Most Common Questions Birth Mothers Have About Adoption
If you are a pregnant woman in Texas considering adoption, you must certainly have a lot of questions. While every situation is unique, and your adoption caseworker will be there to help you throughout your adoption journey, there are a few common questions that birth mothers have about adoption. Whether or not you have made the decision to adopt, simply getting to know a bit more about the adoption process can make everything so much easier once you decide.
Common Questions Birth Mothers Have About Adoption
Can I spend time with my child after the adoption has been finalized?
Absolutely! Not only do you decide how much interaction you want with your child in the hospital, but you can also set up a visitation schedule with your child’s adoptive family much farther in advance. This means that you can work out a plan specifically suited to your needs, and be as much of a part of your child’s life as you want to. The most common plan for birth mothers who want to continue to see their child is called open adoption.
How will adoption impact me financially?
Before the adoption process even begins, we will work with you to develop a financial assistance plan. This can mean helping you find a place to stay, providing financial assistance for groceries and other necessities, and even helping you register with programs specifically available to birth mothers. Whatever your needs are, we will help you cover them.
Can I help pick the adoptive family?
Yes! One of the most important aspects of the adoption process is choosing the adoptive family, and this decision is all up to you. We will be there to help you during the search, but it will ultimately be you who picks the perfect family. You will be able to meet with them in person (or virtually) to get to know them as much as you feel is necessary. Once again, nothing will go through until you give us the okay.
Can I receive support post-adoption?
Of course! Not only can we provide you with contact information from the many support groups that exist specifically for birth mothers, but we can provide you counseling and remain as a go-between for you and the adoptive family as well. This means we can help you get in touch whenever you need to, or simply provide you with an update on your child’s well being. We can also help you apply for any programs that offer assistance to birth mothers even after the adoption has taken place.
How do I get started with adoption?
Getting started is the easiest part! Simply give us a call, and we can start developing your adoption plan as soon as possible. We are available 24/7 to answer any questions that you might have, even if you simply wish to learn more about the process.
Now that we have answered a few of the most common questions birth mothers have about adoption, we hope you feel a bit more confident about the adoption process. Keep in mind that every situation is unique, but that we will develop a plan that works just for you. You are not alone during this time. We are here for you!
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!
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