Are you considering adoption for your baby? If yes, working with a licensed & trustworthy local adoption agency is recommended to keep your adoption safe and legal. It will also ensure that you can place your baby with a loving family who is thoroughly screened and vetted. The fact that you are thinking about adoption means you are ready to make a selfless choice to provide your baby with a great life. If you are planning to place your baby for adoption, keep reading.
Steps to follow as you consider placing your child for adoption:
1. Find a trustworthy local adoption agency for support.
How do you know where to begin once you have decided to place your baby for adoption?
When you work with an adoption agency like Courageous Hearts Adoptions (CHA), you will see them walk by your side as you make the decisions that are right for you and your baby. We are here to help you learn more about your options and decide which path is best for you and your baby. Our caring and compassionate team members will be available to offer you 24/7 support.
2. Make an adoption plan.
Once you have found an adoption agency like us that you want to work with, you can begin to think about your adoption plan. There are three types of adoption plans you may consider:
At Courageous Hearts Adoptions, our counselors will answer any questions regarding the various types of adoption plans. We are always responsive to your needs and requirements.
3. Find an adoptive family for your child.
CHA empowers you to select the best adoptive family for your child. You can browse the profiles of the many hopeful adoptive families longing to adopt a child. You can read their letters and stories and look through photos of their family and home. All our families are thoroughly screened and vetted.
4. Complete the legal steps of adoption.
Birth mothers at Courageous Hearts Adoptions have access to quality care throughout the pregnancy. In addition to designing an adoption plan, your adoption counselor can help you create a hospital plan. You can decide:
Who will be in the delivery room with you?
Who will be the first person to hold the baby?
How much interaction will you have with the adoptive parents?
After the baby is born, based on the laws of your state, there may be a waiting period of 48-72 hrs before you sign consent to adoption.
With us, birth mothers are always informed of their rights, and our staff ensures they are comfortable with their decision before finalizing the adoption.
5. Post-placement life
If a birth mother chooses open adoption, she can continue to have a relationship with the adoptive parent and child. Adoption is an act of love. It’s the beginning of a new future and shared love.
Now that you know how to begin your adoption journey with a local agency like us, you can reach us anytime for more information.
Call or text anytime to talk to our adoption counselor: (317) 964-3365.