How to Make an Adoption Plan
Adoption Choices of New York works with expectant women who choose adoption. Through pregnancy and post-placement, our compassionate staff works by your side through your adoption journey. The adoption process might feel overwhelming but when work with professionals, we will ensure you understand every detail.
MEET WITH AN ADOPTION SPECIALIST
Our counselors are willing to meet you wherever and whenever it’s convenient for you. No matter where you live in New York, a counselor could meet you in your home, out in the community, or in our office. We will talk with you about your individual situation, answer questions, and discuss the adoption process.
CHOOSE AN ADOPTIVE FAMILY
Adoption Choices of New York has many families across the U.S. for you to choose from. After you decide which family you are interested in, you can proceed however you’d like. You may call, email or meet with adoptive parents, or you can communicate your plan directly through your adoption counselor.
CHOOSE YOUR LEVEL OF OPENNESS
All Adoption Choices birth mothers choose the type of adoption or level of openness they desire: open adoption, semi-open adoption, or a closed adoption. We always encourage a level of openness between adoptive families and birth parents, but ultimately it’s up to the birth mother to decide!
CREATE BIRTH PLAN
WE can help you create a birth plan that fits your needs. Your adoption counselor will assist you in planning your hospital stay. You can decide on spending time with your baby and/or the adoptive parents, if that is what you desire. Your delivery and hospital plan is yours. Once the baby and you are ready to be discharged from the hospital, the baby goes home with the adoptive parents.
CONSENT TO ADOPTION
To complete the adoption process, birth parents need to consent to the adoption. The consent is a legal document that birth parents in New York must sign after 48 hours of the baby’s birth.
Your adoption counselor will be available to talk and meet with you before, during and after the adoption placement for as long as you need support.