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How to Give My Baby Up for Adoption
Below is a tour through the basic steps of the adoption process for a pregnant woman considering adoption.
Before we begin, please know that at any time you may speak directly with an adoption counselor 24/7, confidentially, and with no obligation by calling or texting 480-900-5520 or via our contact form.
We have worked with hundreds of women in your exact situation and we understand your feelings, fears, and questions during this difficult time. We will talk to you honestly about your options and will provide you with resources to help you make the best decision for your situation.
If you do decide to take the next step toward adoption, here’s how the adoption process will work:
The Adoption Process
STEP 2 | SCHEDULE INITIAL MEETING
An Adoption Counselor can come to you.
STEP 3 | COMPLETE PAPERWORK
An Adoption Counselor will provide you with all the necessary paperwork.
STEP 4 | PREGNANCY CARE
If you are in a homeless situation, your Adoption Counselor will help you with finding housing and transportation, offer financial help with some expenses, and find you the best doctor who is sympathetic to your particular needs and you will receive pre-natal and medical care.
STEP 5 | REVIEW FAMILY PROFILES
Your Adoption Counselor will bring you carefully screened family profiles to choose from.
Don’t feel you have the right family? We’ll get more profiles.
STEP 6 | CONGRATULATIONS, YOU’RE MATCHED!
You are in charge of nearly every aspect of the adoption, including choosing the adoptive family. Your Adoption Counselor will work with you to find exactly the type of family you see your child growing up in.
STEP 7 | FAMILY INTRODUCTION
Your Adoption Counselor will help you schedule a conference call with your adoptive family. And maybe even a visit!
STEP 8 | STAY IN TOUCH WITH ADOPTION COUNSELOR
Attend doctor’s appointments. Communicate with your adoptive family. And reach out to your Adoption Counselor; this is a very emotional time for you, you are not alone!
STEP 9 | YOUR DUE DATE!
You are in charge of your hospital and birth plan and your Adoption Counselor will be present to advocate for you at the hospital.
STEP 10 | BIRTH OF CHILD
The baby will leave the hospital with the adoptive family. Your Adoption Counselor will schedule a date for you to give your final consent.
STEP 11 | POST-PLACEMENT
You and the adoptive family will agree to post-placement communication which will vary and at a minimum include pictures and letters via a web-based program. Expenses will continue to be paid for 6 weeks after delivery.