When you got pregnant, you were in shock. You love the idea of having a child, but you aren’t in a position to care for them. On top of that, your boyfriend doesn’t want to have kids.
You don’t feel comfortable with the alternatives, so you’ve decided to go through with the pregnancy with the intention to have your child adopted by another couple. It’s a confusing decision to make, but you know that this is going to be a good opportunity for your child if you can find the right family.
Why should you consider working with an attorney?
When you decide to place your child for adoption, it’s a major decision. You’re giving a beautiful gift to another family, but you need to be the one who creates the rules and sets boundaries. You need to know your legal rights before and after the adoption, including what happens if you decide to keep your child after their birth.
Getting an education about the adoption process is important. It’s not really as simple as picking a random couple and giving your child to them. There are many steps and procedures to follow, and you may be confused or overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done. Your attorney can help with things such as:
- Finding an adoptive family
- Educating you about the process of placing your child for adoption
- Explaining your rights prior to and after the adoption takes place
Setting up an adoption plan with an attorney, gives you the ability to move forward with more confidence. If you’re not ready to be a parent or want to give the gift of a child to another family, your attorney can help.