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 you feel is best for you and your baby. Our counselors are available to talk through your feelings about adoption, answer all your questions, help you find a loving family, and connect you to resources in your area before and after the adoption. We can also create an adoption budget for you for 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 choosing a family for their baby an Important part of making an adoption plan. Once you reach out to us and share a little about you and what you’re looking for in a family, we’ll send you letters written by our adoptive families who are ready to adopt. It’s up to you how much interaction you want with an adoptive family. You decide if you want to speak with them on the phone, just text message or even meet them in person. By creating a connection with the adoptive parents, you can make a 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.

Adoption Connection will never pressure you to choose adoption. You don’t have to worry about not knowing what you want to do when you call us. Our counselors are committed to helping you figure out what’s right for you and giving you the support and information you need so you can feel good that you’re making the best decision you possibly can for your baby. Choosing adoption is never a decision that any woman chooses lightly, and we understand how important it is for you to have someone to confidentially speak with an experienced and compassionate counselor as you consider all your options. We believe it’s your decision, at your pace.

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.

State laws can vary on whether a father must consent to adoption. Generally, if you are married to the father, he will need to consent. If you are not married to the father and no longer in contact with him, we can take care of contacting him so you don’t have to. In most cases, the baby’s father doesn’t have to consent but he does need to receive notice of the adoption, and after he is noticed, he would have to take steps to establish paternity and demonstrate a commitment to parenting within a set time frame in order to challenge the plan of adoption. We understand that the circumstances about the baby’s father might be complicated. It might even scare you to think about how to tell him about your plan of adoption. We are here to help you figure that out and will take the steps necessary at your pace, when you’re ready. Contact us to tell us more about your situation, and we’ll know what to do for you.