Choosing Adoption at Any Age
Unplanned pregnancy is a scary thing. Raising a child requires a lot of work, and you may not be ready for that kind of commitment. Know that you are not alone. Hundreds of women each year choose adoption to provide care for their children. Fortunately, the adoption process is not age exclusive and can be a valid choice for women of any age range. Meaning choosing adoption at any age is an option. There are hundreds of potential adoptive families eager to give your child the care they deserve. Placing your child for adoption does not mean you are giving up control. Adoption Choices of Colorado believes that you have a right to be involved throughout every step of the process. We are here to advocate for your needs and provide thorough information to make informed decisions. Whether you are pregnant and considering adoption or a new parent feeling trapped by your increased responsibilities, this guide can help.
How does Adoption in Colorado work?
The initial step after contacting an adoption agency is to begin working on your personal adoption plan. This will act as your outline detailing your specific goals and wishes every step of the way. Your adoption specialist can help you to construct this plan if needed. Our specialists are committed to advocating for you and will ask you to complete paperwork and answer questions. It’s important to be open and honest during this interview. These details are meant to help our specialists to better assist you and include things such as:
- How long have you been pregnant?
- Why are you choosing adoption?
- Financial situation
- How much external aid might you need
Next, you will choose an either open, semi-open, or closed adoption. Doing so will indicate the level of involvement you wish to have with the adoptive family. At Adoption Choices of Colorado, we specialize in newborn and infant open adoptions.
Open Adoptions of Colorado
Upon choosing an open adoption plan, you will then work with your professional to choose a prospective adoptive family. Colorado adoption law requires families to meet specific requirements, but you also have the power to dictate additional preferences. In some cases, even upon choosing closed adoption, you still have a right to select an adoptive family. Once your decision is finalized through open adoption, you can remain in contact with the adoptive family after placement.
Final steps of the Adoption Process
Once you have selected your family, it’s then time to plan for the birth. Your final steps will begin by constructing a hospital plan. This acts as an expansion on the initial adoption plan and details aspects surrounding your delivery. Adoption Choices of Colorado can provide assistance for medical expenses that occur during pregnancy or as a result of delivery.
Following delivery, your adoption professional will then begin the legal process of finalization in a court of law. This procedure may take some time and will require you to relinquish your parental rights to the adoptive family. Adoption Choices of Colorado provides legal support at no additional cost to you.
Adoption Agency resources
Our Colorado adoption agencies offer generous pre and post-placement resources, including;
- Financial support
- Housing assistance
- Medical Care
- Legal representation
- Post placement counseling
- Monthly support groups
Many of these options are available to you even if you already have health insurance. If you do not have health insurance, you may be eligible for additional coverage through Medicaid. Placing your child for adoption is a stressful time, so it’s important to understand all of your options. Each of these resources can help to ease the emotional, economic, and social strain you may experience during this journey. We encourage you to take full advantage of each tool at your disposal.
Choosing Adoption at Any Age: Options that Work for You
It’s important to understand that adoption is not something to be ashamed of. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Placing a child for adoption takes incredible foresight and maturity. Not everyone can recognize they may not be the best primary caregiver for their child. If anything, choosing adoption indicates that you are committed to offering the best life possible for your newborn. We challenge you to break free from judgemental stigmas surrounding adoption discourse and contact a professional today.
Additionally, don’t be intimidated by external pressures. This is your baby, which means you have primary control over each step of the journey. Be sure to speak up and advocate for your foremost desires.
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.