Adoption is a Loving Option
If you are pregnant, you may believe that parenting and abortion are the only options available to you. If you do not feel that either of these options are right for you, this may cause you distress. However, there is a third option that we can help you research—adoption.
Adoption means you, as the birth parent, are voluntarily transferring your rights as the parent of your baby to another family. Choosing adoption means you want your baby to have a good life, but right now may not be the best time for you to be a parent.
Adoption is a brave, loving choice for your baby. When you place your baby for adoption, you are placing him or her with loving parents who can raise your baby to have the good life that you want for your baby.
In Texas, there are many resources available to help you decide whether adoption is the right choice for you and your baby. Each adoption is different, and help is available to make sure that the adoption process fits your and your baby’s needs.
If you choose adoption, the type of adoption that you want is entirely up to you. You may be able to select and meet the family who will adopt your baby. You can choose from one of two different types of adoptions for your baby.
An open adoption allows you to stay in contact with your baby as he or she grows up, perhaps through pictures, phone calls, or visits.
A closed adoption means there will be no contact between you and the family adopting your baby once the adoption is finalized.
You can speak with a family member, a Gabriel Angel, a spiritual or professional counselor, or a close friend to seek their advice on adoption. Since adoption is a big decision, you may want the support of those you trust when making this decision.
It is never too late to choose adoption for your baby. You can make this choice anytime during your pregnancy or even after your baby has been born.
We can help connect you to an organization in Texas that offers adoption services.
Taken from: A Woman’s Right to Know