Putting Together a Last Minute Adoption Plan as a Birth Mother
Pregnancy can be a difficult and trying time for a new mother, but an unplanned pregnancy is a shock on its own. Everyone’s different, which also means everyone takes their own time to process this shock and begin exploring their choices regarding the pregnancy. Maybe you can’t decide if adoption is right for you. Perhaps you’ve already decided on adoption, but haven’t made up your mind on which agency to use.
Regardless, you’ve found yourself down to the wire and you’re worried about how to form the best adoption plan at the last minute. Worry not, for Adoption Choices of Texas offers plenty of resources and options for birth mothers, no matter the stage of your pregnancy.
It’s all about working with the right team. Our staff consists of friendly, licensed professionals trained to support you and your decisions as you develop your adoption plan. With the individual assistance from adoption caseworkers, you can navigate the various options available when placing a baby for adoption. When putting together a plan, your adoption caseworker can help sort through potential adoptive families and choose how involved you wish to be after the adoption has been finalized.
I am Currently Pregnant
If you’re still pregnant, our adoption agency hosts many programs that can help you with the remainder of your pregnancy and beyond. If expenses are a concern, we have financial assistance programs available to help. Maybe the legal aspects of adoption in the state of Texas aren’t clear. We offer a free consultation with an independent attorney who can walk you through the specifics and answer your questions. Our programs are always available, no matter how far along you are in the pregnancy.
When establishing an adoption plan, your adoption caseworker can walk you through the steps, even with a last minute adoption. When choosing an adoptive family, we can offer a versatile list that can cater to whatever aspects you highlight as most important. Your adoption caseworker can also organize meetings with prospective adoptive families if you would like to interview them yourself. When planning the hospital stay, your adoption caseworker can help organize your stay from finances to visitors.
You can also choose who you feel comfortable having in the delivery room and what amount of contact you want with the baby before they go home with their adoptive family. We will guide you through the specifics regarding any involvement you wish to have following the adoption to make sure that you are confident and have peace of mind about your decision.
I just Gave Birth
You’re sitting in the hospital, thinking that raising a child isn’t something you’re prepared to do. Just because you’ve given birth doesn’t mean adoption is no longer an option. Adoption Choices of Texas is still available to birth mothers after delivery and can provide the same level of individual attention to new birth mothers. We can cater to whatever your needs may be and develop an adoption plan even at the last minute. If you’d like to speak with an adoption caseworker in person, we can send one to meet with you anywhere, including your hospital room. They can sit down to help you review potential adoptive parents and options for your involvement in the baby’s life. Your baby could go directly to their new family from the hospital. We are there to support you, so that you remain in control of each aspect of the adoption process.
Beyond the Adoption Process
Our services don’t end once the adoption is complete. If need be, you are more than welcome to make an appointment with an adoption counselor for post placement support.. Many birth mothers can find comfort and sort through their concerns alongside others who have taken the same path. Support groups are available at any stage of the adoption process, before or after the birth. It’s always helpful to have the opportunity to voice concerns or ask questions of a community intimately familiar with the struggles and choices you have made.
Our goal is to support you as you decide two important points: 1) what is best for you and 2) what is best for your baby. Making these difficult decisions can take time, and while it is important to plan these aspects of your adoption plan as early as possible, you should not worry about missing deadlines or taking too long to decide. You have options available to establish an adoption plan even at the last minute. Adoption Choices of Texas is available whenever you’re ready to explore the adoption process.
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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