Adoption is a selfless and sometimes difficult road. But, you don’t have to walk it alone. Women’s Resource Center is here to support you, each step of the way. We would be happy to connect you with our trusted adoption partners! They will educate you on your rights as the birth parent, and help you create an adoption plan – all on your terms.
To consider whether adoption is right for you, start by asking some questions.
What are the types of adoptions?
Open Adoption. The birth mother and adoptive family have some personal interaction based on a written agreement. The parties can contact each other directly without the mediation of the adoption agency.
Semi-open Adoption. The birth mother and adoptive family can maintain contact with each other after the adoption is finalized. They send pictures and letters to each other on a set schedule. Communication is managed by the adoption agency.
Closed Adoption. The adoptive family receives only the medical and social history of each birthparent and their family. The birth mother can select the adoptive family based on non-identifying profiles, but is not expected to communicate with them.
Do I get to choose the adoptive parents?
Yes! As the birth mother, you decide what you’re looking for in a family for your child. You can narrow it down to race, values, religion, and even personality traits!
How long does the birth mother have to change her mind?
In Alabama, birth mothers have 5 days after birth to change their minds about the adoption.