Some women worry that their current situation will cause her child to be taken by CPS (Child Protective Services) and then put into the overcrowded foster care system. The truth is, adoption gives you a say in your child's future.
As one mom, Zoey, puts it, "I live with my boyfriend and I'm due in a couple months. He plans on making money to support us by selling drugs!
So, I'm worried if I try to raise my baby, she’ll end up being taken by CPS. I want her to have a stable life with two parents. Adoption lets me give her that."
If drug use or other risk factors have been a major concern of yours, consider adoption as a Foster Care or CPS alternative. Today, we're sharing a quick video with you about all about this!
In most cases, choosing adoption will help you avoid involvement with state child protective services in the future. Plus, it gives you rights and choices over what happens to your child.
When you create an adoption plan for your baby, you're able to place him or her directly with the adoptive parents that you choose. You'll have the same rights and choices as any woman making an adoption plan for your child. This includes the option for an open adoption. Open adoption means that you not only pick your baby's adoptive parents, but you also get updates, photos, and visits as your baby grows up.
Here's a short video that shares how making an adoption plan helps you avoid CPS and foster care: