Make an Adoption Plan
Sit down with an adoption specialist to answer many of your questions.
Making an adoption plan can seem overwhelming.
We want to walk through this with you.
Let’s go through some beginning steps together:
Step 1: Find out if Adoption is right for you. Let us share some basic information you will need to know to make an informed decision on adoption.
Step 2: Let’s get to know you!
Share with us some of your personal hopes and dreams, what you want for your child, even fun stories telling what your family is like! We will write down all the information so it can be passed on to your baby and the adoptive family, so they will never have any unanswered questions about the amazing mom you are.
Step 3: Find a family.
Did you know that you get to choose who will have the privilege of raising your child? We will provide profiles, made by the families that have undergone our extensive screening process, for you to look through to help make your decision.
Step 4: Get to know the Adoptive Family.
There are a few main “Types of Adoption” for you to think through that vary on how much contact will occur between you, your baby, and the adoptive family during your pregnancy and after the adoption.
- Open Adoption means you will have ongoing contact with your child and the adoptive family throughout and after the adoption takes place.
- Semi-Open Adoption means you will have limited communication to your child and the adoptive family. This form of communication typically occurs through receiving letters and photos of your child but our agency would help mediate that contact between you and the adoptive family.
- Closed Adoption means there is no contact with the adoptive parents before, during, or after your pregnancy. That also means, as your child grows up, there will not be any photos or letters or communication with them.
Step 5: Prepare for your hospital experience.
What’s your birth plan? Who would you like to be present during your hospital stay? Who is your OBGYN? These are only a few of the many questions you may come across as you begin to prepare for your hospital experience. We want to help you plan and prepare for these important few days. We’ll even help you with communication between hospital staff to help relieve any unnecessary stressors.
Step 6: Plan for your future post adoption.
Start planning for what comes next. Think about what your dreams, goals, and aspirations are for yourself. Think again about why you are making this brave choice in the first place. From there, together we can build a plan to get you reenrolled to finish school, build a resume to help find a job, or even how to readjust to daily life again. We want success for you too, and this is a step we love getting to walk with you through as you complete your adoption plan.