A CARING CONNECTION -PREGNANCY SERVICES
Sometimes people may be faced with a pregnancy and feel that they are just not ready to take on the responsibility of parenting. At other times, due to other circumstances, adoption may be the option one feels is best.
People consider adoption for various reasons, most of which are very personal and hard for others to understand. Those who consider adoption come from all walks of life – some are professionals, some are already parenting, others are married, some are young, most feel that they want a different life for their child than what they can provide. Even though making an adoption plan is a difficult decision, this is a very loving way of making sure that your child has the future that you choose.
Types of Adoption
If you feel that you cannot parent the child that you are carrying at this time, you can make an adoption plan that best fits your needs. This is a plan that you make for your future and your baby’s future. There are a range of types of adoption plans.
A Caring Connection of Catholic Charities-Diocese of Lexington, provides voluntary infant adoption services. There are varying levels of adoption that determine if or what level of contact will be maintained between the birth parents (placing parents) and the adoptive family.
In an Open Adoption, you choose the adoptive family, have the opportunity to get to know them and maintain contact throughout the child’s life.
In a Semi-Open Adoption you may choose the adoptive family and may or may not meet. Letters and pictures may be exchanged through the agency. Identifying information is not exchanged.
A Closed Adoption can be chosen if you prefer not to have contact with the adoptive family. You still have the option of choosing the adoptive family. All of your health and non-identifying social information is still provided to the adoptive family so it may benefit the child.
In all of the above types of adoptions, confidentiality is extremely important. Only that information which you wish to provide to the adoptive family (other than medical, health and non-identifying social information) will be shared. You determine the type of adoption you wish to have and in doing so you choose the family who is also interested in the same level of contact. All of the above-named adoptions are legally the same.
This is your pregnancy. We can help provide support while you choose what you want for your child’s future.
Adoption can be an opportunity for you to take an active part in choosing the life that you think will be best for your child – a life which can include you.