Many women who are unsure about their pregnancy ask themselves, “Is putting my baby up for adoption the best option?” and “How does the adoption process work?”
Adopt Connect has provided steps for the adoption process but first women in this position should know the negative context in the phrase, “putting my baby up for adoption.”
Women who make the decision to place put much thought in it. Using terms like “giving up” or “putting up” sounds like the child is a possession. “Placing” is the correct terminology.
For more information on positive adoption language click here.
Adoption is an option. If you are thinking of placing your baby for adoption, some questions you might ask are:
These are all good questions and Adopt Connect is ready to answer them!
Throughout this blog we will explain and take you through the adoption process step by step and answer all the questions above.
If by the end you have more questions, our Adoption Coordinators are available 24/7 at (866) 743-9212.
If you choose to work with Adopt Connect, there is no fee on your end.
If you wish to protect your identity, we can provide you with that option.
It is important to cooperate and provide any information that is requested. This includes:
Remember, there’s no need to be embarrassed: our Adoption Coordinators are not here to judge you. At Adopt Connect, we care about your interests and want you to be comfortable.
We want you to feel comfortable in every decision you make and that is why you are in charge of the adoption process.
Our Adoption Coordinators will help you with creating an adoption plan with exactly what you want out of the adoption.
Some things to think about when creating an adoption plan are figuring out your preferences like:
Once you know what you are looking for in a family, Adopt Connect can gather families with your preferences.
You would then:
Once you are matched with a family, living expenses will be available to you if needed. Relocating is an option. This includes:
Creating a birth plan is important.
Your birth plan is much like your adoption plan in that you have full control.
When the actual birth happens, you want to be as comfortable as possible.
This means figuring out:
This is the time in the adoption process that you are actually consenting to the adoption.
Once your baby is born, most states have a waiting period to give you time to recover from the birth and not be under the influence of pain medication.
The waiting period can be as short as 12 hours or up to 15 days but usually you must wait 48-72 hours before you can sign the adoption paperwork.
Most states have a short window where you have a right to change your mind after the papers are signed.
Birthmothers always have the right to consult with an independent attorney before you sign the consent forms.
After finalization is completed you will have the communication you have agreed upon with the adoptive family.
This might be:
You usually decide this in your adoption plan but once you have built a relationship with the adoptive family, this can change over time.
Both parties may want more contact over time.