan a positive solution that is good for both themselves and their baby when they've chosen not to parent. We work closely with 2 trusted adoption agencies (Lifetime Adoption, Adoption Associates, Bethany ) and will assist you in setting up an appt. to speak with someone confidentially. Spero provides an Adoption Specialist in-house to answer some of your important questions.
Get a free, instant downloadable copy of So I Was Thinking About Adoption. It’s full of checklists, help, and advice as you consider all of your pregnancy choices.
Will my child be cared for if he or she is adopted?
Some women wonder if their child will be well cared for and loved in an adoptive family’s home. The truth is that many adoptive couples and families desire children, and so adopted kids are dearly treasured. According to American Adoption, 9 out of 10 adoptive couples say the relationship they have with their adopted child is “very close,” and over 90 percent of adopted children above the age of 5 have positive feelings about their adoption.
It takes courage to seek out each of the options and truly consider them for your unexpected pregnancy. Spero Center would love to be there for you to answer your questions and support you during this time. Schedule an appointment with Spero Center today to learn more about adoption and your other options.
Is making an adoption plan the same as foster care?
Some expectant parents may wonder if making an adoption plan is the same as their baby going into the foster care system.
No, it is not. When you make an adoption plan, you are in control. If you choose an open adoption you get to select the family of your choice to raise your child. You can maintain contact with your child as agreed upon in your adoption plan. When a child is in the foster system, parents are no longer in the driver’s seat and have to follow guidelines given by case workers and judges.
Adoption placements are intended to be a permanent home for a child, where foster care is intended for temporary care during difficult circumstances and children may migrate through several different homes during their time in care. When an adoption is finalized, a child has the security of a long-term family to go through life with.
If I have an ongoing CPS case, can I still make an adoption plan for the baby I am expecting?
Yes. Parents who are working a CPS case or who have Child Services involved can usually still make an adoption plan for a child they are carrying. This is a great way to protect your preborn child from the trauma of the foster care system and allow them a bright future that you get to have a part in creating. By making an adoption plan you can still be in control of the type of family your child grows up with. You still get to fill the role of a parent by meeting your child’s needs.