Understanding the Importance of Respectful Terminology in Adoption

When considering adoption, it’s important to use respectful and positive language that honors the dignity of all involved. In the adoption community, we prioritize using terms like “making an adoption plan” or “choosing adoption” rather than “putting your child up for adoption.” This shift in language reflects our commitment to acknowledging the agency and love behind every adoption decision. Let’s explore how to navigate the adoption process with compassion and support.

Choosing Adoption

For individuals facing an unplanned pregnancy, considering adoption can be a courageous and selfless decision. Making an adoption plan involves carefully evaluating your options and determining the best path forward for you and your child. It’s essential to find trustworthy resources and support systems that can guide you through this process with empathy and understanding.

Making an Adoption Plan

Creating an adoption plan is a thoughtful and deliberate process that allows you to make decisions about your child’s future. You’ll have the opportunity to choose an adoptive family, outline your preferences for the adoption, and receive support throughout the journey. Our team at Adoption.com is here to provide guidance and assistance every step of the way.

Steps on Placing a Baby for Adoption:

  1. Researching Your Options: Take the time to explore different adoption agencies and professionals to find one that aligns with your values and priorities.
  2. Choosing an Adoptive Family: Consider what qualities are important to you in an adoptive family and explore profiles to find the right match.
  3. Creating an Adoption Plan: Work with professionals to outline your preferences for the adoption process, including the level of openness you’re comfortable with.
  4. Receiving Support: Seek counseling and support services to help you navigate the emotional aspects of the adoption journey.

Choosing to make an adoption plan is a deeply personal decision that requires careful consideration and support. By embracing positive adoption language and seeking guidance from trusted resources like Adoption.com, you can navigate the adoption process with confidence and compassion.



Q: How do I know if adoption is the right choice for me?

A: It’s normal to feel uncertain when considering adoption. Take the time to explore your options, ask questions, and seek support from trusted professionals.

Q: Will I have a say in choosing my child’s adoptive family?

A: Yes, you will have the opportunity to review profiles of prospective adoptive families and choose the family that feels like the right fit for you and your child.

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Speaking with Other Birth Parents:

Connecting with other birth parents who have experienced adoption can provide valuable insight and support. Consider joining support groups or online communities where you can share experiences, ask questions, and receive encouragement from others who have walked a similar path.

The Gladney Center for Adoption

The Gladney Center for Adoption provides compassionate support and guidance to individuals facing the challenging decision of placing a child for adoption. Recognizing the courage it takes to consider this option, Gladney aims to empower birth parents with the information and resources they need to make the best decision for themselves and their child. Their dedicated team of Options Counselors is available to listen, without judgment or pressure, and to provide factual information about adoption. Whether through phone calls, live chat, email, or personal meetings, birth parents can reach out to Gladney for support and guidance.

Gladney understands that every situation is unique, and they are committed to helping birth parents explore all their options and consider the potential outcomes of each choice. By offering a safe space to discuss feelings and concerns, Gladney helps birth parents navigate the complexities of unplanned pregnancy with compassion and understanding. Through real-life birth mother stories and educational resources, birth parents can gain insight into the adoption process and feel empowered to make informed decisions. Should they choose to move forward with an adoption plan, Gladney provides ongoing support every step of the way, ensuring that birth parents feel supported and empowered throughout the entire process.