Adoption | Keep the Baby | Understanding Your options

Facing an unplanned pregnancy or a crisis pregnancy can be overwhelming, and considering adoption for your baby may raise many questions and emotions. At, we understand the complexities of this decision and are here to offer non-judgmental support and guidance as you explore your options. Adoption professionals are committed to providing compassionate assistance with no obligation, empowering you to make the best choice for you and your baby.

Should I Keep the Baby?

The decision to make an adoption plan is deeply personal, and no one can dictate what you should or shouldn’t do. You owe no one an explanation about your decision to place a baby for adoption. People choose adoption for various reasons; some may lack the resources to provide for a child physically or emotionally, while others may not wish to parent at this time regardless of available resources.

Could I Keep the Baby?

Absolutely. Even if you choose to create an adoption plan during an unplanned pregnancy, there is no obligation to stick to that plan. You retain the right to change your mind at any point, even after selecting a family or giving birth. Your autonomy and agency in this decision are paramount, and you have the freedom to choose what’s best for you and your baby up until you choose to surrender your parental right in writing after the delivery.

Adoption | Keep the Baby | Understanding Your options

What is an Adoption Plan?

An adoption plan is a personalized roadmap outlining your preferences and wishes for your baby’s future. It may include considerations such as the type of adoption (open, semi-open, or closed), the characteristics you seek in an adoptive family, and your desire for ongoing contact. Our team members are here to answer your questions, assist you in creating an adoption plan, and provide support throughout your pregnancy journey at

What is an Open Adoption?

An open adoption involves ongoing communication and contact between birth parents, adoptive parents, and the child. Many expectant mothers choose open adoption for the opportunity to maintain a relationship with their child while still providing them with a stable and loving home. However, some may prefer a closed adoption, where contact is limited or nonexistent. Communicating your preferences and needs with your chosen adoption professional and adoptive family is crucial in finding the right match for you.

How Do I Find an Adoptive Family?’s Parent Profiles page allows you to browse profiles of hopeful adoptive parents who have undergone a comprehensive home study. A home study ensures that prospective adoptive parents are suitable and prepared to provide a loving and stable home for a child. Your chosen adoption agency can also assist in matching you with adoptive parents based on your preferences and needs.

How Do I Choose an Adoption Agency?

An adoption agency provides invaluable support and resources for expectant parents considering adoption. Working with a reputable and ethical agency ensures that you receive compassionate guidance and assistance throughout the adoption process. The Gladney Center for Adoption is one such organization dedicated to supporting birth parents, adoptive families, and children on their adoption journey.

The Gladney Center for Adoption

Founded in 1887, the Gladney Center for Adoption has remained a trusted leader in the adoption field, offering comprehensive services to birth parents and adoptive families alike. With a commitment to compassion and excellence, Gladney provides unwavering support at every stage of the adoption journey. From counseling and assistance with creating adoption plans to home studies, matching services, and post-adoption support, Gladney empowers families to navigate the complexities of adoption with confidence and peace of mind. With a legacy of transforming lives and creating brighter futures, Gladney continues to stand as a beacon of hope for children and families across the country.

Compassionate Guidance, Transformative Results

At the heart of the Gladney Center for Adoption lies a dedication to serving birth parents and adoptive families with compassion and integrity. With a team of experienced professionals committed to excellence, Gladney ensures that every child finds a loving and supportive forever family. Whether you’re a birth parent facing an unplanned pregnancy or a hopeful adoptive family, Gladney is here to provide the support and resources you need to navigate the adoption journey with confidence and dignity.

At, we offer a range of resources and support services to assist expectant mothers considering adoption. From counseling to financial assistance and support groups, we are committed to empowering you with the information and resources you need to make informed decisions and navigate the adoption process with confidence.

Choosing adoption for your baby is a significant decision that requires careful consideration and support. Whether you decide to make an adoption plan or choose to parent your child, know that you are not alone. and organizations like the Gladney Center for Adoption are here to provide compassionate guidance, support, and resources every step of the way. Your journey is unique, and we are here to help you navigate it with empathy, understanding, and respect.

Adoption | Keep the Baby | Understanding Your options