The Adoption Process
The Adoption Process
Following are the steps involved in the adoption process through our program, should you wish to consider working with us:
Contact us at your convenience, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
– via telephone toll free at (800) 321-2138 or contact us
– via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– via interactive live “chat”
1. Participate in a telephone consultation with one of our trained staff members
2. Provide a copy of your pregnancy verification stating your estimated due date.
3. Complete various forms including a social-medical history questionnaire.
4. Fly to Los Angeles for a two-day adoption session with our trained staff, at no cost to you
5. Avail of a private one-on-one counseling session with a professional adoption counselor to help you determine if adoption is the correct path for you.
6. Assist our staff in obtaining prenatal records from your doctor, or arrange to start prenatal care as soon as possible.
7. Work with our staff to establish a budget for medical and living expenses.
8. Provide our office with as much information as available to you or that which you can gather regarding the identity and location of the birth father of your unborn child.
9. Meet face-to-face with prospective adoptive parents who meet the criteria you have set for adoptive parents for your child
10. Confirm, when applicable, that you have medical coverage for your prenatal care and delivery
11. Keep your regular obstetric appointments required by your doctor to ensure your health and that of your unborn baby
12. Pre-register at the hospital where you plan to deliver.
13. Fill out our Hospital Birth Plan form.
14. Continue contact with your adoptive parents, and, at your option, the adoption counselor.
15. Meet with the appropriate social worker or attorney (to be arranged by our office and which will be at no cost to you) who will review and explain consent documents to you and the timing of when they need to be signed
16. Inform our office and the adoptive parents immediately when you go into labor.
17. Visit with the baby, the adoption counselor, your social worker or attorney (if you are working with one), your adoptive parents, and whomever you choose to help you feel comfortable and at ease with your decision at the time of birth.
18. Sign consent/relinquishment documents after the birth of the baby (usually after you have been discharged from the hospital or within 48 to 72 hours after delivery)
If you have any other questions… We are here to help.
- CALL our hotline at 1.800.321.2138,
- CHAT with an adoption counselor, or
- EMAIL us right now, FREE of charge.
We can send you our initial packet of information with helpful literature and an educational video via overnight delivery.
For over 25 years we have helped birth mothers like yourself find the answers they are looking for. We have helped form hundreds of families through our unique approach.