Are all Colorado Adoption Agencies the Same?
By Staren Henry
When trying to figure out the adoption process, birth mothers can feel bombarded with information. You may be worried that you will make a mistake or that adoption may not be the right step. That’s a lot to handle on top of an already stressful, possibly unwanted, or unplanned pregnancy. Many birth mothers do not know that all adoptions and adoption agencies are not the same. That’s why finding and relying on the right agency can greatly reduce adoption anxiety. Making sure that you find a licensed, accredited, and experienced agency like Adoption Choices of Colorado can give you all the tools you need to place your baby for adoption. That’s where we come in! Our mission is to do all that we can to make the process as easy as possible for you, the birth mother, to understand.
Understanding Private Adoption vs. Public Adoptions
Private adoptions are done voluntarily through the choice of the birth parent and are done through a licensed Adoption agency. This allows them to choose the type of adoption and adoptive family they want to place their child with. Birth parents can also work with agencies that match their beliefs, such as Christian adoption agencies. Public adoptions, or foster care, do not allow this same freedom of choice when creating an adoption plan. It is state-funded and is usually the result of a child being taken by child services.
Also, private adoptions have the bonus of receiving extra support options from your agency. Adoption Choices of Colorado has an experienced, committed staff that will help you find the additional resources you may need throughout your adoption. We may offer medical care, financial compensation, or counseling. Birth parents will also be able to choose from a selection of adoptive families already screened by our agency. This allows the birth mother to be confident in a compatible match. Adoption Choices of Colorado will also handle the legal side of things, so you don’t have to be an expert in Colorado adoption laws to be sure you’re on the right track.
What to Look for in an Adoption Agency
A licensed agency is both reputable and reliable and can officially help you create your adoption plan. This is a general rule and does not just apply to adoptions in Colorado. Secondary things to look out for are if there is easily accessible information online about the agency or if you’ve heard of them before. This can ensure that the adoption agency is accredited and has up-to-date information. Also, be sure that the agency you are working with is made up of educated professionals with experience. Information about credentials can usually be found on an agency’s “About Us” page.
It is also important that you check the resources that Adoption agencies will offer to birth parents before, during, and after the placement of their child. Even if they do not offer the services themselves, they should be able to assist you in finding the proper resources for the adoption process. They should also respond to you promptly and be knowledgeable on the topic of adoption. During such an emotional process, you shouldn’t have to settle for less than human care.
In the end, you should only work with an agency you can trust! Adoption Choices of Colorado is a licensed, nonprofit adoption agency with your best interest at heart. You are more than a cog in the machine to us, and our adoption experts will professionally assist you with placing your baby for adoption. Our drive to serve birth mothers and do what’s best for you and your child sets us apart from other agencies.
We at Adoption Choices of Colorado are Here to Help
Here’s something you may not have expected. Our organization has many employees who are birth parents, adoptive parents, or adoptees themselves! This is more than just a job for us, and we are committed to making sure that the adoption process is as comfortable and rewarding for both mother and child as possible. We see you, and we understand the delicate emotions and factors at play while you make this important decision.
Putting your child up for adoption is not giving up your baby. It is a difficult and responsible decision that shows you want to give your child the best life possible. Let Adoption Choices of Colorado make adoption a reality for you. Remember, the adoption process does not become final until you officially sign away your parental rights. Unlike public adoptions, private adoptions allow the birth mother to opt in or opt out voluntarily. You deserve to feel like you are in complete control of the placement of your child. We treat birth mothers with dignity and respect and are happy and ready to help at any time.
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.