The Truth about Adoption: Facts and Figures to Consider

Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center believes that adoption is a selfless and life-giving option to an unplanned pregnancy. To choose life doesn’t always mean keeping your baby, and adoption can be a noble and rewarding alternative to an unplanned pregnancy.

Many rumors and myths surround the topic of adoption. Opinions about adoption are everywhere; sound, undisputable facts about adoption are much less common. And where there are facts about adoption, the truth isn’t far behind. If you’re considering adoption as a viable option, there are plenty of facts and statistics that support the decision to place your child for adoption.

Did you know:

  • Open adoption is available to you.
  • You choose the parents! You set the parameters. You are in the driver’s seat.
  • You and the adopting couple discuss your goals and plans for future contact, if any. It’s your choice.
  • Financial assistance can be provided by the adoptive parents for pregnancy-related expenses.
  • You are making someone’s dream come true! A couple who could not have a child now has the opportunity to provide a stable and loving home for your child.

Here are some common adoption statistics:

  • 40% of American adults have considered adopting a child.
  • Every child is adoptable, even those with special needs.
  • More than 9 in 10 adopted children have positive feelings about their adoption.
  • Birth mothers are in complete control of how much time they commit to their adoptive relationship.
  • Adopted children eat dinner with their family 6 days per week.
  • Adopted children report better overall health than non-adopted children.
  • Adopted children show positive psychological indicators, a well-adjusted home life with their new family and are generally active participants in school and extra-curricular activities.

As you can see, these facts about adoption run contrary to much of the dialogue about adoption. There are many encouraging statistics for adopted children, birth parents and adoptive families. In many ways, adoption is a “win-win” for all parties involved. That’s not an opinion; that’s a fact!

Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center is committed to your well-being, regardless of who you are. We realize that an unexpected pregnancy is an unsettling situation, but we’re here to listen. Would you like to learn more adoption information? Contact us to schedule a no-cost appointment today.