If you’re facing an unexpected pregnancy and considering adoption, it’s essential to learn all you can about this loving, emotionally complex choice. Getting the information you need ensures you make the right decision for you. While financial resources are available to help cover pregnancy-related costs, receiving payment in exchange for placing your baby for adoption is illegal.
Read on to learn more about adoption—including financial support options. Or, if you want to talk to someone in person about your pregnancy choices, contact Alpha Center to connect with one of our caring team members. All appointments and resources are free and confidential.
How Does Adoption Work?
Adoption is full of options. When choosing adoption, you will work with an adoption counselor to create a plan, which outlines the details of what you want to happen.
Some details you can choose include:
- The adoptive family
- The type of adoption plan: open, semi-open or closed
- If and how often you communicate with your child and the family you choose
- How much information the adoptive family knows about you
An adoption counselor will guide you through what adoption might look like in your situation as you consider whether or not making an adoption plan is right for you.
There are many resources available to help you financially and emotionally if you decide this is the right path for you. For example, many adoption agencies offer mental health counseling before, during, and after the adoption process to ensure you feel informed and supported.
Financial support is also available to help cover medical and material costs associated with your pregnancy and birth. An adoption counselor can help explain all these available resources.
It’s essential to know that receiving payment in exchange for placing your baby for adoption is illegal. If an adoption agency or consultant uses this language, avoid them.
Facing an unexpected pregnancy can feel overwhelming, especially as you consider your options. However, you’re not alone. At Alpha Center, we’re here for you with free resources and medically accurate information that can help you make an informed decision about how to move forward. We care about your journey.
Contact us today to schedule your free, confidential appointment.