Choosing Adoption When Facing an Difficult Circumstance

By Anabel Sierra

As the first month of the new year comes to an end, life and the difficulties it brings might not. There are immense challenges that women face, such as homelessness, addiction, abuse, and many other difficult situations. Adding a pregnancy into the mix would naturally cause a flurry of emotions like stress, fear, and anxiety. However, Adoption Choices of Colorado can help you navigate through these emotions and difficulties so you won’t feel alone. We can also assist you if you are thinking about giving your baby up for adoption

How Adoption Choices Can Help Struggling Mothers-To-Be

Our adoption center is more than an agency–it’s a safe haven for birth parents who may be struggling. Whatever your situation may be, you can rest assured that we are here for you. For birth mothers who are dealing with homelessness, substance addiction, or abuse, we can help with housing and financial assistance. After that, if you are considering adoption, we will then sit down with you and create an adoption plan. We will make sure that all of your questions and concerns are heard and met without judgment and kept confidential. If you do not wish to go down the adoption route, that’s okay, too! We will still help you because every mother and child deserves a fighting chance at an easier life. 

What Is An Adoption Plan?

So, what exactly is an adoption plan? Basically, it is a step-by-step plan that is created for you in order to go through the adoption process. In order to create an adoption plan, you must first set up an appointment to see one of our adoption counselors. This plan includes pre-natal care, financial assistance, choosing an adoption method, choosing your adoptive family, the birth plan, and post-placement support. Additionally, if you do not have a reliable form of transportation, we will provide it for you! The last thing we want is for you to miss an appointment or be delayed when you give birth. 

How Many Adoption Methods Are There?

There are three types of adoption methods that are available: open, semi-open, and closed. 

  • Open adoption is where the birth parents and adoptive parents have an open line of communication during and post-placement. With this method, you are able to establish a significant relationship with the adoptive family.
  • Semi-open adoption is where all communication between birth parents and adoptive parents is through a third party. Post-placement communication is possible with this method as well but may be limited to only sharing photos. 
  • Closed adoption is where there is zero contact between the adoptive families and the birth parent. One will not know the other’s identity and, as a result, may never have contact with the adopted child. This method is not the most favored, but we understand that some situations may call for it. 

Creating Your Birth Plan

The beauty of creating a birth plan is that everything about it is catered to your needs and comfort. We recognize that every mother is different, and there isn’t a “cookie-cutter” way to give birth. Some mothers may want a hospital birth, and others may wish to give birth at home. Others may wish to have an epidural, and others may not. No matter how you wish to give birth, we will not judge you for it. As a part of your birth plan, you will sign the final paperwork where you relinquish your parental rights after birth. After that, the adoptive parents will receive the adopted child at the hospital, and you can finally heal. We know that giving birth can be scary, so we want to stress that you will not be alone. Putting a child up for adoption is not easy, so we want to stress that you can stop at any time. 

Post-Placement Support

After birth, you will then be able to choose what kind of support you wish to have after your placement. Adoption Colorado Springs offers support groups or one-on-one therapy sessions free of charge for life. There is no timeframe on how long healing may take, and we understand that. We also want to mention that our support groups/therapy sessions are not only for post-placement. If you are dealing with difficult circumstances such as abuse, addiction, or homelessness, there is still support for you here. 

It’s Okay To Choose Adoption In Colorado

We understand that experiencing an unplanned pregnancy is difficult, but we want to stress that you don’t have to do it alone. Regardless of whether you are giving up your baby for adoption or not, you are brave. We want to make sure that you have all of the resources that you may need as well. Give us a call or visit one of our Colorado locations today so we can help today.

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