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Birth Families’ Frequently Asked Questions

These are a few questions and concerns birth parents may have when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. Please contact one of our experienced social workers to talk privately about these and other questions you may have. Our program is designed to inform you about all of your options, including adoption, so you may make an informed decision about your future.

1. Why do some people choose to place their baby for adoption?

Birth Parents place children for adoption for a variety of reasons including lack of finances, age, lack of stability, emotional issues, lack of emotional or financial support, or a desire to give their child opportunities they are currently unable to provide. Birth parents who choose adoption often sacrifice their own feelings to give their child a better chance in life.

It does not mean you, as a birth parent, don’t love your child. In fact, many times it means you love your child enough to choose another family to raise your child.

2. How can I give my baby away?

The decision not to parent is difficult and painful. Recognizing you are not prepared to be a parent at this time in your life takes much courage and self awareness. If you make a plan of adoption for your child, you can select the adoptive family and be involved from the start to ensure your child has the best future possible. You are not “giving your baby away,” but you are making sure your child has loving parents who are ready emotionally and financially for the lifelong commitment of raising a child. Choosing adoption for your child is the most loving and unselfish decision you can make if you feel you are not ready to give your child the life you feel he or she deserves. The decision not to be a parent, when accompanied by an adoption plan, is not abandonment.

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