Frequently Asked Questions
Who can I talk to about my feelings?
Adoptions First has adoption specialists, access to a licensed therapist, and other birth mothers for you to speak with about how you are feeling. This is one of the most important and difficult decisions you will ever make and our professional team is here to support you.
Do I have to pay for the adoption?
No, there is no cost to you. Additionally, most states allow birth mothers to receive help with living expenses such as rent, phone, utilities, food, transportation, and maternity clothes. Please tell us if you need financial assistance.
How do I know the adoptive parents are good people?
We only work with adoptive parents that have been approved to adopt. Part of the approval process is having favorable clearances and a home study report completed by a licensed social worker. Our vetting process is thorough. We are very selective and will not work with just any family that wants to adopt.
Can I choose the adoptive parents?
Yes, you will select the adoptive parents after viewing profiles of adoptive parents that match your criteria.
Can I talk to and meet the adoptive parents?
Yes, you can get to know the adoptive parents as much or as little as you want. Many birth mothers and adoptive parents continue to exchange pictures and updates after the baby arrives which helps everyone stay connected. Ongoing relationships can include visits as well. We will make sure you select a family that is open to the level of future contact you desire.
I do not have a good support system at home. Who can I turn to if I need a friend?
Your adoption specialist will be available to you day and night. We will hold your hand throughout your pregnancy and will be a friend for life. With Adoptions First, you are family.
What happens if I go into labor before selecting adoptive parents?
If you have not selected adoptive parents when you go into labor, do not worry. We will work together to help you select adoptive parents that will be at the hospital before the baby is discharged. You will not have to bring your baby home and your baby will not go into foster care.
How do I talk to my other children and family members about adoption?
Your Adoptions First specialist will share how other birth mothers have successfully talked to their children and family about adoption. While this can be a difficult conversation to initiate, the discussions are often helpful and the outcome positive.