When you encounter an unplanned pregnancy, there are a lot of resources and options to choose from to find the help and support you need. Likewise, when hopeful parents are searching for children to adopt, there are many avenues they can take. Over the centuries, many ethical and legal decisions have led to some significant governance in adoption policy and making the process safer for birth mothers, their babies, and the adoptive parents. In today’s post, we are going to discuss why birth mothers and adoptive parents choose to use an adoption agency over other options.
Why Birth Mothers Choose to Use an Adoption Agency
When you are facing an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy, you are certainly full of doubt and probably scared. In your search for options of what to do, you’ll encounter a lot of advice — not all of which is good advice. If you’ve decided that abortion is not an option and you want to give your baby up for adoption, you also have several options. Here are the top reasons birth mothers choose to use adoption agencies over other options.
They have resources for both the birth mother and baby.
Adoption agencies don’t simply serve as companies that find families for babies. Above all else, adoption agencies function as a resource for pregnant women. For instance, at AIM Adoptions, we can help set you up with prenatal services as well as assist you with gaining access to programs that can provide food and housing. We can help with transportation to prenatal appointments as well as counseling. Our mission is to support pregnant women to encourage healthy pregnancies and babies.
Agencies can do all the leg work.
Finding hopeful parents that share similar values and can provide a clean and loving home for a baby is not always easy. Plenty of people are looking to become parents that are not ready or are ill-intentioned. Adoption agencies have the ability to conduct home visits and inspections, background checks, and other testing and monitoring that a birth mother would not be able to do on her own. Additionally, agencies act as the liaisons between birth mother and hopeful parents so that the birth mother doesn’t have to deal with awkward meetings or negotiation of plans of care. When birth mothers work with an agency, they can feel better supported by an advocate on their side.
Adoption agencies offer a level of protection for all parties that no other avenue can.
When a birth mother decides to give her baby up for adoption, it is a selfless act of love. She knows that she cannot provide the best life for the child and seeks to find a loving family that can. Adoption agencies help to match birth mothers with hopeful parents to find the best possible outcome for the baby. In the birth mother and baby’s best interest, adoption agencies are able to vet families to ensure they are prepared and are the best and safest option for raising the child. This offers the birth mother peace of mind, knowing that the baby will be safe and have the life she wishes it to have.
Stay tuned for part two of this two-part series, where we will explore some of the reasons that hopeful parents also prefer to use adoption agencies over other options. At AIM Adoptions, we are dedicated to being Houston’s preferred adoption agency, advocating for the best turnout for birth mothers, their babies, and hopeful families. If you are looking for a Texas adoption agency, give us a call to discover what we can do for you and your baby.