Every day, unplanned pregnancies happen all across the globe. Of the options available for dealing with unplanned pregnancies, adoption is, in my opinion, the most advisable. It doesn’t come with any health risks, whatsoever, neither are there strict laws prohibiting it. Adoption is the safest and most humane option for handling cases of unwanted pregnancies.
Before we dive into how to give up your baby for adoption, here are three reasons you should do it.
– You Give The Child A Chance.
– On the grounds of religion, morals, and conscience, it is the right thing to do.
– By so doing, you’re turning a “messy” situation into a beneficial one.
Now, let’s move on to how to give up your baby for adoption. It is important to note that the intricacies of this process will most likely differ from place to place. I do believe, however, that the basics are likely to be the same everywhere. So, if you are wondering how to give up your baby for adoption, here goes;
SETTLE IT WITHIN YOURSELF.
Giving a baby up for adoption is no casual decision, it’s a lifelong one. For this reason, it is not one that should be made on a whim. It’s a decision that, once made, is extremely difficult, if not completely impossible, to reverse. As such, if you are considering giving your baby up for adoption, it is paramount you are convinced beyond doubt. Upon attaining strong and unwavering personal conviction, you can proceed to other steps of the process.
VISIT ADOPTION AGENCIES/COUNSELORS
The idea with adoption agencies is to become adequately equipped with the right information, leading to informed decision making. It is advisable that you employ the services of an adoption agency. Adoptions agencies help streamline the adoption process for both the adoptive parties and the ones giving their babies out. These agencies will also enlighten you on plans and process that are involved in giving a baby up for adoption. The stress of an unwanted pregnancy is enough to deal with, there’s no need adding more by refusing adoption agencies.
CONSIDER YOUR OPTIONS.
With information gotten from adoption agencies, decisions can now be made. From your time with adoption counselors, it is expected that you are informed about the types of adoption arrangements there are. They are basically open, semi-open and closed. Of the detailed explanation from your counselor, you can decide which to settle for.
ARRANGE THE ADOPTION.
Armed with a better understanding of the adoptive process and arrangements, proceed to pick out an adoptive family for your child. Proceed to meet with this family, discuss with them, and get to know them better. Make use of observations made during this period to decide if you see them as a good fit for your child. If you aren’t sold on the family, you have every right to back out and try another.
FINALIZE THE ADOPTION.
Now that you have settled for the adoptive family of your choice, the next step is finalizing the adoption process. Paper works and legal documents will exchange hands at this point, so as will the child. This will most likely be the toughest part of the process, finally handing the baby over. But, with the help of adoption specialist, the difficulty can be greatly reduced.