What is a New York Adoption Plan?
By Katiara Potter
The adoption process can seem daunting. So many decisions to make. It can be tough knowing what the right decision for you is. Adoption Choices of New York is here to help you through every step of this journey. We’re here to support you. The primary concern is about you and your well-being. A New York adoption plan is an important part of the adoption process. Making a plan can help you decide what steps you want to take to adopt your baby. These steps will include:
- Deciding the type of adoption you want to have.
- Exploring any preferences, you might have for an adoptive family
- Finding assistance and support which can include counseling and financial assistance.
- Consulting an adoption specialist to help you through all of this.
An adoption plan can ease the stress of putting your baby up for adoption. This plan involves a series of steps to ensure an adoption that is well thought out and provide an expectant mother with the support that she will need during this time. If you’re experiencing an unexpected or unwanted pregnancy, you may wish to place your baby up for adoption. This time can be extremely stressful for you. Adoption Choices of New York is available to provide the resources and assistance you may need.
Do I Need an Adoption Plan?
Since this process can be stressful for you, an adoption plan can allow you to handle things your way. This is not a process that you should rush through. Creating a plan can assess your thought process and consider all your options. Since you’re dealing with an unplanned or unexpected pregnancy, you may have a lot on your mind. Making an adoption plan can help you see the choices that you want to make. You also don’t need to do this alone. Our counselors at Adoption Choices of New York will help you with your adoption plan. You can go over every detail in-depth with your adoption counselor. Again, we’re here to support you and help you with anything you might need.
Ways, a New York Adoption Plan, Can Help
An adoption plan can benefit you by:
- Giving you a chance to control your decisions (i.e., choosing the adoptive family, choosing if you want an open, semi-open, or closed adoption.)
- Providing you with the opportunity to seek support and counseling. Adoption Choices of New York and many other adoption agencies in NY are available to provide these services for you.
- Letting you think about how you want to create your birth plan. Remember, you’re in control. You can decide how you want your delivery and hospital stay to be. You can also decide if you would like an adoption counselor to assist you with your birth plan.
Creating an Adoption Plan
There is no “one size fits all” approach when crafting an adoption plan. Every expectant mother will have their own unique needs and requirements. Tailoring your plan to fit your own personal needs is the goal. Adoption Choices of New York is available to provide you with guidance and assistance. Some of the steps that may be included in your adoption plan are:
Meeting with an Adoption Specialist
Adoption Choices of New York will meet with an expectant mother living in any area of New York. We’re here to help you through this process. We will make it convenient for you to meet with us.
Think About and Select the Type of Adoption You’d Like to Have
You can choose to have an open, semi-open, or closed adoption. It’s important to conduct research and meet with an adoption specialist before making these decisions. You want to be sure you’re doing what is best for you.
Select an Adoptive Family
Your adoption specialist will be supporting you through every step of your New York adoption plan. They are there to make sure you find the right adoptive family that meets any of your preferences.
Seek Support Financially and Emotionally
You may need support during this time. Adoption Choices of New York is available to help you find any type of support you may need.
Create a Birth Plan
Since your well-being is the focus, a plan should be made to determine the details of your delivery and hospital stay. Your adoption counselor can help you make this plan and help you with resources for your delivery.
Sign a Document of Consent
In New York, 48 hours after the birth of a baby, birth parents are required to sign a document consenting to the adoption. An adoption plan is vital for the well-being of you and your baby. It’s important to make an adoption plan to assess your thought process and know if adoption is right for you. This process can feel overwhelming. We want to make sure your personal needs are always the focus. Adoption Choices of New York is here for you.