Loved Beyond Measure

Unplanned Pregnancy Support

Loved Beyond Measure

Unplanned Pregnancy Support

Loved Beyond Measure

Unplanned Pregnancy Support

Loved Beyond Measure

Unplanned Pregnancy Support

 

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Creating Your Unplanned Pregnancy Plan

 

Counseling and Support

As a birth mother, the decision to choose adoption is not an easy one to make on your own. Although placing a baby for adoption may be a difficult choice, we will be there to provide support, including counseling if you would like. We understand how important it is for you to stay healthy and well taken care of, and we are here to support you through your adoption plan. We want to help you customize a plan that you are 100% comfortable with. Counseling and legal representation is provided to you at no cost. We also have many resources to help you during and after the placement of your child. We provide counseling to you as the birth mother, the birth father if he is interested as well as your family and other children. We want you to have a great support system and we believe that helping others around you understand adoption and what the future brings sets you up for success.

Financial Assistance

Our agency will provide court approved living expenses for birth mothers who need the help. We can help with expenses such as rent, utilities, food, sundries, and your phone bill. We understand how difficult it is to get back on your feet and return to work after delivering a baby and we want to help you as much as possible. Depending on your State of residence, the amount of court approved expenses may vary.

Medical Care

We will help you find assistance in paying the medical expenses that are a result of your pregnancy and delivery. The portion of your medical expenses that is not covered by private insurance or state funding will be provided by the adoptive family. Your worker is available to help with finding and scheduling prenatal appointments as well as setting up a hospital tour if you are interested. Also available to you is a Lamaze/Birthing Education Coach through our agency. She is available to you and can do private classes to help you feel comfortable and ready for delivery.  

Housing and Transport

We can help you find or apply for housing, and help with paying your rent during your pregnancy and up to four to six weeks after your delivery. We want you to feel safe and secure in your living situation and help provide shelter to you and your family.   Your worker will help you with transportation to your doctor appointments, to pick up your prescription and to take you to any legal representation appointments. They are also available to help with transportation to apply for Medicaid, food stamps, employment or furthering your education. If further assistance is needed, i.e., trips to the grocery store or a ride to work, your worker is happy to help arrange that for you or provide a bus pass if you choose.

Birth Mother Support Group

Adoption Choices of Colorado welcomes anyone who has ever placed a child for adoption with any agency, anywhere, anytime to join our Post-Placement Support Groups for Birth Mothers

We offer a monthly support group in Golden – the second Monday of every month! Our next session is August 9, 2021. We provide food and childcare. For more information check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/adoptionchoicesofcolorado/ or contact Christy Ikeler at 720-371-1099.
It’s important that you RSVP to Christy at 720-371-1099.

Upcoming Support Groups:
Monday, January 10th
Monday, February 14th
Monday, March 14th
Monday, April 11th
Monday, May 9th
Monday, June 13th

Support Groups are held from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at 2801 Youngfield St., #320, Golden, CO 80401

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Medical Care

  We will help you find assistance in paying the medical expenses that are a result of your pregnancy and delivery. The portion of your medical expenses that is not covered by private insurance or state funding will be provided by the adoptive family. Your worker is available to help with finding and scheduling prenatal appointments as well as setting up a hospital tour if you are interested. Also available to you is a Lamaze/Birthing Education Coach through our agency. She is available to you and can do private classes to help you feel comfortable and ready for delivery.

Financial Assistance

Our agency will provide court approved living expenses for birth mothers who need the help. We can help with expenses such as rent, utilities, food, sundries, and your phone bill. We understand how difficult it is to get back on your feet and return to work after delivering a baby and we want to help you as much as possible. Depending on your State of residence, the amount of court approved expenses may vary.

Support

The decision to choose adoption is not an easy one to make on your own. Although it may be a difficult and painful choice, we will be there to provide support, including counseling if you would like. We understand how important it is for you to stay healthy and well taken care of, and we are here to support you through your adoption plan. We want to help you customize a plan that you are 100% comfortable with. Counseling and legal representation is provided to you at no cost. We also have many resources to help you during and after the placement of your child. We provide counseling to you as the birth mother, the birth father if he is interested as well as your family and other children. We want you to have a great support system and we believe that helping others around you understand adoption and what the future brings sets you up for success.

Housing & Transport

  We can help you find or apply for housing, and help with paying your rent during your pregnancy and up to four to six weeks after your delivery. We want you to feel safe and secure in your living situation and help provide shelter to you and your family. Your worker will help you with transportation to your doctor appointments, to pick up your prescription and to take you to any legal representation appointments. They are also available to help with transportation to apply for Medicaid, food stamps, employment or furthering your education. If further assistance is needed, i.e., trips to the grocery store or a ride to work, your worker is happy to help arrange that for you or provide a bus pass if you choose.

Post Placement Support

Lifetime healing, llc is a small group of women. After supporting countless women all over the country we took all our of our experience and education and created the first ever post placement curriculum to build lasting and concrete support groups for women that choose to place their children for adoption. In doing so, we are holding the professionals accountable in standing with the birth mothers for life. If they are going to stand with them in the destruction than ethics would assume that they stand with them in the rebuild. We are the standard for ethical post placement care for birth mothers.. Ashley Mitchell, owner of Lifetime Healing, set out to seek increased care, understanding, and resources for birth mothers. For almost a decade, Ashley has been one of the most consistent and sought after birth mother voices in the nation. Well known for her vulnerability and transparency in adoption, her story has touched the hearts of countless members of the adoption community

COMMON QUESTIONS

Why choose adoption?

When facing an unplanned pregnancy, adoption is a positive alternative and one that we encourage you to consider along with your other options. There is no set structure for an adoption, instead we work to ensure that your adoption plan fits your wants and needs as a birth mother and is in the best interest both you and the baby.

Who will help me to understand my decision to place my child for adoption?

The decision to choose adoption is not an easy one to make on your own. Although it may be a difficult and painful choice, we will be there to provide support, including counseling if you would like.

Can I choose the adoptive family of my child?

Yes, you have the option of approving the parents who will be adopting your baby. Each family makes a picture profile, which is a mini-scrap book that tells you about their lives. The profiles we will present to you are filled with photos of the family, their vacations, their home and lots more. It will also include a “Dear Birth Mother” letter that addresses other frequently asked questions such as their likes and dislikes, hobbies, etc…

How do I know the adoptive family will provide a safe environment in which to raise my child?

All of our prospective adoptive parents go through extensive background checks. Case workers meet them in their homes to interview them. The couples are required to provide a State Bureau of Investigation report and a child abuse clearance report as well as birth certificates, a copy of their marriage license, physician’s reports that include HIV test results, etc… Adoptive families are carefully screened.

Can the agency help me with living expenses if I am unable to work?

The agency will provide court approved living expenses to birth mothers who need the help. We understand how difficult it is to get back on your feet and return to work after delivering a baby.

Where is your agency located?

Adoption Choices of Colorado is headquartered in Golden but you don’t need to come to us! Our caseworkers will come to you. We work with birth mothers across the state of Colorado and match with adoptive families across the country. So whether you are looking for adoption agencies in Denver, adoption agencies in Colorado Springs, adoption agencies in Northern Colorado or in any other location in Colorado, we can work with you to develop a successful adoption plan.

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Exploring your options as an expectant mother

What Are Your Adoption Choices in Colorado?

What Are Your Adoption Choices in Colorado?

Many birth mothers are unable to take care of their children due to multiple reasons. We support birth mothers who are thinking of giving their children up for adoption. There are different things to consider when thinking about a Colorado adoption. Here at Adoption Choices of Colorado, we are here to help with the process and show birthmothers the options available for them.

If you need adoption help now, please call or text us at 303-670-4673 (HOPE) or visit us at Adoption Choices of Colorado.

Different Adoption Plans

The first thing that is necessary to consider is the adoption plan you want to choose for your child. There are multiple adoption options. The three most common plans are open, closed, and semi-open. An open adoption plan is when the contact information of the birth mother is shared with her child and the adoptive family. In this type of adoption, the child will be able to contact their mother. Mothers who choose this adoption plan wish to be present in their child’s life and want to be able to contact them.

Some mothers may choose to eliminate contact with their children, which is also totally okay! In a closed adoption plan, none of the mother’s contact information is shared with the child. This means that there won’t be any contact between the mother and the child. 

The third and final adoption plan we can consider is a semi-open one. In this adoption plan, you will still be able to contact your child without revealing any private information. This means that you will have full control over the number of times you want to contact your child because they won’t have any of your contact information.

How do I choose the right adoption plan?

Choosing the perfect adoption plan is not only crucial for the birth mother but is also important for your child. There are myriads of factors to consider when thinking about the right adoption plan. 

  1. The amount of contact you wish to have with your child
  2. The adoptive family you choose and whether they want you to contact your child
  3. What’s best for your child

Additionally, here at Adoption Choices of Colorado, we will provide you with our insight. Moreover, you will be able to talk to our counselors, and they will help you choose the right adoption plan for your family.

Can I choose a different adoption plan during my pregnancy?

We understand that this is a very difficult decision to reach. This is why it’s perfectly okay for you to change the adoption plan as many times as you want during your pregnancy. As long as you haven’t signed any legal documents, you will have full freedom to choose a different adoption plan if you change your mind.

Adoption in Colorado

We understand that you might be more comfortable with finding an adoption agency near you. We have several branches in Colorado, and we guarantee support to all birth mothers. We are a non-profit organization, meaning that this process will be of no financial cost for the birth mothers. One of the several branches includes Adoption Choices of Denver. 

You will find more information online, and we’ll be able to start with the process once you contact us. We care about all birth mothers and do everything we can to make sure that the process is being taken care of and easy for you.

When do I need to decide on the adoption plan?

You have your whole pregnancy to decide on which adoption plan is best for you. You can also come to this decision after deciding on the adoptive family so that you can come to an agreement with them on which adoption plan works for everyone. 

Going through an adoption process may be stressful and mentally draining, which is why at Adoption Choices of Colorado, we provide the fundamental mental and financial support you need.

Are there any post-placement services after my adoption choices in Colorado?

If you are still feeling stressed or drained after giving up your baby for adoption, that is totally normal. We provide post-placement support groups for mothers, so you’ll be able to meet birth mothers who are going through the same thing. At Adoption Choices of Colorado we are here for you, and you’re our number 1 priority.

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and want to learn more about your adoption options, contact Adoption Choices of Colorado by email, phone, or text: Email Us, Text us: 720-371-1099, Call us: 303-670-4673 (HOPE). If you are hoping to adopt, please contact us here.

Meet the Author: Mariam Sallam is currently studying Journalism and Communications at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is creative and extremely passionate about writing. She enjoys reading books in her free time and hopes to write her own book one day. She has lived her whole life in Egypt and is now pursuing her Journalism career in America. She believes that her writing provides a different cultural perspective growing up around different cultures.

Lauralee

Lauralee

Fortunately for me I was no stranger to adoption. I was adopted and my mother, my sister and my aunt have all placed a baby for adoption. It didn’t make my decision any easier, I was just more familiar with the process. I knew a lot more clearly than some, that placing your baby for adoption doesn’t mean giving up on your baby, it just means you want a better life for your baby.
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Birth Mother

Birth Mother

Thinking of my options due to an unplanned pregnancy, I came to the adoption journey scared, feeling alone, and no where to turn. After talking to and meeting with Christy, my fears and uncertainty seems to disappear. She reassured me that the adoption plan could be anything I wanted, that this was my baby and I could choose what I wanted. I never felt judged or that anyone would be upset with me if I decided to parent my child.
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Gracie & Mike

Gracie & Mike

Mike and I wanted to take a minute and express our gratitude and appreciation to Adoption Choices staff who took time out of their lives to help us. Thanks to all of your help and donations, we have a place to actually call home and are able to live comfortably – something we honestly had lost all hope in seeing. You all have truly turned our lives around and have done so much more than help us get back on our feet.
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Birth Mother

Birth Mother

Thinking of my options due to an unplanned pregnancy, I came to the adoption journey scared, feeling alone, and no where to turn. After talking to and meeting with Christy, my fears and uncertainty seems to disappear. She reassured me that the adoption plan could be anything I wanted, that this was my baby and I could choose what I wanted. I never felt judged or that anyone would be upset with me if I decided to parent my child. After several months of working with Christy, my daughter was born and I got to meet the family that I had picked. . . . Read more

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