Could adoption be a good option for you?  While it is often overlooked as an option for women facing unplanned pregnancies. There are plenty of reasons that women choose adoption. Learn more about how this might be the best choice for you.

Is adoption the right choice for me?

Each woman’s situation is different, and so your reasons for considering adoption will be unique. However, learning more about the reasons other women have chosen this process might help you discover if it is a path you want to follow.

Women choose adoption because:

  • They want to focus of school or their career
  • Their family is already complete
  • They are not in a financial position to raise a child
  • They are not in a safe or stable situation for a child
  • Neither abortion nor parenting are the right choice

Some benefits of choosing adoption include:

  • You can pursue earlier goals and plans.
  • You can live independently.
  • You will not have to parent before you are ready.
  • You will have the freedom to choose if you want to have a long-term relationship with the baby’s father.
  • You can feel good about your choice.
  • You will have plenty of time to plan your future and your baby’s future.
  • You can have continued contact with your child (in open adoption) and know how he or she is growing and developing.

Adoption Options

If you choose an open plan, you may select and get to know an adoptive couple before placement.  You can be assured of the love and protection they will offer your baby.  Your child will grow up knowing that you are a part of his or her life because you can have as much contact with your child as you decide to write into your plan.Adoption for me? Two kids hugging

There are also semi-open or confidential plans.  No two plans are alike because the people involved – birthparents, children, and adoptive parents – have varying needs and desires.

Agencies We Trust

Please contact these agencies for more information or if you have any questions about adoption.

Adoption Associates Inc. 

Catholic Charities West Michigan

You may have many questions about how it works. At PRC Grand Rapids, we can help you explore adoption as a pregnancy option and answer any questions you may have.

Make an appointment today to meet with one of our staff members to discuss your options.