If you are currently pregnant and you are not sure that you want to raise the child, you always have the option of adoption. There are a few things that you should know about putting a child up for adoption.
#1 Adoption Is Always Your Choice
You should understand that the choice to put your child up for adoption is a choice that only you can make. No one can pressure you into making that choice. It is a choice that you alone, as the mother of the child that you are carrying, can make. The father of the child or even your own parents cannot make this choice for you. It is a choice that you should take the time to think about and reflect on before you make. Adoption is a beautiful process and may be the right step for you. However, it is important to remember that the choice to put your child up for adoption is ultimately up to you and no one else.
#2 You Can Be Involved In The Parent Selection Process
When you put your child up for adoption, you don't have to just let any family adopt your child. You can work with an adoption agency that has vetted parents for the adoption process. The agency should have done background checks and family visits to determine that the candidates that they put in front of you would make good parents. From there, it is up to you to look at the families and choose ones that fit the vision of life you have for your child. You can read information and interview potential adoptive parents in order to find a set of parents that share the values and ideals that you want your child to be raised with. You can help hand select the parents who will raise your child.
#3 You Can Be Involved In Your Child's Life
You can also set the terms of your adoption and make sure that you find parents that will agree with those terms. Make sure that the terms you set are written out and agreed upon via a legal document that is verified by an attorney. If you want to get yearly updates about your child, you can make those the terms. If you want to meet the child and be more actively involved in their life, you can set those terms as well. It is up to you to set the terms for how you want to be involved in your child's life in the future.
Adoption is a choice that you can make for your child if you are not in the position to raise your child. Remember it is your choice to make and you can be involved in choosing the people who will raise your child and in determining how involved you want to be in your child's life once they are adopted. For more information, visit a site such as http://www.achildsdream.org.