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We spent almost three years and countless thousands of dollars working and waiting with adoption agencies and adoption professionals to match us with a birth family. Extreme Exposure was successful for us and after being listed on ParentProfiles.com for six months we were contacted by our birth mother. She sent us an email to let us know the birth father and she had chosen us to be the adoptive parents through the miracle more ...
Whether your pregnancy is planned or unplanned, you have many options. Keep in mind that not one particular choice is a catch-all. Adoption won't be the answer for every situation, just like raising the child won't be an option for everyone. It is completely dependent on the specific situation and what is best for both you and your child. The most important thing is to make an informed decision. And don't let anyone rush you into a decision that you're uncomfortable making. Make the decision when you're ready--after you've given it ample thought and have concluded your research.
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But if you've decided that adoption is the right decision for your situation or if you'd like to just learn a little more about it in order to make an informed decision, get in touch with adoption professionals. They will be able to guide you along your journey. Ask them any questions you may have. It's important that you do this so you understand the placement process. This is the only way to know if adoption is the right path for you and your child. Adoption agencies can be great resources for information and tips, if you decide that adoption is the best route for you.
There are many reasons that adoption is sometimes the best choice for certain people. For some, they choose adoption because they are not ready to parent or do not have the means, time, or energy to parent. Some feel that the commitment of parenting is too much or that they are not in the right place in life to handle raising a child. Placing your child with an adoptive family can provide your child with the opportunity for possibly more life experiences, while providing you with the ability and contact to watch your child--whom you love--progress and grow through life, depending on the exact type of adoption. If you choose an open adoption and the adoptive parents are comfortable with retaining contact, you can receive letters, photos, phone calls, and even in-person visits with your child. Choosing adoption gives a chance at life for both you and your child. It gives you the opportunity to progress through your life knowing that you child is not only loved by you but also by his or her adoptive family.
One of the many great reasons to choose adoption is that you can basically customize the expected post-adoption relationships. During the placement process, you can choose which type of adoption works best for your situation--open, closed, or semi-open/semi-closed. If you choose an open or semi-open adoption, you'll work together with the adoptive parents to come to a post-adoption relationship agreement. Remember that compromise by both parties is essential to a healthy relationship. If you'd like in-person visits, talk about it. If you want to be invited to birthdays or graduations, see how the adoptive parents feel. If the potential adoptive parents aren't accepting your wants and needs, you can also find a different adoptive couple that better fits with your ideals.
As mentioned earlier, adoption is one of your many options for an unplanned pregnancy. If you decide that adoption is your best choice, take the time to learn more about what it entails and the time to accept and respect your own decision.