Common questions about matching/child placement

How will I be chosen as an adoptive parent?

Expectant parents are provided several prospective Family Profiles and choose the family who will raise their child.

What information will I have on expectant/birth parents or the baby?

Once an expectant parent chooses you, you will be provided with a Parent Profile and medical information to make your own decision about the match. Adoption Choices staff are available to answer questions and assist you in this decision. If you move forward, you will receive updated medical information during the pregnancy and at the time of birth.

Will I have contact with the expectant parents during the pregnancy or after the baby is placed with me?

Most expectant and prospective adoptive parents talk and meet during the pregnancy and at the time of delivery. Some develop plans to remain in contact after the placement and adoption finalization. Adoption Choices or your attorney can help you create and maintain a relationship that works for you and your family.

Who will explain the specifics about my adoption situation?

Adoption Choices staff will provide information on your adoption process, including needed and available services, legal proceedings, costs and time frames.

Can I work with Adoption Choices as well as an adoption attorney?

Yes. Many families do both simultaneously.

How do I work with the Adoption Choices matching program?

After you complete your home study with Adoption Choices of New York (or if you already have a completed, updated home study), you can apply to the Adoption Choices Placement Program. Adoption Choices will discuss the agency placement process with you and, if you meet their requirements, will add you to their waiting families list. Do not start a home study with another social worker or agency before discussing this with Adoption Choices of New York.

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