Is adoption right for me?

Many women cannot fathom choosing adoption for their children because it would be emotionally tolling. It is true that adoption is not easy, but it can be incredibly rewarding. Adoption is a selfless and beautiful decision for many reasons, and it might be right for you if:

  • You feel too young or immature to parent
  • You don’t have the emotional or financial means to support a child
  • You’re still in school or focused on your career
  • You don’t want to parent but don’t want to have an abortion

If you’re considering an adoption plan for your unexpected pregnancy, the staff at Willow Women’s Center can offer you support and connect you with the resources you need.

What should I know about adoption?

If you choose an adoption plan for your unexpected pregnancy, you make each of the decisions along the way. You get to choose how involved you are in your child’s life once he or she is born and adopted by selected a closed, semi-open, or open adoption plan. The majority of adoptions in the United States today are at least semi-open. And, if at any point along the way you change your mind, you can.

Will my child thrive in another family?

Adopted children are, on average, incredibly well-adjusted. According to American Adoptions, 9 out of 10 adoptive couples in the United States say they have a very close relationship with their adopted child or children. More than that, 90 percent of children aged 5 and over have positive feelings about their adoption. The majority of adopted children know they are loved by their adoptive families.

Where can I learn more about adoption?

There are a number of articles and resources available through the American Pregnancy Association if you have further questions regarding adoption. Additionally, the staff at Willow Women’s Center is happy to offer you support and information regarding adoption in a face-to-face setting.

Schedule an appointment at Willow Women’s Center for more information about adoption and your other options.