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Adoption Options: Agency Or Direct Placement?

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If you are pregnant and are not in a position to raise your child, you may be tempted to just get rid of the problem with an abortion. You may not be aware, but there are several studies that show the negative emotional effects of abortions. Fortunately, there are many alternatives to abortion that will likely result in a more favorable situation for both you and your child. 

Did you know that there are millions of couples who are currently waiting to adopt a baby? While you may not be in a good place to have a child, prospective parents are just waiting for a baby to be placed with them. As the birth mother, you are in complete control and have the final say of what happens with your child. There are many options to choose from, including but not limited to the following. 

Private Agency Adoptions

If you go to an adoption agency for help with your pregnancy, you should find eager support that will walk you through the entire process. The agency should help you to find adoptive parents for your baby, work out the adoption agreement, facilitate paying for all of your medical expenses from the adoptive parents, and more. You should feel comfortable coming to an adoption agency with your questions or simply to gather information. You do not have to be committed to an adoption in order to learn more about the process. You will be able to choose if you want an open or closed adoption. Open adoptions are those where you will occasionally have contact with your child's adoptive parents in order to get updates on how your child is growing. A closed adoption, on the other hand, is one where you will not have any further contact. 

Direct Placement

Direct placement is when you do not go through an adoption agency, but instead, find the adoptive family on your own. Do you know someone who is wanting to adopt? Some birth mothers reach out to adoptive parents directly and get the ball rolling. Obviously, to make the process legal, you will need to get a lawyer, but all fees should be paid for by the adoptive parents. 

While parenting may not be what's best for you at the moment, you can make sure that your child gets a safe and happy home to grow up in. What's more, you can grant a prospective couple the joy of raising your little one. 

For more information about adoption as an abortion alternative, contact a local agency.