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3 Decisions To Make When Placing Your Baby For Adoption

Relationships & Family Blog

The choice of placing a baby for adoption is not an easy one, but it can definitely be the right one if you are unable to care for your child. There are a lot of decisions that need to be made throughout the adoption process, and three of these decisions will be discussed here. 

What Agency To Work With

One of the first decisions that you will have to make when you decide that it is best to place your baby up for adoption, is what agency you would like to work with. There are a lot of agencies out there that are connected with local churches, and there are others that work through the state or government. All options are excellent, but it is important to find one that you feel most comfortable with. Talk with different adoption counselors that these adoption agencies, and try to find one that you feel can best help you in the adoption process. 

Open Or Closed Adoption

Once you find an agency and an adoption counselor to work with, you will then need to make an adoption plan. As part of this adoption plan, you will need to choose whether or not you want an open or a closed adoption. In an open adoption, you will be able to see pictures of your baby and you will have scheduled visits. In contrast, a closed adoption means that you will not be involved in the child's future at all. There is no right or wrong option, but it is important to find the one that you feel will be best for you and for the child that you are placing up for adoption. 

Choosing The Family 

If you have finished your adoption plan, you can then begin viewing potential families for your adoptive child. These families will be open for whatever type of adoption you have chosen and there will be detailed information that you can read about them. You can narrow down your search and then actually begin meeting with these families. Meeting these families face to face can help you to see if you really connect with them and if you feel that they are the right family for your future baby. 

When placing your baby up for adoption, it is very important that you find the best agency to work with, choose between an open or closed adoption, and pick the family that you feel is the perfect family for your future child. 

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11 December 2017