Answers to Your Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
We tried our best to answer the questions we usually get asked the most. But we also know that as you learn more about adoption and the process, you will probably think of even more questions. We are here to answer those questions honestly and without judgment. Please reach out to us any time, we are available 24/7 to talk or text confidentially.
Will it cost me anything to place my baby for adoption?
It will not cost you anything to place your baby for adoption. In fact, you will be able to receive assistance with your expenses.
Can I have help with my expenses?
Yes, you can have help with your expenses. We will ask you for a breakdown of what you need and together we will work out a budget for you.
Can I have help finding a doctor?
Yes, we can help you find a doctor that you like in your area.
Can I have help with paying for my medical bills?
Yes, your medical expenses will be covered from prenatal care to post-partum. We will make sure you won’t have to worry about medical bills.
Can I have help with counseling?
Yes, we believe that counseling is an important part of your adoption journey, including after you have delivered and placed your baby. We will always be available to help you find a counselor.
Can I choose the family for my baby?
Yes, you can choose the family for your baby. All of our families have put together a profile book about themselves for you to read, see pictures and get to know them. We want you to find the family that you feel is perfect for your baby and never want you to settle on a situation that doesn’t feel right in your heart.
Can I have contact with the family that adopts my baby?
Yes, you get to choose the level of openness that you want with the family that adopts your baby. With technology and social media these days, there are many ways to keep in touch and we will help you and the adopting family come up with a plan together.
Can I keep my adoption plan confidential?
Yes, your confidentiality is our priority. This is your plan and so you get to choose who you want to share your story with. We will support your choices every step of the way.
Can I make an adoption plan if I am in labor or have already delivered my baby?
Yes, we can help you make an adoption plan at any stage of your pregnancy, including if you are in labor or if you have already delivered. It is not unusual for women to reach out at different times – we understand that you have a lot on your plate, both physically and emotionally. We are here for you, whenever you are ready.
Can I see my baby in the hospital?
Yes, you can spend as much time with your baby in the hospital as you would like.
Will my baby go home from the hospital with the adopting family?
Yes, in most cases, your baby will go home from the hospital with the adopting parents.
How will I know if my baby will be safe with the adopting family?
Each and every family that we work with has gone through an extensive process (including child abuse clearances) for which they have all been approved. The families we work with have been waiting to welcome a baby into their lives and are ready to love and keep your baby safe.
When do I sign the adoption papers?
Every state has their own set of laws surrounding the timing of you signing the adoption paperwork. We will review all of those details with you so that you have a full understanding of what the process would look like, step by step.
What if I am unsure of my decision?
There is never any pressure from any of us here at Hudson Hearts. We all fully understand just how big a decision this is and we want you to be sure before you move forward. We are here to help you explore all of your options, not just adoption. We really will be here for you every step of the way.
What is different about Hudson Hearts from all of the other agencies?
We are an all female staff of women who have been very personally touched and connected to adoption. This isn’t just our work, it is our life’s work. We are adoptees, birth mothers and adoptive parents and we are all here for you. And we are here for the long run – we will be here to help and support you even after you have placed your baby.
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