NY Adoption; Adoption in New York State
Especially now, in these confusing quarantine/lockdown times, pregnancy can feel overwhelming. Especially if you aren’t ready to parent! Should I keep it? Should I terminate it? What about adoption? If these thoughts have ran through your mind, first know, you are not alone! Many women find themselves in this same moment wondering what to do with an unplanned pregnancy. While we are happy to discuss all your options in New York, this article is about adoption.
Adoption is a loving decision. Despite the stigma it carries from adoptions’ past of “giving up a baby”, it’s a healthy, well-thought decision made by a woman who knows she is not ready to parent this child or give this child the best life possible. It’s not an easy choice, it’s not a cop out, and it’s definitely not shameful. It’s brave and loving.
At Adoption Choices of New York you will find a staff of professionals ready to lend experience, expertise, knowledge, and resources for a woman (and/or couple) who are pregnant and considering adoption in New York. Not only will she be welcomed by a dedicated counselor who will support her and advocate her through every step of the adoption process, a birth mother can also receive financial assistance, pregnancy support, a safe place to stay (if needed), maternity clothing, and more!
Choosing adoption in New York with our adoption agency is always free to the birth parents or expectant woman. Your counselor will help you find a prenatal care provider if you don’t have one and/or apply for Medicaid if necessary. She can meet you at your doctor’s appointments, help provide transportation, or offer any other support you need!
Living expenses might include rent, groceries, car expenses, utility bills and phone bills, and maternity clothes. While these funds aren’t unlimited, we can definitely create a budget that will fit your needs for a comfortable and healthy pregnancy.
While creating your adoption plan with Adoption Choices you will learn about types of adoption, waiting families, and the many different options that will make your adoption unique and customized to your needs. We will discuss your preferences for an adoptive family, show you family profile books to help you choose, discuss open adoption vs. closed adoption, communicate with the family you choose, create a birth hospital plan, and discuss post-placement support, counseling, and resources. You are never alone through the NY adoption process!
If you are considering adoption for your newly newborn baby, toddler or older child, we can still help. You are still in control of the adoption plan and we will work with you quickly to discover your needs for self, child, and for placing your child with a loving family.
It takes a strong person and a caring mother to put her child’s needs before her own. And by choosing to put a child up for adoption, you are doing exactly that – taking control of your situation and providing your child with the type of life you want him or her to have, no matter how difficult it is for you.