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- Having a child would interfere with the woman’s education, work, or ability to care for dependents;
- The woman cannot afford a baby; and/or
- The woman is having relationship problems/does not want to be a single mother.
Birthparents in open adoptions typically demonstrate positive self-esteem related to responsible decision making and feeling in control of their life — making a plan for the baby, instead of abandoning him/her. Birthparents with open adoptions work through the normal feelings of grief much more quickly and easily.
While open adoption does not solve all the problems of unplanned pregnancy, it is a type of family structure that may make it more plausible for a woman to give life without wreaking havoc on her own.