Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Placing a Baby for Adoption - Adoption Connection Pregnant? Call 800-972-9225 Text 415-355-4636
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Adoption Connection is here to help you make the plan that's best for you and your baby. Our counselors will help you sort out your feelings about adoption, answer all your questions, help you find a loving adoptive family, and connect you to resources in your area. We can also help you with pregnancy-related financial assistance, if you need it.

Contact us in whatever way feels most comfortable to you. Our compassionate adoption counselors are available to speak with you and learn more about your life and your situation. Any information you share with us is completely confidential. We will answer your questions and help you get the information you need as you consider adoption for your baby.

After you have connected with one of Adoption Connection’s counselors and feel ready to start making an adoption plan, you'll need to fill out some forms. This will help us get to know more about you so that we can help you find the right family for your baby. We will also ask you to provide pregnancy verification (proof of pregnancy) from a clinic or doctor. Filling out forms and sending in paperwork does not commit you to moving forward with an adoption plan.

Absolutely! Many women find that playing a role in choosing a family for their baby is an important part of making a plan. We will send you a packet of letters written by some of our adoptive families who are ready to adopt. You can get to know our families by viewing their Parent Profiles, speaking with them on the telephone, and visiting with them in person. By creating a connection with the adoptive parents, you can make an adoption plan that you feel good about.

You certainly do not have to choose a family if that's your preference. In that case, we can complete a closed adoption on your behalf. From our experience, many birthmothers find the process of choosing and getting to know the adoptive family an important process; yet we understand that open adoption is not for everyone and every situation is unique.

We help many different types of families start or expand their families through adoption. All of our families have completed a legal adoption homestudy. They are pre-screened and ready to welcome a child into their family through adoption. Most of our adoptive families have been unable to have a biological child.

At Adoption Connection, you never have to worry that you'll be pressured to choose adoption. Our counselors are committed to helping you figure out what's right for you and giving you the support you need to make the decision. Putting a baby up for adoption is never a decision that a woman chooses lightly, and we understand that.

If you live in the United States, we can help you. We are a licensed adoption agency in California, but we can arrange counseling and support for you from an adoption professional near where you live. You can make an adoption plan with one of our adoptive families no matter where you live. The adoptive parents that you choose will usually plan a trip to meet you in person during your pregnancy and will travel to where you live when the baby is born.

Towards the end of your pregnancy, we will help you with hospital arrangements and provide counseling and support both during your hospital stay and after you go home. Once the baby is born, the baby typically goes home with the adoptive parents you have chosen. Your counselor will support you as you return to life after pregnancy and will help you make a plan for future contact with the adoptive family.

You can still make an adoption plan! We have loving adoptive families who are ready to move fast. We can help you find an adoptive family right away.

No, there is no cost to you at any point during an adoption. Our adoption counselors can help you receive support to ensure your safety, health and well-being during your pregnancy and even beyond.

Adoption Connection may be able to assist you with legally qualified, maternity related expenses, including medical care, living expenses, and other costs related to pregnancy. Your adoption counselor can also help you apply for any public assistance to which you may be entitled, including medical insurance to cover prenatal care and hospital charges.

You do not sign any legal documents until after the baby is born. In most states you may not sign papers until you have been discharged from the hospital and you feel ready to meet with your adoption counselor. Adoption laws vary state to state, and Adoption Connection can make sure that all parties follow the laws of your state.

Yes. Generally, both the birthmother and birthfather give their individual consent to legally relinquish their parental rights in an adoption. However, biological fathers who are not married to the birthmother must meet certain requirements to establish paternity and demonstrate a commitment to parenting the child as soon as he learns that he is the baby’s father. Adoption Connection makes every effort to notify all named birthfathers of adoption plans before the baby is born. We can notify birthfathers for you and obtain consent if you no longer have contact with the baby’s father. Contact us to tell us more about your situation, and we'll let you know how we can help you.