What Happens at the Hospital When Giving Baby up for Adoption?
One of the most common questions we get from birth mothers is about the hospital stay. Once you go into labor, how do you make sure the hospital knows about the adoption plan? Will the adoption plan covers the hospital visit? What else needs to happen once the baby is born? The Texas adoption process is infamously a little complicated, and all of that comes to a head at the hospital stay. Lucky for you, Adoption Choices of Texas makes sure you can keep your mind off the paperwork and on more important things. Here are just a few things to expect during your hospital stay working with adoption agencies in San Antonio.
Before the Hospital Visit During Adoption Process
Before you even arrive at the hospital, your adoption counselor will walk you through the details of your hospital stay step by step. The exact details of a hospital plan will differ from mother to mother. Depending on your needs, we will cater the hospital experience to you. If there are any accommodations you would like at the hospital, your counselor will make sure you receive them. Have a favorite pillow? Sure thing! Want us to call a family member? No problem at all.
If you have a preferred hospital, we’ll help take you there if you need. What’s important to remember is that your adoption counselor will be with you at the hospital to help you during your stay.
Finalizing the Adoption in Texas
As you might expect, the hospital is where the last steps of the adoption process occur. If you have already been working with Adoption Choices of Texas for several months, this will come as no surprise. When you arrive, you can explain to the nurse that you have an adoption counselor and work with an adoption agency in Texas. After the baby is born, you’ll sign the adoption finalization forms. Once this is done, the adoptive family will likely take the baby home from the hospital once they’re ready.
It may be difficult to watch your child go, but Adoption Choices make sure every child ends up with a happy and loving home.
Last Minute Unwanted Pregnancy Options
If you have discovered your pregnancy late in your term or circumstances have changed, and you want to choose adoption, we can still absolutely help you put your baby up for adoption. This remains a choice for you in a convenient way for up to 48 hours after your child is born. Although many adoption plans are created in advance, we can still help you build an adoption plan while you’re staying at the hospital.
First, you’ll give Adoption Choices of Texas a call. You can’t put your baby up for adoption without an adoption agency! Don’t worry about the money either: all adoptions are free of cost to every birth mother.
The next step is to sort out some paperwork. Our counselors have years of experience working with parents and can help you understand what you’re signing without giving you a headache. Once all that’s said, you may even get a choice of which adoptive family will take home your child.
We’re all about choices here, hence the name, so you can also choose what sort of counseling and financial support you would like. We can match you with government programs such as SNAP or can just help you pay for a bus pass. If you need it, we’ll try to make it happen.
What if I Am Unsure if I Want to Choose Adoption?
Some mothers find themselves in a particularly tricky spot. They’re in the hospital with their child, but they don’t know whether or not they wish to put their child up for adoption. Does this sound like you? Don’t lose hope yet! We can offer unplanned pregnancy help in the form of temporary care for your child. While Adoption Choices of Texas does not do this, we can help you sort out how your child will be cared for during this period. Once you’ve decided, we’ll be happy to help you either way.
The Hospital Stay with Adoption Agencies in Texas
No matter where you are in your pregnancy, Adoption Choices of Texas can help you set up an adoption plan. If you’re far from your due date, we can help you build an adoption plan and plan out the hospital stay ahead of time. If that due date is fast approaching, we can still help you plan an adoption, even from your hospital bed. For most mothers, all you will have to think about in the hospital is signing a couple of forms and taking care of yourself. Ready to start building a hospital plan today? Contact us at Adoption Choices of Texas!
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: Joshua Boulet is an aspiring journalist and writer with a particular fondness for research and social sciences. He loves music, writing, reading, video games and most art, and anything creative he can get his hands on. Boulet believes that there’s too much good stuff out there and not enough time to see it all. He grew up on video games: the classic Sonic the Hedgehog games, Mario Kart, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, and Legend of Zelda. The music of rhythm games led him to an interest in that, and the investigative journalism of Jason Schreier inspired him to discover the importance of journalism as an industry. That interest in developers’ lives led him to an interest in social justice and how the world could maybe be made into a better place. “All this to say, there is certainly a line I can draw between me obsessively playing Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and me interviewing my sociology professor about how to read academic articles. Those surprising through lines fascinate me all the same. At my best, I’m a person who gets to be constantly fascinated by the lives and work of other people.”
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