How to Make an Adoption Plan in New York
How to Make an Adoption Plan in NY
Unplanned pregnancy. Unwanted pregnancy. Unexpected… A very frightening and stressful discovery. So much to think about. To consider. What is the best choice – parenting, termination or adoption? Should I put my baby up for adoption? Is adopting out my baby the right choice? It’s hard to function under the extreme pressure and know what is the right answer. Life suddenly seems out of control and overwhelming. But, if you choose adoption for you and your baby, there’s good news! Creating your adoption plan is something you have complete control over.
Adoption Choices of New York, a full service local adoption agency working with expectant women who choose adoption. We deliver an empowering and positive experience, and you will be treated with the utmost respect. Through pregnancy and post-placement, our qualified and highly-trained staff is ready to address any questions or concerns you have and help you get started on your adoption journey. The adoption process might feel overwhelming but when you work with professionals, we will ensure you understand every detail.
Creating Your Adoption Plan with Adoption Choices
Placing your baby for adoption is a lifelong decision. Don’t rush the process. Even if you decide to place your baby for adoption late in your pregnancy or after delivery, take your time. Creating your adoption plan is a unique process. From the level of openness you wish to have with the family and your child to what you look for in a prospective adoptive family – the decisions are yours can be made with care. The most important thing for you to keep in mind is what you feel is best for you and your baby. Adoption Choices of New York will take it from there and this is what you can expect:
1 – 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.
2 – 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.
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. Contact Us 24/7: 800-505-8592 (Phone) | 518-478-8420 | Email
3 – 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!
4 – Create a 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.
5 – 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 relationship with Adoption Choices of New York will not cost you anything. Counseling, support, and legal services all come at no charge to birth parents. We can even provide birth mothers with financial assistance. We can provide assistance with medical and prenatal care as well. We will make sure you are in a safe and comfortable living environment. While you do not get paid for adoption, most states have laws related specifically to adoption financial support. Because we are licensed by the state of New York, we can help! Adoptive parents are able to legally provide financial assistance for living expenses such as rent, utilities, food, transportation, and maternity clothes. Your adoption specialist will help establish a budget to meet your needs. You can trust that you will be taken care of through your pregnancy, birth, and post-placement.
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Best Practices for Customizing Your Adoption Plan
Here are our best practices for customizing your adoption plan into something that will last a lifetime.
- Start with research. Choosing adoption is a permanent decision. We want you to be confident and comfortable with your choices.
- Decide what you want in an adoptive family and
- Search through Adoptive Parent Profile books
- Prepare yourself emotionally and mentally – we can offer support, guidance, and counseling
- Learn to grow together – through a semi-open or open adoption, allow the adoption triad to develop
To learn more about each of these steps, click here.
Adoption is a loving healthy choice for women facing an unplanned pregnancy in New York. Contact Adoption Choices of New York to help create your adoption plan. Adoption is an option!