Like many experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, you might not want to have an abortion, yet you aren’t ready to be a parent at this point in your life. Or maybe you already have other children, but you just can’t handle another baby right now. Whatever your situation – adoption is an option.
Many people have misconceptions about adoption which is why it is good to get accurate information from a source you can trust. At Focus Women’s Center, we can help answer some frequently asked questions about adoption and provide you with a list of agencies. As part of our Pregnancy Verification and Consultation appointment, you will be offered information on adoption so that you can decide what is the best choice for you.
If you are considering adoption, it is a great idea to meet with a counselor at an adoption agency to get more information so that you can decide if this is the best option for you. An adoption counselor can answer all of your questions and also offer support in your decision-making process. If you choose to move forward with an adoption, you and your counselor will go over all the details – everything from what family you choose and what type of adoption you want, to what your birth plan will look like. For a list of licensed adoption agencies in Illinois, click here.
LOOKING TO ADOPT?
Focus Women’s Center does not aid in adoptions. We provide our patients with general information on adoption, as well as a list of agencies in our area. If you found our page and are looking to adopt, we suggest you check out the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services webpage for more information on adoption.
Common Questions About Adoption
I don’t want my baby to go into foster care. If I place my baby for adoption, will he/she have to go into foster care?
Will my child be loved and cared for? How can I be sure of this?
What if I change my mind after birth?
Once I call an adoption agency, will they pressure me into adoption?
Will my baby ever know who I am? Will I get to know my child or the adoptive family?
Will I have to pay for my medical expenses?
Will people think less of me if I choose adoption for my baby?
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). (2020) Adoption. Retrieved from https://www.adoptioncenterofillinois.org/placing-a-child/adoption-process/