Placing a child for adoption, although difficult, is done for the benefit of the child. There are some women who find themselves pregnant at a time in their lives when they are either not ready or not able to care for a child or additional children. In other cases, parents may realize they are unable to provide for the financial, physical, and emotional needs of the child. In these situations, choosing adoption can be a very responsible choice to make. When considering adoption, the parents are usually given the chance to choose adoptive parents for their child. They may also qualify for medical and other financial assistance to help with the pregnancy and the well being of the mother while pregnant. For more information on adoption as an alternative, consult an adoption agency or a family counselor.