Appendix B

Are You Considering Adoption? Information for Expectant Parents

THE FAMILY TREE INFORMATION GUIDE FOR EXPECTANT PARENTS CONSIDERING ADOPTION

Expectant parents faced with an unplanned pregnancy may consider adoption for the unborn child for many reasons. Often, such parents are young and lack financial and emotional support within their families. If you are an expectant parent considering adoption for your child, you should know some facts about adoption before you make such a life-changing decision.


Thinking about Adoption

Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy. Women who voluntarily relinquish children for adoption are usually single and facing an unplanned pregnancy. Many are young, haven't finished their educations, or lack financial and emotional support from their family or partner. Young single women, especially those who lack support and have limited financial means, are sometimes told that adoption is the most loving plan they can make for their unborn child. And in some cases, adoption is the best plan for the mother and her unborn child. In other cases, adoption can cause more problems for the mother, if not the child. Once an adoption has taken place, it is too late to change your mind. If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, get as much information as you can about the pros and cons of

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Copyright © 1993 by The Family Tree. Used with permission.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword xi
  • Acknowledgments xxi
  • Introduction xxv
  • Part I Foundations 1
  • Chapter 1 Living the Experience 3
  • Chapter 2 Values in Adoption 27
  • Part II Explorations 71
  • Chapter 3 Ethical Inquiry 73
  • Chapter 4 Ethical Codes Influencing Adoption Practice 95
  • Part III Contentions 115
  • Chapter 5 When Professional Values Collide 117
  • Part IV Recommendations 133
  • Part V Challenges 161
  • Chapter 7 Challenges to Change 163
  • Appendix A 201
  • Appendix B 203
  • Glossary 211
  • References 217
  • Index 227
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