Abortion is associated with mental health risks, including depression. 

If you feel that parenting isn’t an option for you right now, creating an adoption plan is a primary way to avoid depression caused by abortion.

Read on to learn more about what goes into making an adoption plan. Or, if you want to talk to someone about your pregnancy options, contact Cornerstone Women’s Resource Center to schedule a free, confidential appointment. 

Adoption Plans Give You Options

Adoption is a choice that is full of options. If you’re considering adoption, you will work with an adoption counselor to customize a plan that takes into account your needs and desires.

While every adoption plan is unique, it will fall into one of three categories:

Open Adoption

Open adoption gives you the most options. In this adoption plan, you get to choose the adoptive family, and you can also decide how often you want to communicate with the adoptive family and child. 

Open adoption allows you to have a relationship with the adoptive family and child by keeping the lines of communication and visitation options open. 

Semi-Open Adoption

Semi-open adoption is similar to open adoption, but a third party, usually the adoption agency, mediates all communication. 

This means that any letters, phone calls, or visits will be set up and implemented by the third party. 

Closed Adoption

Closed adoption is the most restricted plan. With closed adoption, you will not know anything about the adoptive family and child, and they won’t know anything about you. You will also have no communication. 

Next Steps

Adoption is a loving choice that allows you to avoid the depression that is associated with abortion. If you’re considering adoption, it’s essential to connect with an adoption counselor to learn all you can. 

At Cornerstone Women’s Resource Center, we’re here to provide free services, information, and resources that can help you feel supported to make an informed decision for your pregnancy. Contact us today to schedule your free, confidential appointment.