The emotional rollercoaster of choosing adoption for your baby can seem difficult enough without adding paperwork and all the steps involved. It might seem impossible to get through when you look at the adoption process with one glance. But just like with anything, when you take it one step at a time, it’s much easier to finish.
With every step along the way, you have the right to receive adoption services to help you. From deciding to place to post-adoption services, there is adoption help available to you.
Today, we’re sharing some of the most important adoption services available to you as a birth mother:
The emotions that you might face when you’re thinking about adoption can feel overwhelming at times. You’re not only are you making life-long decisions for your child, but you’re also working through your thoughts and feelings. Counseling is available for such times like these. From the moment you start thinking about adoption, counseling is available to you at no charge. Lifetime can refer you to a licensed third-party counselor, as well as a peer counselor. Adoption counseling can guide you during the process, and after with post-adoption therapy services.
Finding a Family
Finding the best family for your child is probably one of the most important decisions you will make after deciding on adoption. Most women who choose adoption don’t have the family picked out already and need help locating the perfect adoptive parents.
When you’re ready to start looking for the family, help is available. Lifetime Adoption Agency can send you info on hopeful adoptive couples in a variety of formats from printed and bound profiles, to websites and videos that the adoptive couple creates. There are many families across the US looking to adopt, so you’ll have a wide selection to choose from.
Legal representation is an important part of the adoption process, especially if you have a difficult relationship with your baby’s father. Lifetime Adoption Agency will coordinate legal representation for you, at no cost.
When you’re pregnant, your living expenses will probably go up as your grocery bill, doctors’ visits, and the need for supplies increase. You may be able to receive financial assistance from the adoptive family you choose, depending on your state. You might look to non-profits and local churches for help too. So if you need help during your pregnancy, make sure to learn about all the local resources available to you.
Planning an adoption involves filling out paperwork, and deciding on your plans and goals. While paperwork can seem like a chore, it’s important that your desires during the adoption process are made clear to us. Paperwork can help you in your decision-making process about the type of family you are looking for, how you want the process to move forward, and more.
Why Should I Accept Adoption Help?
Using the adoption help and services we offer will keep you focused, and motivated. There’s nothing wrong with asking for help. You might not think you need counseling, but later come to find it’s beneficial to you. There are many adoption support resources available. We’re here to help you, and there isn’t anything wrong with a little help when it comes to such a major decision like adoption.