Less than 5050 - 100500 - 1000More than 1000
50 - 100
There are about 80-90 adoptions each year.
There aren't enough families willing to adopt children that aren't biologically relatedMany birth mothers are reluctant to place their baby for adoptionThe process is too expensiveAll of the above
Many birth mothers are reluctant to place their baby for adoption
While adoption is expensive, that is not a factor keeping adoptive couples away. Essentially every infant who needs to be adopted finds a willing and qualified family to provide a loving home.
Open adoption allows the birth couple and the adoptive couple both to have a relationship with the child, and a relationship with one another, throughout the child's life
100 - 200200 - 300300 - 400400 - 500Over 500
While only 80-90 babies are placed for adoption each year in Oregon, there are many more qualified and ready families wanting to adopt
$0Around $1000Around $5000Around $10,000
There is no monetary cost involved for the birth couple. The adopting couple assumes all of the cost for the process
Legal feesSocial workers who work with both the birth couple and the adoptive coupleMedical feesProfits for the adoption agency
Social workers who work with both the birth couple and the adoptive couple
Social workers spend a lot of time making sure that the adoptive couple is going to provide a safe, loving home and that the birth couple is making the right choice for their child
This is the unfortunate reality in our society. We at Voice for Life want to help change that culture so that birth moms who choose adoption for their children are honored and respected for the selfless, loving choice they're making for their child
Again, this is choice that many women are reluctant to make, perhaps in part because of the criticism they might face. And this is why a cultural change is so necessary. Many women facing difficult, unplanned pregnancies could place their child for adoption into a loving family, and they could continue to have a relationship with their child and the adoptive family through open adoption