What is an Open Adoption? Whether you’re a birth parent considering placing your child for adoption or a family looking to adopt, you’ve probably come across the term “open adoption” in your research but do you know what an open adoption really is? Or whether or not it will work for you and your family? … Continue reading What is open adoption?
Placing a child for adoption is a very serious decision that can change the rest of your life as well as the life of your child. Adoption leads to a complete relinquishing of parental rights and offers no guarantee that the biological parents will be able to interact with their child in the future. Some … Continue reading Should I put my baby up for adoption?
First and foremost, you are not giving up your baby. You are making a choice to place your baby for adoption with a loving family. And we know the decision to place your baby for adoption is a huge decision! An unexpected pregnancy can cause much distress, confusion, and potentially heartache; your life is quickly … Continue reading Should I give my baby up for adoption?
Adoption can be a beautiful way to build a family, but it’s not always an easy way. There are plenty of fears that can creep in as hopeful adoptive parents consider and pursue this journey. Here are a few common fears/questions parents face as they approach adoption and some ideas of ways to help overcome … Continue reading Adoption Fears and Questions Answered for Adoptive Parents
ADOPTION PROCESS 5 Steps For Expectant Mothers 1. Contact Us We are here 24/7 to discuss your questions and concerns about adoption. Call toll-free at (855) 274-4673 to get help now. 2. Talk to an Adoption Counselor Our first priority is to help you understand your choices so that you can decide if adoption is … Continue reading Placing My Baby for Adoption
Home studies, interviews, applications, and paperwork is complete. All is approved and now it’s time to wait. It’s time to wait for a match with a birth mother and then of course, for the birth of the baby. While waiting can quite possibly be the most difficult period during your adoption process, there is no … Continue reading What to do While Waiting for Adoption (Adoptive Parents)
Every state has its own adoption laws, which means adoption laws in Alabama could be different from other states. Here is a basic overview of the domestic adoption laws in Alabama and how they may affect your domestic adoption process: Who Can Adopt a Child in Alabama? Any adult is eligible to adopt in Alabama. Single … Continue reading Alabama Adoption Laws
Whether you are an adoptive or birth family seeking information, this article details what is a home study, what to expect during a home study, and why a home study is required for the adoption process. What is a Home Study? The home study consists of interviews, various documents and paperwork, background clearances, and a … Continue reading What is and Why a Home Study?
One of the rights of the birth mother is to create her birth plan, which will be used to share her wishes and preferences about labor and delivery with the hospital staff. Adoption Choices of Alabama is very supportive in helping a birth mother create her ideal birth plan. In an open adoption, the adoptive parents … Continue reading Adoption Basics 101-7: In the Hospital and Adoption Placement
Choosing to place a child for adoption is generally a very difficult and emotional process for the birth mother. It is often hard for birth mothers to tell friends and family about their decision to place their child for adoption. This is particularly hard when the birth mother’s extended family is against the idea of … Continue reading Adoption Basics 101-6: Telling Others About Your Adoption Plan