We Can Help You
What do I do now?
Breathe… and know you are not alone.
If I choose adoption, who will adopt my baby?
There are quality couples who would just love to meet with you and you are the only one who chooses the couple. You are entitled to obtain as much information as you need to choose the adoptive parents.
Is there any cost?
There is absolutely no cost to you to place your baby for adoption. You can legally receive financial support for adoption related expenses throughout your pregnancy (i.e. rent, food, medical, clothing…)
Who can I talk to about placing my baby?
You may speak to an attorney confidentially and without cost, and be independently represented throughout the adoption process. There are immediate answers to every question you may have; call and let us help you.
My baby may be at risk of going into foster care.
You have a right to place your child for adoption and avoid the foster care system all together.
Will I have contact with the adoptive parents I choose?
You are able to meet the adoptive parent(s) before you choose them and may have contact with them before birth.
Will the child know about me as he/she grows up?
You may prepare information about yourself for the child to see as they grow. Adoptive parents will update you as the child grows, if you wish. The child will always know he/she is adopted and about you growing up, if you wish.
Can anyone stop me from placing my baby for adoption?
No one can legally stop you from placing your child for adoption.
If you are not married to the father, the “alleged father” generally cannot stop the adoption unless he demonstrates: He promptly came forward and demonstrated a full commitment to his parental responsibilities to mother and the unborn child, financially, emotionally and otherwise; he held himself out publicly as father, and; promptly filed necessary legal documents to become a legal father.
Less than 5% of the alleged fathers legally object to an adoption.
When is my baby placed with the adoptive parents?
The child is typically placed at birth in the hospital with the adoptive parents. The hospital placement is planned and designed by you and the adoptive parents.
Do I have to attend court hearings?
You do not have to go to a social services office or to court to complete the adoption.
What if the adoptive parents have other kids?
Studies show adopted children do as well or better than other children when placed with other children.
Is there a background check for the adoptive parents?
Adoptive parents are home-studied, investigated and fingerprinted.
I would like to keep my pregnancy private from my family members and friends.
You have the right to keep your pregnancy private. Independent and Agency Adoptions are private and the cases are sealed from the public.
If I am scared and feeling depressed.
You may receive counseling at no cost to you. We are here to help and support you.
Emotional support is available to you. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we are prepared to come to you if that is what your individual situation calls for.
*Any information you share with FAMILYBUILDING is confidential until you authorize us to release it.
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