The choice whether you should consider placing a baby for adoption is one that requires information. If you have an unplanned pregnancy, speak to an expert or an adoption counselor who can give you all the information you need and whether you should place baby for adoption. In the meantime, here is a guide with adoption myths if you're thinking of placing a baby for adoption:

Myth 1: If I place my baby for adoption, he or she will be in foster care for years.

You can start the adoption process before your baby is even born. Provided you make the decision to place baby for adoption, you can seek the help of a counselor at an adoption agency. The adoption agency will work with you to find adoptive parents while you're pregnant. If you choose the adoptive parents, the parents can take custody of the child on the day of birth. Your baby may spend no time in foster care.

Myth 2: I don't get to choose the adoptive parents when I place my baby for adoption.

If you get involved with an adoption agency, you are totally involved in every aspect of the process. You can work with a counselor or agent to learn about prospective adoptive parents. You can interview prospective parents and make sure your baby will go to the right home. You are in control of who gets to adopt your baby.

Myth 3: If I place my baby for adoption, I will never see him or her again.

You can choose an open adoption. Open adoptions are the most common type of adoptions today. With an open adoption, you remain in contact with the adoptive parents. You can choose the amount of contact. You may receive letters, pictures, or phone calls. You can also choose to visit and give gifts to the adoptive family. The amount of contact can also change through the years to adapt to changing needs of both you and the adoptive family.

Myth 4: I will regret my decision.

With the right support and counseling, you will come to the decision that's best for you. If you decide to place your baby for adoption, you make this choice out of love and selflessness. If the circumstances were different, you could've made a different choice. Birth parents tend to be at peace with their decision. The people around you will understand your choice and your child will not hate you. If you're a birth parent struggling with your decision, contact an adoption counselor.

These are the four myths about placing a baby for adoption. Speak with an adoption counselor or agent like for more information and guidance on your decision.