Making a Parenting Plan
We mentioned earlier that adoption is a parenting plan. It is a questionnaire that we hope will invoke some thought beyond what you have already considered, help inspire conversation and questions, and invite you to dream and plan beyond today.
These are difficult questions to answer. Please take the time to answer them for yourself honestly and carefully. Any parenting decision you make, whether it be to parent or place your child for adoption, will be the most important decision you will make in your life and your baby’s. Gather as much information as you can and ask questions.
You can skim over the following questions and/or select the printer friendly version
that has the space to write between the lines.
Does parenting a child right now fit the lifestyle I want?
What do I want out of life for myself?
- What do I think is important for myself?
- Could I handle a child and a job (or school) at the same time? Would I have time and energy for both?
- Am I willing to cut back my social life and spend more time at home? Will I miss my free time, my privacy, and my ability to do what I want when I want?