If you have chosen adoption as an abortion alternative, congratulations! You have made a compassionate choice that will give somebody the gift of life. You are choosing to place your baby with a family that will love him or her forever.

Of course, you have a lot to consider in the meantime. One issue you may be concerned with is your birth plan. You might wonder who makes a birth plan, and what you need to include when you choose adoption for your baby.

Who Makes a Birth Plan?

As a birth mother, you are the one who will make your birth plan. Of course, you can enlist help from an adoption professional, your doctor, and your family members to determine what kind of plan will work best for you.

Your birth plan will include a lot of information, including everything from the pain medication you want during your birth, to the people you want to be with you when you are giving birth. For example, some birth mothers might want the adoptive parents in the room when she gives birth, but others may want this time to be spent with just their own family members.

When you do create your plan, make sure your wishes are known. Hospital staff members and your support partners need to know what you are planning for.

Should You Consider the Adoptive Family in Your Birth Plan?

Your needs always come first when you develop your birth plan. You are the one who is going through labor and delivery, so you should consider your own needs first. Next, you can consider the needs of the baby, followed by the needs of the adoptive parents.

One question that might leave you wondering is in regard to contact with the adoptive family. How much contact do you want to have with the adoptive family and the baby after delivery? Other questions may follow. When do you want to sign the adoption papers? When are you legally allowed to do so?

It's Okay to Have Questions

If you still have questions about developing a birth plan when you choose adoption, you are not alone. Many birth mothers have questions about choosing adoption. Speaking with a professional can help you understand your needs and desires. If you are still unsure what to do, contact an adoption professional, or counselor who can provide you with answers to some of your most difficult questions about your choice.