Wondering if Adoption is Right for You?

It is normal to have questions...

If you are pregnant and thinking of adoption, you probably have a million questions running around in your head. Below we have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions by mothers considering adoption for her child.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I receive financial assistance?

A:        YES! You may receive financial support. In most states the adoptive family you select can pay for your pregnancy-related living expenses (i.e., rent, food, utilities, transportation, maternity clothes, counseling and medical bills).

Q: Can I have counseling?

A:         Yes! You can see a counselor of your choice or we can refer a counselor to you. Counseling is available both during your pregnancy and after your delivery.

Q: Does this cost me anything?

A:     No! There is no cost to you for the adoption. The adoptive family you select will pay for any costs related to the adoption process.

Q: I need to move out! Can you help me?

A:    Yes! We can help if you would like to move. You can select any city or state in which you would like to move and we will assist with the rest.

Q: Can I choose my adoptive parents?

A:  Yes! You choose the adoptive parents who you feel comfortable with. You can tell us what is important to you in a family (i.e., race, religion, age, other children, etc.) and we will present you with profiles of families that match who you are looking for.

Q: What happens before the baby is born?

A:  Once you choose a family and you are sure about them, it is considered a “match.” You will most likely speak with your adoptive family on a regular basis until the baby is born. If you would like to meet with your adoptive family and spend time getting to know them, you may do so. You will continue seeing your doctor and taking care of yourself and we will assist you with every aspect of your adoption plan.

Q: What happens when I go into labor?

A:        If you go into labor and have not selected a family yet, it is okay. Just call our office and we will have a family of your choice at the hospital as soon as possible. The baby will not be without adoptive parents. If you have selected a family prior to going into labor, you can call them or our office and we will make sure they go straight to the hospital. We will make arrangements with the hospital and contact you there.

Q: What happens after the baby is born?

A:         After the baby is born, you will most likely remain in the hospital for 24 hours before you are released. The adoptive family will be at the hospital with you and the baby. You are able to have as much access to the baby as you like. You need to let everyone know what you are most comfortable with at the hospital. The hospital social worker will meet with you to sign a birth certificate and hospital release form. We will make sure you have transportation home and your baby will go home from the hospital with the adoptive family. Arrangements with your adoptive family regarding contact after the baby is born (i.e. phone calls, pictures, letters, etc.) will be made.

Q: Will anybody find out about the adoption?

A:     No. Everything is confidential through us. If you do not want your family or friends to know, that is your choice. You may tell whoever you want, it is not up to us to do so.

Q: I am still unsure about adoption. Can I put my baby up for adoption after it’s born?

A:   Yes. It is never too late to make an adoption plan with us. There are many families that are open to all types of situations.

Q: Will my child go to CPS or foster care??

A:  No. When you work with the us, your child will go home directly with the adoptive family you select.

Q: Do I need a lawyer?

A: You most likely will not need a lawyer but you may choose to have one if it is important to you. If you want your own attorney, the adoptive family you select will pay for you to have a lawyer.

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