Adoption can be an excellent solution to an unplanned pregnancy. It is a welcome alternative to raising a child a woman feels unprepared to raise. According to the National Committee for Adoption, there are 1.5 million American couples wanting to adopt children. Yet each year, while 1.6 million pregnancies are being terminated, only 50,000 new children are made available for adoption. For every couple that adopts, another 40 wait in line. Hollister Pregnancy Center receives letters weekly from couples longing to adopt a baby. There are even groups of prospective adoptive parents who specifically want to adopt disabled or special needs children.
Adoption is conducted very differently now than in years past. Today the birth mother is respected and empowered. She chooses the parents she wants for her child from resumes and interviews. The birth families and adoptive families get to know each other and often become friends during the pregnancy. Any degree of openness after the baby is born that is mutually agreed upon can be arranged. Hollister Pregnancy Center is not a licensed adoption agency. We refer to excellent organizations licensed and qualified to assist in the adoption process
Could adoption be right for you? One thing is certain; adoption has changed a lot in this generation. You are in the driver’s seat when making an adoption plan. You have lots of choices to consider
Do you want?
- An “Open” Adoption
- A “Semi-Open” Adoption
- A “Closed” Adoption
- A Private Adoption
- To use an Adoption Agency
- Your pregnancy ends with giving life
- You can feel positive and proud of your choice
- You will have plenty of time to plan your future and your baby’s future
- You can choose to hold, name and love your baby
- You can choose to have continued contact with your baby
Schedule a private appointment today, and we’ll help you understand all your options with adoption.
This information is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.