QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE

Pregnant

Are there any costs to me?

There is no cost to you as a birth mother. Adoptive parents pay for legal fees, reasonable pregnancy-related expenses and medical bills that are not covered by insurance or public aid.

Can I be involved in choosing the family for my baby?

Yes! We would encourage you to choose your adoptive family from the pool of families that are approved. We will initially do a conference call with you and the adoptive parents that you decide on.  If the call goes well and you like the family,you can spend time with them on your own to get to know them better if you want to. Many birth parents meet for dinner, go to prenatal  appointments together, talk on the telephone and/or write to each other. You decide how open or private you want your relationship to be.

Do I have to have a decision on adoption made before calling Adopt Connect?

No.  It is very rare that a person is committed to adoption on their initial call.  In fact you don’t have to make your final decision until after the baby is born.  When you call Adopt Connect, our Adoption Specialists will help discuss the pros and cons of adoption so you have a realistic understanding on the adoption process and can make an informed decision on if adoption is right the right choice for you and your Baby.

How are adoptive families screened?

Every adoptive parent is thoroughly evaluated have been an approved Home Study Course completed by a licensed agency. The Home Study process includes assessments of their character, marital stability, financial situation, lifestyle, and medical history. FBI background checks are completed on all adoptive parents  to verify there is no record of criminal activity or child abuse. Their home will also be inspected by a social worker to ensure it is a safe environment to raise a child.  Following the placement of a child into an adoptive home, the social worker will continue to monitor and supervise the family.

Adopt Connect is very selective and accept only the best adoptive family candidates in the United States.  Adopt Connect provides all birth parents with a wealth of information regarding any family that meets their preferences, so they can perform their own screening process.

What if I deliver and I haven’t created a plan? Can you work with me from the hospital?

Yes. It is not all that uncommon that we receive calls from birth parents that are already in labor or have had their baby and are in the hospital. We can have an adoptive family take the baby home from the hospital, avoiding the need for foster care. Once we receive your call, we can have a family available within hours. Depending on what state you deliver in, we will work with you on creating a plan for discharge that will best meet your needs and that of your child. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

What is a closed adoption?

You tell us what qualities and qualifications you would like in the parents and then we or someone else select the parents for you.  There is no direct communication, either before or after birth and no pictures or letters following the birth.

What is a semi-closed adoption?

You select the parents, speak with them by phone, meet them in person and get to know them before the birth, but after the birth there is no ongoing communication and no pictures or letters.

What is a semi-open adoption?

You select the parents, speak with them by phone, meet them in person and get to know them before the birth. After the birth the relationship continues with pictures, letters and emails.

What is an open adoption?

You select the parents and you begin a relationship with them. You will have direct contact with the parents. Before the birth YOU and the parents will speak by phone and meet in person. You may have as much or as little contact as you want. After the birth, the relationship will continue with pictures, letters, emails, phone calls, text and in some cases visits.

What’s the next step?

If you believe adoption may be the best answer for you, your next step would be to contact us either by phone at our toll free number 1-866-743-9212 or you can e-mail us at [email protected]. We are always available!

You can also begin to review profiles of our families (we also have numerous profiles for families that are not posted on our website) on-line and select a couple of families that you feel would be a good match for you. We can then contact them for you and arrange for you to speak with them and/or meet with them if you like. The choice is entirely up to you.

Why choose Adopt Connect?

We are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for YOU. We provide you with ongoing guidance and are there to help guide you along the way. We strive to make the adoption process a wonderful experience for our birth parents.

We understand the emotional and therapeutic needs surrounding adoption. We have assisted hundreds of birth families in finding adoptive families for their children. Regardless of your decision to parent or choose adoption, we are here to listen, care and support you. Our experienced, professional staff will help you sort out your feelings and empower you to make your own plan for your child.

We understand that the first phone call can be difficult. We welcome your questions and enjoy sharing information over the phone, via email, or in our relaxed private setting. We can also help with referrals to qualified and sensitive physicians, counselors, housing and public assistance all at no charge.

Why choose adoption?

Women choose adoption for various reasons.

  • Finances -You may financially be unable to support a child  or unable to financially support and raise another child if you already have children.  Parenting is expensive, and many women dealing with an unplanned pregnancy have not reached a stage in their life where they are able to provide all of the necessities they want for their child.
  • Father of Child- It is very common for women to consider adoption when a father is not in the picture, which would make parenting very difficult as a single parent.
  • Not ready to Parent – Some women chose adoption because they simply are not ready to raise a child at this stage in their lives and do not want to have the additional responsibility.   They may be at a point in their life where they are not emotionally ready to care for a new baby or are focused on pursuing a career or education.  No matter what her reason, she is making the decision because she wants what is best for her child. We understand the difficult choices she must make and we are here to support her.

There are numerous other reasons why women may choose adoption.  Every situation is unique.  It is important that the decision to place for adoption is well thought out and any questions you have are discussed in full with one of our Adoption Specialists.  We want to help you explore parenting and adoption and let you determine what is right for both you and your child.  You can call us 24 hours a day at 1-866-743-9212.


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