Making The Decision
Making the decision to voluntarily place your child for adoption is one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make and should never be taken lightly.
However, it can also be one of the most beautiful situations you choose to create. Placing your child for adoption requires a level of love for your child that many will never understand. It requires you as the birth parent acknowledging and accepting the fact that for whatever reason, you cannot provide the life your child deserves and you are willing to allow another family to provide that life for your child. As you think through your current situation and whether or not you can adequately provide for your child, consider these points of what is necessary to raise your child:
- Do you have a positive support system, i.e. family, friends, to help you through good times and through times of struggles?
- Do you have a consistent source of income that is not dependent on someone else or the government?
- Do you have clean and stable housing?
- Do you have access to consistent transportation, medical care, educational institutions, child care, and food sources?
- Do you have a history of mental health issues or substance abuse that would make taking care of a child challenging or impossible?
- Have you ever had other children taken by the state and placed into foster care?
- Is it just not the right time to have and raise a child?
If you answered “no” to any of these questions and you would like to know more about the private adoption process, please call or text (502)370-5055 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have without any pressure or judgment.