- An adoption plan is an individualized plan the birth mother puts in place to outline how she wants the process to move forward.
- An adoption plan provides clarity and security for the birth mother and adoptive family, ensuring everyone understands their role and responsibilities.
- When creating a plan, Adoption by Shepherd Care provides information and guides the birth mother through the decision-making process.
- An adoption plan is a valuable tool that allows birth mothers to create a plan that works best for their children and them, tailored to their preferences and desires.
Adoption by Shepherd Care, as a licensed adoption agency, knows that adoption is a life-changing decision for a birth mother and her child. That is why we are here to help make the process as smooth as possible, starting with understanding an adoption plan.
What is an Adoption Plan?
An adoption plan is a unique and individualized plan created by a birth mother that outlines her preferences. The plan includes selecting an adoptive family, determining the level of openness she wants with the family, how she would like the hospital experience to play out, and how much communication she would enjoy with the adoptive family and her child throughout their upbringing. It is a plan created with the support of an adoption professional from Adoption by Shepherd Care, who helps the birth mother navigate the adoption process and make informed decisions about her child’s future and her own.
Why is an Adoption Plan Important?
An adoption plan is important because it empowers the birth mother to have a say in her child’s future that works best for her and her. Additionally, it provides clarity and security for the birth mother and adoptive family. It sets expectations and boundaries, ensuring everyone understands their role and responsibilities. This can help prevent misunderstandings or conflicts and create a more positive adoption experience for all parties involved.
How is an Adoption Plan Created?
Creating an adoption plan is a collaborative process between the birth mother and the adoption professionals at Adoption by Shepherd Care. Adoption by Shepherd Care will provide information about the different types of adoption and guide the birth mother through the decision-making process. Once the birth mother decides to create an adoption plan, she will work with the agency to determine her preferences and desires.
The birth mother may choose the adoptive family by reviewing their profiles and meeting them in person to ensure they fit her child. She may also select the level of openness and communication she would like to have with them and her child. This can range from open adoption, where the birth mother has ongoing direct contact with the adoptive family and her child, to semi-open adoption, where communication is mediated by the adoption professional, to closed adoption, where there is no contact between the birth mother and the adoptive family.
An adoption plan is a valuable tool that allows birth mothers to create a plan that works best for their children and them. It’s a collaborative process tailored to the birth mother’s preferences and desires, ensuring that everyone understands their role and responsibilities.
If you’re a birth mother considering adoption, we encourage you to learn more about the process and the benefits of creating an adoption plan. At Adoption by Shepherd Care, we support you every step of the way.