Creating Your Adoption Plan

These are some of the questions to consider when creating your adoption plan:

What is best for your baby?

Most pregnant women consider adoption because they are putting their baby’s needs ahead of their own. Adoption gives a child a wonderful mom and dad who are eager and ready to raise a child as their own. When you first look into adoption, it is common to experience doubts. These doubts tend to turn into good solid feelings about adoption as you learn more about adoption and as you get to know more about the adoptive family. Adoption can be a wonderful option for any child. They are given a mountain of opportunities and all the love in the world. Couples who choose adoption do so because they want nothing more in the world than a child to love unconditionally and to care for forever.

How to pick an adoption agency?

Choosing an adoption agency to assist you in the adoption process will prove to be one of the most important decisions you will make, both for you and your child. It is important that you feel that the agency you choose is:

  1. working in your best interest;
  2.  truly cares about your child’s future;
  3. working to build an adoption plan around your needs;
  4. carefully screening adopting families in order to select the best home for your child;
  5. available to meet your needs 24 hours a day; and
  6. licensed and have qualified staff, ready to support you whenever you need it.


What kind of adoption plan is best for you?

In adoption today, you are able to develop an adoption plan that you feel will meet your needs and will be best for your baby. Some things to consider include:

  • Do you want to choose the adoptive family?
  • Would you like to meet the adoptive family?
  • Would you rather have your agency select a family for you?
  • Do you want the adoptive family in the Labor/Delivery Room?
  • Do you want to spend time alone with the baby in the hospital?
  • Would you like updates regarding how your child is progressing?
  • Would you like to have an ongoing relationship with the adoptive family?
  • Would you rather not have much contact with the family?
  • Do you want to talk with the family on the phone?
  • Do you want any friends or family members involved in your adoption plan?
  • Is the birthfather going to be involved with you or not?