Adoption Plan [You are in Charge]
With American Adoptions, you will always be in control of your adoption plan because only you know what’s best for your baby.
What is an adoption plan? Your adoption plan is the blueprint for your adoption process. It will include your preferences in qualities you’d like to see in the hopeful adoptive family so that your adoption specialist can help you find the perfect match for your baby.
Your adoption specialist can help you create your plan and will guide you through the process, but you will always be the one calling the shots. You will always be 100% in control when it comes to making an adoption plan in Missouri.
During a time where you might feel like you don’t have a lot of control, we understand how important it is to be able to make your own decisions. Many of our adoption specialists have been through the adoption process as birth parents themselves and have been in your shoes. They will help you create a modern adoption plan that reflects what you want from your adoption.
Your preferences will be documented in your adoption plan. Every decision made throughout your adoption journey will be based on what’s detailed in your adoption plan. That being said, you can change any part of your adoption plan at any stage in the adoption process. Your adoption specialist will always respect your choices and will never try to pressure you into making a decision you are not on board with.
To learn more about modern adoption plans in Missouri, keep reading below or contact us now.
How to Make an Adoption Plan in Missouri
Even though you will always be in the driver’s seat of your birth parent adoption plan, that doesn’t mean you have to figure everything out on your own. American Adoptions has many experienced adoption specialists that will be able to help you. Your adoption specialist will help you get started and will provide the template where your adoption plan will be documented. You will always be in control, but you will have the constant support of your adoption specialist.
The process that goes into creating your adoption plan can summarized in four steps:
Step 1: Choosing American Adoptions [How Our Agency Can Help You]
When you choose American Adoptions, you’re choosing an agency that will always look out for your best interests. Adoption is a brave and selfless decision, and we want you to feel like you have full autonomy throughout the process. We will always help you build a birth parent adoption plan around your needs. Your adoption specialist will be available to you 24/7 to answer any questions you have.
“You could tell they weren’t just putting on a front to make you want to do it or push you into it,” Kaitlin said about working with American Adoptions. “They want whatever you want, and that’s what they told me during the whole process. It wasn’t up to them; they were just going to be there for me no matter what decision I made.”
When working with American Adoptions, you can be sure that all of our adoption specialists will meet all of these requirements. To get more information on creating a modern adoption plan in Missouri, get connected with an adoption specialist today. It’s never too early or too late to begin planning your adoption.
Step 2: Choose the Adoptive Family
One of the biggest components of your birth parent adoption plan is being able to choose the adoptive family. Placing your baby with a new family can be a lot to process. Choosing the adoptive family will allow you to have complete control over what kind of family will be raising your child, which can be a huge weight off your shoulders.
You will be able to sit down with your adoption specialist and lay out the qualities you would like the hopeful adoptive family to have, such as:
Where you would like your baby to grow up
Whether or not the family is affiliated with a religion
If you want your child to have siblings
What traditions you would like your child to grow up with
And much more
Your adoption specialist will then be able to find adoptive family profiles that match what you’re looking for. You’ll be able to look through these profiles until you find the amazing family you want to raise your child.
American Adoptions is a national adoption agency. This means that we work with hundreds of families from all around the country. This allows us to give you the largest variety of adoptive family profiles to choose from. You will find the perfect adoptive family for your baby.
Step 3: Your Hospital Plan [5 Questions to Consider]
Another big part of your adoption plan in Missouri is deciding what you want your hospital stay to look like. This portion of your adoption plan is known as your hospital plan. This is a big day, and you deserve to feel as comfortable as possible. Your hospital plan will lay out all of the arrangements you’d like to have in place before, during and after your delivery. Such arrangements include:
Who do you want in the delivery room with you?
Who will hold the baby?
What hospital will you be staying at?
Do you want to spend time alone with your baby?
Do you want to leave the hospital at the same time as your baby and the adoptive family?
Remember, you will have an adoption specialist and adoption attorney to help you prepare for your hospital stay and ensure your rights and interests are respected. Also, all hospital and pregnancy-related medical costs are fully covered.
Step 4: Post-Placement Contact
In modern adoption plans, having a post-placement contact arrangement is the norm. This is done through open adoptions. Open adoption allows you to stay in contact with your child and their adoptive family post-placement. This allows you to know how your child is doing. The adoptive family can speak openly about the adoption, and your child will never have to wonder about their adoption story.
Here are some things to consider when deciding what you’d like your post-placement contact to look like with the adoptive family:
Do you want to get to know the family before the child is born?
How do you want to communicate with them?
How often would you like to be in contact with the adoptive family?
When you work with American Adoptions, our specialists can help mediate post-placement contact between you and the adoptive family for the best chance of continued communication success in the future.
By choosing adoption, you are making a brave and selfless choice. You are making a sacrifice that will allow your child to have a life full of love and opportunity. You know what’s best for you and your baby, which is why you deserve to have control when making an adoption plan in Missouri. American Adoptions can help. No matter where you’re at with your pregnancy, you can start your adoption plan today. Contact us now to get more information.
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