Adoption can be a great option for women who do not feel ready for a baby at this time. Many women do not realize how much control a birth mother has when making an adoption plan. The birth mother chooses the parents from a group of couples who have received several background checks and home visits. Birth mothers can also decide how open or closed the adoption is. All the adoption agencies we refer to put the birth mother’s needs first and will support her during her pregnancy and for the rest of her life. Some offer counseling for life and even provide financially for the birth mother’s first six weeks postpartum. Women who want to make an adoption plan will be able to use the proof of pregnancy they receive to apply for Medicaid or insurance to receive prenatal care.