Could adoption be right for me?

While it can be a difficult one to make, adoption can be an incredibly selfless and loving decision for your pregnancy. Although adoption is often not the first thought many have when faced with an unexpected pregnancy, it can provide a positive future for both you and your child. Choosing adoption doesn’t mean you don’t love your child; on the contrary, adoption empowers you to provide a life for your child that he or she may not otherwise have.

Did you know? 

  • You can select a specific adoptive family for your child.
  • Each year, thousands of American women make the choice to select an adoptive family for their child.
  • There is often no cost for adoption services should you choose an adoption plan for your child.
  • 90 percent of adopted children over the age of 5 have positive feelings regarding their adoption.
  • Well over half of all adopted children eat dinner with their families 6 nights a week.
  • We are not compensated in any way for adoption placements. We are here to support you no matter what decision you make.
  • Mississippi law states that you can’t sign any paperwork regarding your adoption until 72 hours after you give birth.

Adoption Types

There are three common types of adoption: closed, semi-open, or open. These types determine the level of correspondence you wish to have with the adoptive family and your child in the future. You can choose to have no contact at all, or to have an ongoing relationship with your child and the adoptive family by opting to receive updates and photos periodically.

Why adoption?

There are many families who can’t have children or have a heart for adoption and are eager to adopt and provide a loving home for a child. Families who wish to adopt go through a careful screening process including background checks and home studies to make sure they are financially and emotionally ready to be parents. Often, these families will create a family profile book where they share their story, heart for adoption, and photos.

We are here to listen and can assist you in connecting with an adoption agency in the area. A decision like this can take a lot of time and we would love to walk with you through this journey. Contact Starkville Pregnancy Care Center to learn more about adoption today.