Adoption

The greatest gift you can give a child is life.  But we know that it's scary to be a parent, and maybe you aren't ready to take that step yet.  That's okay!

There are thousands of couples that want children but can't have them for various reasons.  By making an adoption plan, you can selflessly give your child a safe place to live and make a couple's dream come true!

 

Benefits of adoption:                                                                                                                                                                    

  • You can continue on with your previous plans or goals. 
  • You can live independently. 
  • You won't have to be a parent before you're ready. 
  • You can resume your education or career. 
  • You can continue to have contact with your child and the adoptive family if you choose.

 FAQ's About Adoption:

  • How can adoption be a good choice for my baby and me?     If you aren't already a parent yet, adoption gives your baby the gift of life and let's you continue with your plans and goals.

  • Can I choose the family for my baby?     Yes! Most agencies have many choices for qualified and approved couples.

  • How much contact can I have with my baby after the birth and after the adoption?     You get to decide! There are three different types of adoptions: open, semi-open, and closed. Open means you are allowed ongoing visits with your child. Semi-open means that you will stay in touch through letters and pictures. Closed means the adoption will be confidential and your child will not have any contact with you.

  • How soon after birth can my baby go to the parents I choose?     Again, it is up to you but legal aspects and the role of the birth father may also make a difference. Some babies go to the adoptive family right from the hospital; other moms decide to wait a little bit.

  • How much will my child know about me?     You should provide a thorough and medical history for your child, but the rest is up to you.

  • Does the biological father have any rights?     Yes, you both do. If you do not agree on adoption or you are not in contact with him anymore, the courts will work with you both to determine his rights.

  • Can my child find me if he/she wants to someday?     The laws of the state determine when and how your child can get information in the adoption file.

  • How can I be sure my child will be cared for?     Each couple must undergo rigorous screening and must meet certain standards. A caseworker will also continue checking in with the parents to assess how your child is doing.

  • Do I need an attorney or do I pay my agency to assist me with the adoption?     Usually, you will not need an attorney and most adoption agencies provide services for free. If an attorney becomes necessary, the adoptive family will usually pay the expenses.                                                                                                          

  • Can I get help with medical and living expenses while making an adoption plan?     There are many agencies that provide assistance with these necessities. Check with your caseworker for details.

 

 

 









Just the Facts:

Not only is adoption a caring choice for children, it empowers women to meet their goals!


Adoptive Families welcome children of different ethnicities and races, as well as those with every kind of physical or intellectual.

 

 

 

You don't have to miss out! With open or partially open adoption, you can be a part of your child's life and still pursue your own dreams.



92% of adopted children have positive feelings about their adoption, parents report.










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