Teen Pregnancy: Choosing adoption at 13, 14, 15…
By Ryan Yau
Facing an unplanned pregnancy as a teen can be difficult. Perhaps you are concerned about the reactions of your parents or peers. However, if you are considering options for your baby, adoption is a great option for your child.
Creating an Adoption Plan
When you choose adoption with an agency in Arizona, we provide you with the services of an adoption specialist. Your specialist is trained to help you throughout the adoption process and can help you plan your adoption. The adoption plan is tailored to your needs and can help cover your financial and medical requirements. Things like housing and fool are covered under the financial plan. This ensures that things go as smoothly as possible, so you don’t have to worry throughout the adoption process.
Types of Adoption
While your adoption is being planned, you get a lot of say in how your adoption will play out. You will get to choose what type of adoption you want for your child. Here are some popular types of adoption:
- Open adoption, in which you exchange contact information with the adoptive family. This means you can visit your child and potentially play a part in their life.
- Semi-open adoption, in which you receive updates from the agency about your child. You can know how your child is doing, though you cannot visit them. However, you may be able to contact the adoptive parents via the agency if you choose later.
- Closed adoption, in which you do not receive contact information or updates about your child. If you choose a closed adoption, you cannot visit your child after adoption.
The type of adoption you go for is a completely personal choice and should be based on your needs.
You will also get to pick your child’s adoptive parents. With our adoption agencies in Arizona, all parents go through a screening process. This ensures that they will be able to provide a loving and caring home for your child. We also make sure that they have the financial stability to raise a child. Therefore, you can rest assured knowing that whoever you pick will be able to give your child a good life.
Counseling Services During the Adoption Process
Though adoption can be rewarding, it can also be difficult, especially for a young mother. Part of our services include counseling services, which can be beneficial throughout the adoption process. With our adoption agencies in Arizona, you can receive the help of a professional counselor to work through any difficult feelings.
If you enjoy finding community with others, you may want to find a birth mother support group to join. These are groups of birth mothers who have gone through the same adoption process. Meeting and talking to others with similar experiences is a good way to understand and process your feelings.
Is Adoption a Bad Choice for a Teen Mother?
If you are pregnant and a teen, it is unlikely that you will be able to raise a child. You may be deciding between placing your baby for adoption and abortion. While the decision is completely personal, we believe there are benefits to choosing adoption.
You may have heard of the stigma that claims birth mothers who choose adoption are selfish. However, the opposite is true. Not only do you carry a baby through pregnancy, but you provide others with the chance to raise a child. Some adoptive parents may be unable to have their own children and need to look towards adoption. Furthermore, you allow your child the opportunity to live in a home with loving parents. In this way, adoption can only be seen as a selfless act.
While it can be tough to go through pregnancy, especially as a teen, it can be rewarding as well. Pregnancy creates a unique bond between you and your child. If you choose an open adoption, you can even play a role in your child’s life. Creating and strengthening this bond can help enrich both of your lives.
Choosing Adoption as a Teen Mother
We are dedicated to helping all birth mothers choose adoption, no matter the situation. If you want to learn more about the adoption process, Adoption Choices of Arizona can keep you informed. This will allow you to make the decision that is best for you.