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When Should I Make an Adoption Plan?

April 29, 2022

Birth mothers have a lot of important decisions to make about the future, and many birth mothers feel a little overwhelmed about the adoption process. This is completely normal, and no birth mother should walk through this experience alone. Many birth mothers ask when they should make an adoption plan. The truth is, it’s never too late to make an adoption plan. Some women feel certain about adoption in the first trimester while others need more time to sit with the idea.

If you do feel confident in choosing adoption for your preborn child, don’t wait to reach out to an adoption consultant. While you can make an adoption plan at any point, there are a few benefits to starting the process earlier in pregnancy.

Take Your Time With The Big Decisions

Many birth mothers don’t realize how many big decisions come with making an adoption plan. From choosing an open or closed adoption to deciding what you need to share with the birth father, it can feel like there’s a lot on your shoulders. If you can start the process earlier in pregnancy, you’ll have more time to sift through these important decisions so that you can move forward with confidence.

Choosing An Adoptive Family

It’s important to know that your preborn child will grow up in a home that you feel at peace about. This is a big decision, but you don’t have to make it alone. If you feel stuck, we’ll help you make a list of values to make the process feel a little less overwhelming.

Ask Questions About Your Specific Circumstances

We know that every birth mother has a different story, and these circumstances impact the decisions you will make in the adoption process. It’s important to talk with an adoption consultant so that you can understand all of the legal considerations in your state. There is no such thing as a “bad question” when it comes to the adoption process, and it’s important to make an adoption plan that is tailored to your situation.

So, when should you make an adoption plan? You should start when you feel ready. There are benefits to starting the process early, but you can start it at any time. If you’d like to chat with an adoption consultant, fill out our quick contact form, and we will reach out to you shortly!