Adoption provides benefits to a baby by allowing her to grow up in a stable and loving environment. Many women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy do not feel ready to parent a child, either because of age, financial background or social circumstances. Choosing adoption provides stability with adoptive parents who are ready to parent a child. Birth parents may choose the family they wish to adopt their child, giving their baby a planned and supported opportunity.
Adoption can provide answers for a child growing up with adoptive parents. With an open adoption, a birth mother may have contact with her child and the adoptive family. This enables the adopted child to grow up with a better understanding about adoption, and provides both a medical history and ethnic background for an adoptee. According to the Independent Adoption Center, open adoptions provide answers for an adoptee’s questions about his background; he can understand adoption and know that he is loved, and he can feel good about where he comes