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Get the Inside Scoop on Modern Adoption

What is modern adoption?Modern adoption has changed so much from how adoptions used to go. In a modern adoption, you have the power to choose your baby’s adoptive parents, how much you’d like to stay in contact in the future, and how things go down in the hospital. “Modern adoption” is also called “open adoption.”
 
We’re showing you the inside scoop on what modern adoption looks like nowadays! Here are what women who made a modern adoption plan have to say about it!
 
For privacy, we’ve removed everyone’s names.
 
“I’m so grateful that with open adoption, I’m able to know how my baby is doing and see updates on her.”
 
“My son knows that I’m his birth mother (he calls me his “tummy mommy”). We visit once a year, and his adoptive parents share photos and videos of him on Instagram all the time so I can see him grow up! Once he gets older and starts asking about his birth mom and why I placed him, his parents will have that info to share with him.”
 
“Choosing modern adoption for my three-year-old daughter sure wasn’t easy. I did it because knew I couldn’t give her the life I wanted to. It helped that I could hand-pick her adoptive parents, and stay in touch. I wanted her to be with an active and outgoing couple who could keep up with her! Being able to put her through college was a must for me. Even though this was such a hard decision, I feel peace knowing she’s with the perfect couple, that I was able to pick out for her!”
 
“I took a long time picking out the adoptive parents for my baby boy. This was such a big decision, so I needed to be picky about it! At eight and a half months pregnant, I chose a couple who followed the same religion as me and had strong Christian values. It’s important to me that my son’s brought up with morals and values, so I was so relieved to find them!”
 
 

Would you like to talk with someone who’s made a modern adoption plan? To get connected with one of Lifetime’s peer counselors, just text or call us at 1-800-923-6784.
 
Our peer counselors have been where you’re at now, and are here for you!

What Can Adoptive Parents Offer My Child?

Hopeful adoptive parents Eric and AmandaIf you’ve decided that making an adoption plan is the best choice for you and your child, you might be wondering about the waiting adoptive parents on our website. What do they have to offer your child?

Here’s a list of just 10 of the many things that an adoptive family can offer your child through an open adoption:

1. Love

2. Stable home-life

3. Financial security

4. Emotionally ready & willing to be a parent

5. One or two parent home

6. Ability to provide sports, hobbies, music, etc.

7. Welcoming grandparents & other relatives

8. Quality medical, dental & eye care, and education

9. Vacations, opportunity to travel

10. Stay-at-home mom (if desired)

11. Knowledge that his or her birth parents cared enough to choose the best for their child’s life

The info in this post is from the short adoption book So I Was Thinking About Adoption. You can get a FREE e-book version of this book! Just click on the image below:

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Adoption Counseling Available As You Make Your Decision

Learn about the adoption counseling we offerAdoption is a major decision and most women thinking about it need all the support, listening, and answers they can get. Adoption Agency Florida offers third-party licensed counseling and peer support from birth mothers. These birth mothers have placed a child for adoption, so they know what you’re going through! They’re here to listen and help other women moving through adoption.

You may be worried about who’s on the other end of the line, and whether or not they’re in the best place to give you advice about your pregnancy choices. All of the coordinators at Adoption Agency Florida who answer the phone have helped many women talk through their options. Calls are totally confidential, and the coordinators are qualified to help you by listening carefully to your concerns, offering helpful resources to you, and making sure you know you aren’t alone. They’ll share with you where to find insurance and financial resources, free legal advice and scholarship opportunities.

The sooner you have all the info about adoption, the sooner you’ll feel self-assured that you’re making an informed choice that is right for you and your baby. Our caring Adoption Coordinators will connect you with licensed counseling and make peer counseling available to you.

Having an honest conversation with someone who won’t tell anyone else is priceless. Remember, your call to Adoption Agency Florida is confidential: the person on the phone won’t share your feelings or information with anyone else. You can trust that you’re safe, so try to be as honest and open as you can about your feelings and situation.

No matter if you’re still thinking about adoption, moving through the adoption process, or have already placed, licensed counseling and peer support are available to you!

Contact Adoption Agency Florida today to find out how you could connect with another birth parent that once was where you are today! Just call or text us at 1-800-923-6784.

“How Could a Woman Ever Give Away Her Baby?!”

When they hear about a woman choosing adoption, some people wonder, “how could anyone give up their baby?” In reality, adoption isn’t giving up your baby. It means giving your baby a better life than you can give her right now. Here’s a short video sharing the some of the reasons why women choose adoption:


Why Do Women Choose Adoption?
from Lifetime Adoption on Vimeo.

In the video, one birth mother’s story is read. She turned to adoption after getting pregnant her sophomore year of high school. Both her and her baby’s father came to the realization that they couldn’t manage being parents just then. Without even a high school education, there aren’t too many jobs out there that would pay the money needed to raise a baby. They created an adoption plan where they chose the adoptive parents for their son. Now, he’s a happy six-year-old boy. They love getting updates on him through Facebook, and they also visit him.

Some of the reasons that women choose adoption for their babies include:

  • No support from the baby’s father
  • A jail sentence
  • College or career plans
  • Involvement with CPS
  • Rape
  • The desire for a stable two-parent family for her child

If you’re thinking about adoption, call Adoption Agency Florida at 1-877-383-6847 or email us to get more info.