Did you know that with adoption:
- You decide your baby’s future
- You can select the parents
- You are always in control of your decision
- You can choose whether to remain involved in your baby’s life or not be involved
Let us help you sort through the information you need to make the right decision about your baby.
Here are some MYTHS and FACTS to consider:
- MYTH: Birth parents who care about their child would never consider adoption.
- FACT: Birth parents who make adoption plans are really loving and caring people.
- MYTH: A birth parent will never know anything about her child and his or her adoptive parents in the following years.
- FACT: As a birth parent, you can help to develop an adoption plan that has the level of openness you want to have.
- MYTH: Adoption is an irresponsible solution to an unplanned pregnancy
- FACT: Just because you got pregnant doesn't mean you are ready to be a parent. It takes courage to place the needs of your child ahead of your own.
- MYTH: A birth parent will eventually forget about the child she/he relinquished for adoption.
- FACT: If you make an adoption plan for your child, you will never forget and will never want to forget your child.
- MYTH: All adopted children will grow up to have serious psychological problems.
- FACT: When children are placed with adoptive families who are knowledgeable and sensitive, with the agency continuing to support them, the risk of psychological problems is no greater for adopted children than for biological children.
- MYTH: A child does not really need a father.
- FACT: Two-parent families where fathers take their responsibilities seriously and parents support each other are important for a healthy childhood.
- MYTH: No one can love a child as much as the birth mother can.
- FACT: Adoptive parents can love their children as fully and selflessly as biological parents, as much as if they had given birth to them.