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How to Place a Baby for Adoption During Quarantine

During the coronavirus pandemic the world is in a state of constant flux, leading to ever new precautions and safety measures being put into place. At this time, it is understandable to have concerns about you and your child’s safety, and to have questions you need to have answered. Down below we will go over a few things that have changed, as well as many that haven’t, to help you get a firm grasp on how the process will look at this point in time. 

Keep in mind that we remain completely open during COVID-19, and that we are available 24/7 to address any questions or concerns that you might have.

What’s stayed the same?

You might be surprised to learn that despite the circumstances very little about the adoption process has changed. While travel restrictions, social distancing and numerous other safety measures have certainly had an impact, the steps involved in getting the process started up until the placement of the child have stayed the same. What are the steps?

  • Once you have made the decision to adopt, you will be matched with a social worker who will be with you throughout the entire process. They will be there to answer any questions that you have, and to make sure everything moves along smoothly. 
  • Next, you will get to meet families looking to adopt, and eventually decide upon the perfect home for your child. This step is the most important one, so we will make sure that all of your needs are met.
  • The final step, once a family has been chosen, is to relocate your child to their new home. You will work closely with your social worker and the family to choose the place and time that works best for you, and then all that’s left to do is wait.

What’s changed?

  • Because of the risk of exposure inherent in meeting face to face, at this time, any interactions you have (either with a family or your social worker) will be either through the phone or an online platform. That being said, the situation is constantly developing and it is possible that other arrangements can be made if it’s in the best interest of everyone involved.
  • As there are many restrictions on travel at this time, the placement of a child into their new home at the end of the adoption process will have to be much more fluid. This means that it may be necessary for the family to drive to the birth mother’s home or a prearranged meeting place, or perhaps delay the transportation until a later date. Nothing is set in stone, but it is important to recognize the options available.

Placing a Baby for Adoption during Quarantine

It is important to understand that every situation is unique and that we will work with you to develop the perfect plan for you and your child. While COVID-19 has certainly been a game changer, safety is our number one concern and nothing will move forward until everyone is ready to do so.

As an expectant woman or birth parent, to learn more about adoption, contact Adoption Choices of Texas. You can call us at 888-307-3340, text us at 888-307-3340, or email us here. If you are hoping to adopt, please visit us here. We look forward to helping you through your adoption journey!

Meet the Author: Elijah Weiner is currently studying English and East Asian Studies at Denison University, and spends the majority of his free time reading a good science fiction book. His interest has always been in fiction, so whether he is reading or writing it is always based upon the imaginary world. 

Elijah lives in Boulder, Co and spends his free time reading or bicycling outdoors.

 

 

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