Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy? If so, you have a number of options. You may choose to parent the baby yourself. You may choose to pursue an adoption. You may choose to have an abortion. Or you may choose to rely on a friend or family member to take care of the baby.
If you're pregnant and considering adoption, the process can seem overwhelming at first. You might have fears that you’re “giving up” your baby. But the more you learn about adoption, the more you come to realize it doesn’t mean that at all. Adoption means you are making plan for your child’s future.
It’s common to think that adoption means you’re "giving up" your baby. But that's not what it means at all. Adoption means you want what’s best for your child, and that you are considering all of your options in seeking to give your child the best life possible.
Adoption language can be an unknown (and sometimes uncomfortable) terrority if you're not familiar with it. Luckily, we have created a list of terms and definitions to help clarify some of the terms you will hear frequently throughout your adoption journey!