Will My Child End Up in Foster Care if I Place Them for Adoption?

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It’s natural to have concerns about placing your child for adoption. There are numerous misconceptions surrounding this pregnancy option, and receiving accurate information can help put your mind at ease.

In short, placing your child for adoption does not mean they’ll end up in foster care. Moreover, carefully selecting the adoptive parents helps ensure they’ll be in a loving, safe environment.

We understand why you may be fearful of adoption. Soundview Pregnancy Services provides information on the adoption process and your rights, and we’ll also offer referrals to adoption resources.

We’re Here to Address Your Concerns

If you are worried about adoption, this reaction is more common than you may think. Some people believe that adoption entails “giving up a child” or “putting them into the system.” But it’s crucial to recognize that these are misconceptions.

When you create an adoption plan and select a family for your child, they will not go into the foster care system. Taking these steps ensures they go into the family’s custody.

Children in the foster care system are under state jurisdiction. This means that their biological parents cannot care for them safely at that time, and they must be placed in a more secure foster home.

During the adoption process, you select the type of adoptive family you want your child to have. You also choose the adoption plan that works for you. Open, semi-open, and closed adoptions provide different privacy and communication levels, so you can find one that suits your needs best.

If you are considering adoption but have further questions about your child’s well-being, speaking with an adoption attorney, birthparent advocate or child protective services caseworker (if applicable) is vital. They’ll answer your questions and provide the information you need about every step of this process.

Remember, as the birth mother, you are in control. Your wishes will be respected, and you won’t pay for adoption services. Your needs are critical during this time.

Have More Questions?

Soundview Pregnancy Services can connect you to the resources you need most. We also offer medical services through our affiliated medical professionals.

Make a no-cost and confidential appointment today to learn more about adoption.