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Can I Hide My Adoption Plans?

Can I hide my adoption plans?If you’re pregnant and making an adoption plan for your baby, it’s great to have a reliable support system. However, some women don’t have any support to lean on throughout their adoption process. Some pregnant women ask “can I hide my adoption plans?”

Adoption is such a personal decision, and one that’s not easy to make. It’s important to know that you shouldn’t hide your plans of adoption from your baby’s father. After all, he’s this child’s parent too. If you’re uncomfortable telling him or if you’re scared for your safety, Lifetime can help you share the news with him. Or, we can contact an adoption attorney who can give suggestions on how to proceed.

Today, Lifetime is sharing info about confidential adoptions.

What’s a Confidential Adoption?

In a confidential, closed adoption, the birth mother chooses to keep her identity private. In a closed adoption, she has no contact with the adoptive family during or after the adoption process.

Some women who have wished to keep their adoption plans hidden from certain friends or relatives have created a closed adoption to help them keep their privacy. Even though most modern adoptions today are open or semi-open, you can still choose a closed adoption. But closed adoption does come with challenges. Your child may grow up not knowing your identity, and without a way to contact you in the future.

Hiding Your Pregnancy and Choosing Confidential Adoption

Some women can hide their growing bellies easier than others. They wear certain clothing or avoid people they don’t want to know the news. Keeping your pregnancy hidden might be difficult, but it can be done. Women may choose make a confidential adoption plan to:

  • Avoid a verbally or physically abusive relationship
  • Find support from family members or friends in another location
  • Hide their adoption plan from specific family members or friends, for various reasons.

In some situations, there are advantages to a confidential adoption. For women in an abusive situation, keeping adoption confidential may be important to protect both her and her baby. In other situations, women can avoid conflict with unsupportive friends or family members.

Disadvantages to Closed Adoptions

It’s important to know what the challenges are with a closed adoption before you consider this option. If you hide your pregnancy, you might have a difficult time getting the services you need, like prenatal care and adoption counseling. Plus, if you hide the fact that you’re making an adoption plan from your baby’s father, it can prevent the adoption from happening.

If you keep your adoption under wraps from your friends and family members, you’d miss out on their support during (and after) the adoption placement. Keeping such a significant life decision a secret in the long-term can be very emotionally challenging. It can make it more difficult to process emotions of grief and loss after placement. Because of these reasons, Lifetime recommends a closed adoption only if it is necessary for the safety of yourself and your child.

Why Should I Share My News?

Even though it might seem impossible now, telling just a few select friends or family members about your adoption plan may actually be a comfort to you. You may be surprised to find that they’re genuinely supportive of your confidential adoption plan, not disappointed in you.

But not everyone feels comfortable sharing the news of their pregnancy and adoption plans. If this sounds like your situation, we can help you learn how to best share about your pregnancy.

If you’re pregnant and thinking about a confidential adoption plan for your baby, know that Lifetime respects your privacy. We’ll provide all of the services, support, and guidance you need while keeping your adoption plan confidential.

Call us anytime at 1-800-923-6784 for free information. Your call is completely confidential and doesn’t obligate you to continue with an adoption plan.

This National Adoption Hotline Helps You Get Answers, Privately

Looking at the National Adoption Hotline on FacebookWhen you’re experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and thinking about adoption, chances are you’re not ready to announce that news to the world. Right now, what you need is to be able to ask your questions about adoption privately.

The National Adoption Hotline gives you confidential answers to all of your adoption questions! Plus, you can call the adoption hotline anytime of the day or night, 24/7.

When you call the National Adoption Hotline at 1-800-923-6602, you can learn about your adoption privately. This hotline hears from lots of women who have just started to think about adoption. They need to learn more about the adoption process without anyone finding out. If you’re hoping for confidential advice about adoption, this hotline is perfect for you! And, we want to note that you’re not obligated to do adoption just by calling the hotline.

The National Adoption Hotline is here to give you answers to your questions privately. They’ve even helped women set up a last-minute adoption plan from the hospital. Here’s their phone number again: 1-800-923-6602. If you’re don’t feel comfortable talking on the phone about adoption yet, you can visit their Facebook page, National Adoption Hotline. That page is packed with adoption info, and they also post profiles about adoptive families.

The National Adoption Answer Line is able to help you today, no matter if:

  • You’re pregnant and considering an adoption plan for your baby
  • You want info on making an adoption plan at the last minute
  • You’re hiding the fact that you’re pregnant and need advice
  • You’re trying to keep CPS (Child Protective Services) out of your life
  • You’re thinking about adoption for your child

The National Adoption Hotline has qualified and experienced staff available 24/7 to answer your questions and give you needed referrals. Their experts are standing by to answer all of your questions about how adoption works.

Call the National Adoption Hotline at 1-800-923-6602 for free, or check them out on Facebook:

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