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If you’re pregnant and considering adoption in Texas, you are facing one of the hardest decision you have probably ever had to make. It is a decision that takes courage, strength, and selflessness, but most of all, love. That being said, the choice to place your child for adoption should not be made lightly or without learning about all of your options.

Adoption Choices of Texas has compiled a short, simple list of a few pros and cons of placing a baby up for adoption in Texas so that you can be fully informed when making your decision.

Pros:

  • By choosing adoption, you will be blessing an adoptive family with the beautiful gift of a child. Without adoption, some families would not be able to have children at all. You are a true miracle to these families.
  • If you choose an open adoption, you will get to know how your child is doing. Instead of spending time wondering what could have been, you will be able to see your child grow up if you choose to have an open adoption in Texas. You’ll be able to watch them grow into their own person. This is often a source of comfort and healing for birth mothers who are working to move past their adoption.
  • You may gain an extended family through your child’s adoptive family. Through open adoption, many birth families and adoptive families form strong bonds of love and respect. The adoptive family will be forever connected to you, and you will be forever connected to them.
  • You can pursue your educational or career goals and dreams without also worrying about taking care of a child.
  • You will have financial assistance during your adoption process which may include a safe place to live during your pregnancy, medical care, and supportive counseling.

When a birth mother can see her child happy and well-cared for, she can begin to accept that this was the best decision for both her and her child. There will also be support available 24/7 from your adoption specialist if you need help through any difficult times.

Cons:

  • During your nine months of pregnancy, you will likely feel connected to your child and form a bond with him or her. This can make it difficult to let go and place the child with their adoptive family, even if you know it is the right choice.
  • The grieving process is not easy. Many birth mothers experience feelings of guilt, shame and depression after placing their children for adoption. It can take months or years for you to sort through these feelings, even when you know that your choice was what you felt was best for your child.
  • Some of your family or friends may not understand your decision. It can be hard for those outside the situation to understand the modern adoption process, which can sometimes lead to insensitive comments or even anger.

Again, there will be support available 24/7 from your adoption specialist.

While it’s true that there are many benefits of adoption, it is not a one-size-fits-all option for every unplanned pregnancy. If you’re not sure what to do and you are considering adoption in Texas, call us at 855-304-4673 (HOPE) now. Whether you want to learn more about giving a baby up for adoption, pros and cons of adoption in Texas, the adoption process, or want information about how to find an adoptive family in Texas, you can contact us 24/7.

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