The first thing to know about adoption is that a lot has changed and it may not be what you think it is. Today the adoption process empowers the birthmother with countless choices. A woman considering this option is able to choose the family, where they live, how many kids in the family, religious background, economic level-whatever is important to her. Family options are endless. There are an estimated 2 million families waiting each year to adopt. In most instances, there is no cost to the birthmother. Research states that over 9 out of 10 adopted children have positive feelings about the way they were raised and their quality of life.
How much do you really know? Many women are choosing adoption and are proud about their decision. Some women do not feel ready to parent and see adoption as an option that benefits everyone involved.
Researching your options is a smart step to take. This is a choice that you need to think about carefully, but if you can’t parent, no matter what the reason, adoption may be the right choice for you. Not only is adoption a caring choice for children, it empowers women to meet their goals. Her Health Women’s Center would be glad to help you research this as an option for you.