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Adoption is a choice available to all people facing an unplanned pregnancy. You are entitled to consult and begin planning with a reputable agency early in your pregnancy even if you are not yet sure you will choose adoption.
As the birth parent, you should have control over choosing the adoptive family and deciding how much contact you would like to have with them. The adoptive family can also pay for your expenses related to pregnancy and childbirth, such as medical fees and maternity clothing.
Most adoptions in the United States are open or semi-open. This means that the birth parent and adoptive family know each other and engage in some level of contact. Open adoptions can include face-to-face visits, phone calls, and/or the exchange of letters and photos. In semi-open adoptions, photos and letters are shared via the agency. Even if a birth parent is not interested in this kind of contact at the time of adoption, choosing an open or semi-open adoption leaves the door open to increased contact in the future. View more information on the laws in New York. If you live in another state, or want more information on adoption in New York, contact Choice Network Ohio or Friends in Adoption for more information.
If you are interested in learning more about adoption, visit Choice Network Ohio or Friends in Adoption. Both are reputable agencies that operate nationwide, are certified by the Abortion Care Network, and maintain pro-choice values. If you are undecided, they will not pressure you to choose adoption rather than terminate your pregnancy. If you choose to continue in the adoption process, they will work with you to develop an adoption plan and select an adoptive family that you feel comfortable with.