The Benefits of Putting My Baby up for Adoption
By Syd Sukalski
You’re pregnant, scared, and don’t know what to do. Unplanned pregnancy induces stress and causes panic. Anxieties whirl around in your head non-stop these days. Lots of choices loom in your future. Should you terminate your pregnancy? Should you try parenting? Maybe you’re considering adoption but unsure whether it’s right for you. Well, look no further. Adoption Choices of New York wants to help. Adoption Choices of New York maintains adoption agencies across the state, including adoption agencies in NYC, adoption agencies in Albany, adoption agencies in Buffalo, NY, and adoption agencies in Rochester, NY. Even if you don’t live in one of these cities, Adoption Choices of New York will travel to your location to meet with you, even if you remain unsure about placing your baby for adoption.
But today, we hope to ease your mind by letting you in on some of the benefits of adopting out your baby.
Eliminates Financial Anxieties Is Regard to Parenting a Child
First, let’s get money out of the way. The adoption process is free for the birth parents. We have in-house legal representatives whose services are complimentary to you in all manners relating to your adoption. If your health insurance fails to cover all of your medical expenses, your baby’s adoptive parents pay the remaining costs. Even if you, like many expectant women, can’t afford health insurance, Medicaid can generally help you. If you need housing for the duration of your pregnancy, Adoption Choices of New York has you covered. Whereas terminating your pregnancy or parenting your child can empty your wallet, the financial side of the New York adoption process should never burden you.
Choosing Adoption Does Not Interrupt Your Current Life Plans
Similar to the financial side of a New York adoption plan, putting your baby up for adoption should not disrupt the current trajectory of your life. Whether you study in college or work toward building a career, giving your baby up for adoption should not be a time-consuming, arduous process. Adoption Choices of New York assures you that placing your child up for adoption will not hinder your life’s course.
Eliminates Emotional Distress Resultant of Your Unplanned Pregnancy
Unplanned and unwanted pregnancies often distress the expectant mother, but putting your baby up for adoption alleviates the stress of a woman who is unable or unprepared to mother a child. Yes, placing your child up for adoption tends to spark emotions in all birth parents. Even when parents decide that adoption is best for their child, this may not keep them from experiencing grief at giving up their baby. The initial choice to place your baby for adoption might offer relief, but the process can be highly emotional. Don’t worry. Adoption Choices of New York provides free counseling services and support groups to birth mothers and fathers, even after your child’s adoption.
You Don’t Have to Say Goodbye to Your Baby if You Don’t Want To After Choosing Adoption
There are three different types of adoption, and only one of them keeps you totally in the dark about your child. In a closed adoption, neither the birth parents nor adoptive parents know who the other is, and the adoption agency keeps their names confidential. In these cases, the birth parents deem it best to let their baby live a new life with a new family without their interaction. After the birth parents sign the paperwork making the adoption official, they are no longer a part of the baby’s life.
In an open adoption, on the other hand, the birth parents and adoptive parents know who the other is and participate in open communication. You may work together to set up visits between you and your baby and to determine your boundaries. Finally, if you want to check on how your baby is doing now and then but you don’t want to commit to an involved relationship, there is something called a semi-open adoption. In a semi-open adoption, you may keep your identity anonymous from the adoptive parents. However, you can still communicate with them, and they with you, through the adoption agency.
You’re Helping Create an Adoptive Family
By giving your baby up for adoption, you aid your situation, but you also help those of both your child and their adoptive parents. You might give your child up for adoption for any number of reasons, but we assure you that all adoptive parents are pre-screened and that your child will be going to a good home with opportunities that you may not be able to provide. For the adoptive parents, you help them create the family they always wanted. Many families who adopt may not be able to have children otherwise, and by placing your baby up for adoption, you can help them fulfill their wish for a happy, loving home.
Starting the Adoption Process
Several steps go into placing your baby up for adoption but don’t worry, Adoption Choices of New York will help you the whole way through. The first step is to decide if adoption is right for you. If you’re having trouble making this decision on your own, we are happy to help. If you decide to move forward with the adoption process, our adoption consultants will help you with your adoption plan and guide you through all legal, medical, and emotional elements of the process.
Adoption Choices of New York is here to help. If you have any questions regarding the benefits of adoption, the adoption process in general, or to help you set up your adoption plan, we want to help. To begin, check out our adoption agencies in NYC or near you. You can also call, text, or email us at any time. We are here for you!