Adoption isn’t a Birthmother’s rejection but an unconditional love that inspires her to put herself last and do all she can for her baby.

- Mary Hines | Birthmother

Adoption Support

When faced with an unexpected pregnancy, one very important decision needs to be made, “Who will raise my child?” You may have many questions about the adoption process and how it will affect your relationship with your child and your child's adoptive parents. Know that it’s good to ask questions, and just because you’re learning about the process doesn’t mean you have to make a decision right away.

Several factors may come into play when you make this decision. You may consider your current relationship status, family support, financial stability, and emotional well-being. Parenting and adoption decisions must be made with serious consideration to both your well-being and that of your child. For some new mothers, the idea of placing their children for adoption is a daunting prospect. They may not have previous experience with adoption; and therefore, the possibility is intimidating and even frightening.

We want to help address some misconceptions regarding adoption so that you are better prepared to explore this option with an open heart.

Parents who pursue infant adoption are required to meet with an adoption agency representative, social worker, or other approved agent and complete several specific requirements, including a home study, to guarantee that they are emotionally and financially ready to parent. Prospective adoptive parents must meet all adoption criteria set by their home state, as well as the adoption agency. If you choose an open adoption with contact between birthparents and the adoptive family, then you will be able to receive updates, pictures, and letters from the adoptive parents as your son or daughter grows up.

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