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Quiz: Am I Ready to Parent?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 12, 2014

As you consider adoption, it’s totally normal to also wonder what kind of a parent you would be. Choosing your child’s parents through adoption lets you evaluate what kind of parents they will be. But what about you? What kind of parent are you ready to be? This quiz will help you decide if you’re ready right now in your current situation to parent.

  • Have you completed high school?
  • Are you currently employed and have the opportunity to move ahead in your career?
  • Do you have the means to provide for yourself and a baby?
  • Is the father of your child able to help you financially?
  • Have any family members or friends said they will help you parent?
  • Do you have health insurance?
  • Are you able to cover your current housing, food, transportation, medical, and personal expenses?
  • Do you have a dependable car and car insurance?
  • Do you have the time, resources, money, and energy needed to parent?

How many questions did you answer “yes” to? It takes bravery to be truthful with yourself. Your answers will help you focus on what you want for your baby.

Topics: Adoption choices