Adoption lets you choose the parents who are able to provide the life you want your child to have while also giving you the opportunity to remain a part of your child’s life.
How does adoption work?
Adoption is really about your choices. We begin by asking you to complete some initial paperwork so we can learn a little more about you and what you are looking for in an adoptive family. You can begin looking at waiting families, choosing one or two that look like what you are hoping for, and then scheduling a time to meet or speak on the phone. When you settle on one family, we call that a ‘match’ and we begin working with both of you to prepare for the birth of your baby as well as the legal paperwork that will be signed after delivery. During this time, we are happy to help you with needs you may have, such as food, clothing, medical bills, and even living expenses if needed. When the baby is born, we will meet with you in the hospital. Also the adoptive parents will travel there. At this point you will sign the legal documents, and typically the baby leaves the hospital with the adoptive parents.
What help is available for me?
We provide a wide array of services at no cost to you. These include:
- Counseling, both from a licensed counselor and peer-counseling
- Maternity clothing
- Household items like sheets, towels, and more
- Help with other expenses like cell phone, rent, and more
- Resources that can help with furthering your education
- Pregnancy newsletters
- Labor bag for the hospital
- And much more!
Most importantly, we are here for you, 24 hours a day. Because sometimes you just need someone to talk to who understands what you are going through.