Did you recently find out you were pregnant? Now that the pregnancy is confirmed, you may have started to realize you are not ready to have a child of your own. It may not be the right time for you to have a child because you are not financially stable or emotionally prepared to become a parent. If that is the case, you may want to put the baby up for adoption to make sure he or she has a wonderful life while receiving plenty of love, care and attention from people who are ready to become parents. If you are considering giving the baby up for adoption, there are a few things you should know about the process.

1. You Can Choose an Open Adoption

It is possible to have an open adoption where the child will get to learn more details about you over the years. The adoptive parents may allow you to see the child for annual visits, come to birthday parties and even spend some time with the child when he or she gets older.

Some people prefer this option because they want to be able to watch their biological child as he or she grows, even if they are unable to raise the little one themselves. It is something to consider if you would like your birth child to have a connection with you in the future.

2. You May Get to Select the Adoptive Parents

It is important to talk about the adoption process with a counselor at the adoption agency. You can talk about the type of parents you would love to see your biological child have. The counselor can give you details on some of the different couples who are interested in adopting your little one. Some agencies provide different folders full of detailed information about these couples ahead of time, allowing you to choose the couple you believe would be the best fit for the baby. You may feel a lot better about going through with this process when you know exactly who the baby will end up with after he or she is born.

3. You Can Choose a Closed Adoption

While some people want their biological child to have a connection with them in the future, you may prefer the idea of a closed adoption because it is more private and could potentially help you feel like you have received the closure you needed. While you may still be able to select the adoptive parents in a closed adoption, there will be no contact with the child following the adoption. It is best to talk to the counselor about this option before you make your final decision.

Placing a baby for adoption may be in the child's best interest. If you are feeling a mixture of emotions, it is important to talk about your feelings with a professional counselor before you decide if you would rather have an open adoption or a closed one. Contact a company like A Child's Dream for more information on the adoption process.