We’ll walk you through every step of the way

While all adoption plans are unique, the five basic steps to planning an adoption are…

Step 1 – Educating yourself about adoption

It’s very important for parents considering an adoption plan to educate themselves about adoption and the various options available: agency versus attorney, open versus closed, services, and resources.

Step 2 – Meeting with an adoption professional

After you’ve educated yourself about adoption and the various options, your next step is to speak with an adoption professional who can answer any questions you may have. Working with an adoption professional you trust and feel comfortable with can make all the difference in your experience.

Step 3 – Creating an adoption plan that’s right for you

By working with an adoption professional, you’ll be able to create the terms of your potential adoption plan. As an expectant parent, you are able to select an adoptive family, choose the level of contact you’d like with the adoptive parents before and after the birth, and plan your hospital and delivery experience.

Step 4 – Placement

This occurs after the baby is born and you’ve made your final decision concerning adoption. An adoption professional will work with you to make sure you understand your rights and the legal process as it occurs. You’ll have the option of being present at the placement of your child with his or her adoptive parents.

Step 5 – Post-adoption services

Birth parents feel many emotions after placing a child for adoption. We encourage birth parents to stay in contact with agency staff for support services after an adoption plan has been made. We want to ensure your needs are being met during this difficult time.