Making an adoption plan (planning for your baby’s future) is a decision that takes courage and maturity, and it involves considering the needs and best interests of the child. One of the more difficult situations you can face is an unplanned pregnancy, especially if you are young and single. The responsibilities of being a single mom may seem overwhelming. Each year over 50,000 women in America make this choice.

Many types of adoption plans are available:

Confidential Adoption. Provides total confidentiality for adoptive parents and birth parents.

Semi-open Adoption. Gives both families an opportunity to develop a relationship over time through an intermediary. It permits sharing some information.

Open Adoption. Gives everyone involved the opportunity to communicate directly with each other. There is open sharing of identifying information about birth parents and adoptive families. There is continued contact after placement of the baby. Pictures, letters, and visits may be arranged.