Perhaps you don’t feel that parenting is the right fit for you. You have plans for college or are
pursuing a career that would be more difficult as a single parent. Adoption can be a great choice.

Below is more information about adoption, and the types of adoption plans you can choose from.
These days – as the birth mother – you have control over the plan you make for your child and
what kind of relationship you want with them now – and in the future. The decision is ultimately
up to you!

Is Adoption for Me?

No matter what you decide, you will always be a mother. No mother is fully ready for adoption –
or any other option. You are not alone in the challenges that come with this choice. Some women
choose adoption because of the circumstances they are facing in their life right now. If you’re
struggling financially, or emotionally, you may not feel ready to parent. These are all reasons to
consider adoption.

Talk more about this option in a safe place like Real Choices Chula Vista. We offer free options
consultations so you can get support where – and when – you need it.

Types of Adoption Plans

Which type of adoption plan is for you? There are three different options to choose from,
offering flexibility to you and the opportunity to decide what kind of relationship you want with
your child, if any.

Open Adoption

The most common type of adoption is open adoption. With an open adoption, you have open
communication with your child and the adoptive family you have chosen. You exchange names,
addresses, and phone numbers. Both parties work as a team to schedule visits with one another
and your child. Both parties decide what type of relationship they would like with each other.

Closed Adoption

Closed adoption is a lot like it sounds – the adoptive family and birth mom remain anonymous.
The child’s birth certificate and identifying information are sealed after everything is finalized
with the adoption.

Many women who choose this adoption plan feel they can get some sort of closure to their
journey. This may be a good fit if you are concerned for your child’s safety for any reason.

Semi-open Adoption

Semi-open adoption is a mix of open and closed adoption. Communication between you and your
child and the adoptive family is done through the adoption agency or specialist, you’ve chosen.

What’s My First Step?

First—find an agency (or attorney) that has a good reputation to work with. NO reputable
adoption attorney or agency should charge you for their services.

Our team is here to give you more information about your adoption choices, and how to take
your next step. Schedule an options consultation with us today.

Schedule an options consultation with us today.