Are you pregnant and looking into adoption for your baby? You’re not alone.
Bierly & Rabuck have helped countless women in your situation place their babies with loving adoptive families that have been waiting and hoping for child. We partner with other adoption professionals in Pennsylvania and across the country to help you find the perfect adoptive family for your baby and to give you the information and support you need when you’re considering adoption.
However, we know that adoption isn’t right for everyone. If you’re thinking about adoption for your baby in Pennsylvania, here are some of the things you should know that may help you make a decision.
How Your Baby Would Benefit from Adoption
Adopted children have been shown to have better health care and educational opportunities than non-adopted children and are less likely to live in poverty than children who aren’t adopted. They’re also more likely to be sung to, told stories, read to and participate in extracurricular activities on a daily basis than children who aren’t adopted.
If you’re not ready to raise this baby — financially, emotionally, or mentally — that’s alright. There is an adoptive couple out there who has carefully planned for a baby and would be honored to raise yours as part of their family. Adopted children are loved, cared for and treasured.
How You Would Benefit from Adoption
If you’re not able to raise this baby and thinking about adoption, then the immediate benefits are obvious: you wouldn’t have to parent this child, but you could still see your baby raised by a loving family and growing up happy and provided for. In addition, you’d be able to pursue your goals in your education, career and personal life.
For many women, avoiding an abortion is also a benefit, as the procedure can be financially costly and emotionally difficult for them. Adoption is also emotionally difficult, but adoption services are always free to you, and counseling is available to help support you throughout the pregnancy.
What to Consider When You’re Considering Adoption
Assessing where you are in your life right now is the best place to start. Are you able to raise this baby at this point? Can you afford an abortion if that’s what you want?
Then assess where you want to be. How would this unplanned pregnancy affect your future based on the decision you make? Could adoption help you get to where you want to be in your future, and provide the kind of future you want for your baby?
Remember that through an open adoption, you can maintain the amount of contact that you want with your baby and the adoptive family you choose. You’ll be able to communicate with your child and the adoptive family before, during and after the adoption.
Every choice in the adoption process is yours to make — nobody else’s.
If you’d like to learn more about what to do when you are thinking about adoption in Pennsylvania, you can contact Bierly & Rabuck to begin the adoption process now.