Step-By-Step Adoption Process For Pregnant Mothers
Learning about your options during your pregnancy allows you to decide the best plan for your and your child’s future.
Our staff helps you with each decision and guides you through the process.
1. Deciding if adoption is right for you and your baby.
Many women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy choose an adoption plan due to their current life situation. If you want to learn more about adoption, contact us, we can answer all your questions and create your personal adoption plan. Contacting us does not commit you to an adoption plan; it simply allows us to help provide you with information to help you make a decision in your and your child’s best interest.
2. Creating an adoption plan.
Your caseworker will help you develop an adoption plan which essentially outlines your wishes for your adoption.
You are in charge of the adoption and get to choose:
- The adoptive family who will parent your child
- The relationship with the adoptive family
- The amount of contact after birth
- Creating your hospital plan
3. Finding the adoptive family.
Our agency has many qualified families for you to choose from.
- Have gone through an extensive background check, training, and home visits with an adoption worker
- Are excited to meet you if you choose
- Are fully committed to adoption
4. Getting to know the adoptive family.
Once you choose the family, our agency will guide you through getting to know the adoptive family. This includes mediating calls, visits, and your hospital stay.
5. Preparing for your hospital plan and stay.
Our staff will help you with your hospital plan. It is similar to your adoption plan because you will have full control over the proceedings at the hospital. Some things to consider include:
- Do you want the adoptive family to be in the delivery room?
- Do you want to spend time with your baby? If so, how much time?
- Who will be your support person at the hospital?
- Do you want to leave the hospital with the adoptive family?
6. Deciding about contact after the adoption.
Just because the adoption is over doesn’t mean your relationship with your child has to be. There are a lot of ways you may remain a part of your child’s life, which you will determine in your adoption plan.
Think about what level of communication you’d like from the adoptive family:
- Pictures and letter updates
- Phone calls
You can talk to an adoption caseworker to learn more. Contacting us does not commit you to an adoption plan; it simply allows us to help provide you with information to help you make a decision in your and your child’s best interest.