Creating a Semi-Open Adoption Plan with Best Adoption Agencies in AZ
As a pregnant woman who is considering putting her baby up for adoption, it is likely you have been thinking about your adoption plan. In a semi-open adoption, the birth mother’s interaction with her child after he or she is placed with their adoptive family is supervised by your adoption caseworker through an online, secure and confidential portal called ChildConnect. Birth mothers often choose this type of adoption for both themselves and their child to avoid the complete disconnection of a closed adoption, or the lack of readiness or desire for an open adoption. No matter your reason for creating a semi-open adoption plan, the choices you make as the birth mother are what’s best for and will benefit both you and your baby.
Fortunately, Adoption Choices of Arizona is here to help you prepare yourself for the AZ adoption process. The more time you give yourself to focus on strengthening your adoption plan, the more time you will have to enjoy life during your pregnancy and begin planning for life after the baby’s birth.
- Lean on Those Closest to You for Support throughout Your Adoption Journey
Because pregnancy and adoption are personal experiences, you’d benefit from considering which friends and family you’d want by your side. Who would you confide in about your feelings on the pregnancy and adoption? Who would be there for you during this emotional experience? Who would you prefer to be with you during doctor’s appointments and the baby’s birth? Would you prefer your parents? Your baby’s father? A close friend? How would you feel about your child’s adoptive parents with you during these times? Consider who in your adoption support system are the best to assist and support you during important times on this journey.
- Begin the Search for an Adoptive Family for Your Child
Now that you’ve made the responsible decision of placing your child for adoption, it is time to find the adoptive family who will give your child the best life possible. What religion would you want them to follow? What are you looking for in family history? How would you feel about them having other children? Would you want the parents to have a large extended family? Where would you want them to live?
Once you find adoptive parents who meet the standards you desire, you are likely to feel more comfortable about placing your child with them.
- Consider How Much Contact You Want with Your Child Post Adoption
Because you are working on creating a semi-open adoption plan, you would likely benefit from deciding how much contact you’d want with your son or daughter. How often would you want to see him or her? Would you want him or her to meet any of your adoption support group? Where would you feel most comfortable spending time with your child? Might you consider spending the holidays with your child? Contemplate how you would rearrange parts of your life to build the best relationship with your child and adoptive parents.
- Make Sure You Stay Updated with Your Adoptive Parents through ChildConnect
In a semi-open adoption, you would be able to spend time with your child through ChildConnect, a secure and confidential portal that helps you connect with your child’s adoptive parents. While this option does not give the birth mother the freedom as an open adoption, it allows her to build a relationship with her child while watching him or her grow up.
If this is the route you are considering, it is important for you to remember to keep your third-party updated on major events in your life. Are you planning to move? Do you have a plan to leave town any time soon? Are you taking care of a loved one? Do you have a steady job? Allowing your third-party to have knowledge of these will assist them in setting up your outing with your child.
- Contemplate Your Future after the Baby is Born
After the tornado of emotions that came with your pregnancy and the adoption process, you are likely going to be able to return to life before and focus on bettering your future. Maybe you will be able to return to or start school. Maybe you will be able to go back to working. It is also possible you will be able to use this opportunity to focus on beginning a new career or relocate somewhere new.
Remember to Focus on the Reasons Why this Adoption Plan was Best Option
Though placing your baby for adoption will not likely be the easiest decision, it might help you to remember why you chose this route for both you and your child. Keep in mind how it will benefit both you and your baby. Your child will be able to grow up with two loving parents who are able to financially and emotionally care for him or her. You will more than likely be able to focus on bettering your future and becoming the woman your child would be proud of.
For adoption resources or to begin your adoption journey, birth parents can visit us at Adoption Choices of Arizona or call or text us at 1-480-900-5520. If you are an prospective adoptive family hoping to adopt a baby, please instead, visit us here!
Meet the author: Amanda Glover is a recent graduate from Savannah College of Art & Design in Atlanta, Georgia. She has earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Writing. Amanda is currently editing her first novel. Besides being a published novelist, her dreams include singing in a musical, becoming a figure skater, and traveling to Europe.
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