Benefits of Adoptions

Benefits of Adoptions

Adoption is intended to benefit everyone in the adoption triad. Many of the benefits are helpful to the birthmother and birthfather. Other benefits are directed at the child who is being placed for adoption and/or the adoptive parents. Adoption brings a positive ending to a challenging situation and normally benefits everyone involved.

Potential Benefits for the Birthmother:

  • Housing assistance may be available
  • Counseling and support
  • The opportunity to accomplish specific goals whether educational, travel, or career
  • The opportunity to enable the dreams you have for your child to come true
  • Prenatal and delivery expenses paid as needed
  • A better choice of doctors and staff
  • The opportunity to choose a family for your child that you like, and the chance to get to know them personally
  • A support group of birth mothers with whom you can share experiences
  • Access by other members of your family to counseling and support services
  • Paid legal expenses and attorney fees
  • The unique opportunity to bring happiness and joy to others
  • The peace and satisfaction that come from knowing that the adoptive parents understand that you love your baby enough to insure his or her well-being

Benefits for the Child:

  • The love and support of adoptive parents who are emotionally and financially able to parent
  • A desirable home and family life
  • A two parent home that might also include brothers and sisters
  • Resources and provisions that might not otherwise ever have been available
  • The chance for better education

Benefits for the Adoptive Family:

  • The joy and blessing of adding a child to their family
  • Opportunity to go learn about pregnancy and related experiences to the extent that might not otherwise be possible
  • Ability to fulfill the dream of raising a child
Last Updated: 06/2007