12 Jul Should I place my child for adoption or have her go into “the system”
Choosing adoption is putting your child before yourself and giving them a gift of a healthy family and future. In adoption, you are in the driver’s seat. You choose the parents that will raise your child from a group of potential parents. You get to see how they live, their families, their faith, and their beliefs. You will know that these people have had a background check, have a clean record, have been interviewed, have references, and an adoption professional has gone through their home with a fine-toothed comb. In addition, you have the right to visit and Cradle of Hope will ensure that meetings go well between you and the adoptive family. The people who adopt your child will ensure that she will know your story and how much that you loved her and that is why you made the choice of adoption for her. She will have the opportunity to have a wonderful life, attend good schools and go to college. She will be raised by people who are ready to be parents.
If you place your baby “in the system” which could be your county’s Social Service Department or Child Protective Services, your parental rights could be taken away so you can no longer visit her or learn about her well-being. Someone else will decide who raises your child, who could wind up in a group home situation where people are being paid to care for her. She could be moved from one foster family to another and may not end up with the bright future you want for her.
If you have an unplanned pregnancy and are unable to raise your child, please call Cradle of Hope so that we can assist you on your adoption journey. If you have a small child and cannot continue to parent them, please call us at 301-905-9999. We are available 24/7.