When considering making an adoption plan for your baby, you may have many questions about the adoption process and how it all works. In our office, we are always here to help and support you any way that we can. Here are some frequently asked questions by mothers who are considering adoption and the answers to those common questions. Feel free to reach out to us to discuss the loving option of adoption!
There is no financial cost for a mother who places her baby for adoption. In fact, many of your pregnancy-related expenses may be covered by the adoptive family. These include food, rent, utilities, and medical expenses. Additionally, all of the services that our firm provides are at no cost to birth mothers.
- If I contact an adoption attorney, will I have to place my baby for adoption?
You’re under no obligation to place your baby for adoption if you contact an adoption agency or attorney. Our adoption counselor can meet with you and help you decide if adoption is the right option for you and your child. If you decide to place your baby for adoption, we will assist you in matching with the right adoptive family, making your hospital plan, etc.
- Can I choose the family I want to raise my baby?
You can have as much or as little input into choosing your baby’s adoptive family as you would like. If you want to choose a family, we will listen to your desired characteristics for an adoptive family and present you with profiles of waiting adoptive families that meet your criteria. If you’d like, you can meet the family and the family can be at the hospital when you give birth. If you’d rather have a “closed” adoption, you can ask us to choose a family and have no contact at all. It is up to you to decide how much or little interaction with the chosen family, even after the baby is born if you’d like.
- Can I place a child that is not a newborn?
You can place a child of any age for adoption, it’s never “too late” to make an adoptive placement.
- If I have other children, can I still place a baby for adoption?
You can make an adoption plan for a child, even if you have other children. There is no restriction on placement based on the number of children you have.
If you’re struggling with your pregnancy options or if you truly feel that you just can’t parent, call or text us (850) 308-1836. Madonna and her team are here 24/7 to talk with you and help you understand all of your options.