Questions and Answers About Adoption:
Below are some answers to questions that we receive about adoption. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. We look forward to meeting you soon!
If you are not ready to be a parent, choosing adoption is something to consider. You have control by selecting a stable, loving family. At birth, you have the option for immediate release or to spend time before you do. If you so choose, you can get progress updates while you continue your education and career goals. Adoption is a selfless decision, you can be proud of.
Yes! With most adoption agencies you can choose a family friend, acquaintance or someone who has been recommended to you, even someone in another state. Or you can choose from couples screened by your agency who have been waiting to become parents.
We touched on that a little bit, but you may have as much contact at the hospital that is comfortable for you. In most places, you can choose an open adoption that allows for ongoing visits, or you can choose a less open adoption in which your updates come through letters and pictures arranged through your agency. Adoptive families respect whatever you decide.
The birth father’s rights are equal to yours. If you disagree on adoption or you no longer have a relationship with him, your agency will work with the court to determine if his rights can be terminated.
You do not need an attorney, and there are no costs to you. Your adoption agency handles all legal details on your behalf. Most important, your agency knows your decision was not an easy one to make and will continue to be available to you if you so choose.