Steps in the Adoption Process
Adoption is a journey filled with many emotions and we are here to walk you through every step of the way. While your journey will be unique – filled with your choices and your decisions, there are steps to take along the way. We will hold your hand when you need it the most and will be here to guide you through each stage of the process.
We are here for you whenever you are ready to talk. You can reach us by phone or by text, day or night. We will spend time answering your questions and helping you figure out if adoption is the right choice for you. All of our communications will be honest, free of judgment and completely confidential.
MEET WITH AN ADOPTION COUNSELOR
Sometimes meeting in person and being able to put a face to a name can go a long way. We can meet you at a location you are comfortable with. As always, our time together will be spent speaking honestly, free of judgment and everything will remain completely confidential.
CREATE YOUR ADOPTION PLAN
Though it is true that some parts of the process are common through all adoption plans, we believe that adoption does not fit into a one size fits all category. We will spend time discussing your needs and wishes so that your adoption plan is personalized for YOU. This will include finding the perfect family for your baby, reviewing your budget and expenses for financial assistance, creating a hospital plan for your delivery and making a plan for your future.
We will be there for you every step of the way, and this includes during your delivery. We will work with the hospital staff to make sure your wishes are understood and respected. After your delivery, you may choose to spend as much time as you want with your baby. You may also choose to spend time with the adopting family. We know first hand how emotional a time it can be after delivery and we will be there to support you.
We will make sure that before you sign any documents, you fully understand the legal adoption process. We will be there by your side to guide you through the process of reading and signing all of the documents and of course will answer all of your questions along the way.
Once you go home from the hospital, your adoption plan does not end. You may continue to receive any financial assistance as was agreed upon and you may continue to have communication with the adopting family, as was agreed to. We do not disappear after you have placed your baby – we are here to support you emotionally for as long as you need, and encourage you to meet with or speak with a counselor, if you feel that would be helpful as part of your healing process.
Let’s Talk or Text Confidentially & Privately
Are you unsure about what to do next? We know this is not an easy decision and it can be scary to take the next step. Everything you share will be sent directly to one of us at Hudson Hearts and your information will be kept confidential. Once you complete the contact form, we will reach out to you to answer your questions, discuss your options and talk more about your wishes for you and your baby.
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