Questions to consider
when thinking about adoption.

OA&FS adoptee Charley with birthmother Aunna.

Making a decision about what to do regarding your pregnancy is a very personal choice. There are no right or wrong answers. By exploring each option thoroughly, you will gain clarity about what choice feels best to you.


  • Before you were pregnant, what were your impressions of adoption based on your values and cultural/religious/spiritual beliefs?
  • What additional information would you like to have about adoption in exploring this choice?
  • Do you know what open adoption is? What qualities would you be seeking in an adoptive family? What would you want your relationship with them to look like?
  • What are the pros and cons of choosing adoption?
  • How might you feel after making this decision?
  • What emotional support will you have?
  • What are the expectations of your family and community?
  • What is your relationship like with the father? Will he be involved? If so, in what ways?
  • What do you hope your life looks like in five years?

Adoption Resources


  • Myths and facts about open adoption.
  • About the open adoption program.
  • Steps to plan an open adoption.
  • Stories on video.

Other Organizations:

  • Adoption Mosaic. Educational resources and ongoing suppport to all those whose lives are influenced by adoption.
  • Birth Mom Buds. Peer counseling, support, encouragement and friendship for pregnant women considering adoption or who have already placed children.

Learn more about other pregnancy options.