Weighing your options is an important part of any big decision. If and when you decide that you can’t provide the necessary care for your child, you may be feeling lost on what to do next. Adoption isn’t your only option, but it may be the best one. In this article we compare the pros and cons of Safe Haven vs adoption.
What is Safe Haven?
When faced with an unplanned or undesired pregnancy, some women consider something called Infant Safe Haven, a law that allows birth mothers to relinquish their babies without any previous planning to a designated safe place, such as a fire station or hospital. In certain states, there are “newborn safety devices” or “baby boxes” to receive an infant safely and anonymously. Local child welfare then assumes custody of the baby and the infant is placed into the foster care system.
Adoption vs. Safe Haven
With adoption through Courageous Hearts, you can reach an adoption specialist to discuss your fears, questions, and options at any time, 24/7. You are safe from prosecution. You still have privacy and discretion but can also choose the level of contact you wish to maintain with your baby, as well as receive updates. And one of the biggest differences is that a Safe Haven baby is claimed by Child Protective Services and goes into a foster family, as opposed to adoption in which your baby will have a safe, loving, permanent home immediately at the moment you choose and with a family of your choosing.
At Courageous Hearts, you have control over your child’s future and the peace of mind that goes with it. We’re here for you every step of the way, starting right now.