Difficult Circumstances for Birth Parents and Choosing Adoption
By Madeline McRae
Whether it be loss of home, depleting income, or none, you or a loved one could be struggling with certain narcotics. Adoption can still be an option for birth parents. We at Adoption Choices of Colorado are here to help you find a laid out and explained version of what you can expect the adoption process will be like in Colorado. Difficult circumstances for birth parents can cause unwanted stress when experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Our goal is to offer birth parents different resources and services to help the adoption process run as soon as possible.
What are the Steps of the Adoption Process in Colorado?
1. Contact Adoption Agency
Adoption Choices of Colorado will help guide you through the adoption process. Even if you are in difficult times and circumstances arise, they want to have your best interest in mind.
2. Schedule an Initial Meeting with an Adoption Specialist
This is where you’ll have a meeting with the specialist and fill out specific paperwork for the process.
3. Prenatal care, financial assistance, select type of adoption, and begin reviewing family profiles
Now there are many books and other “parenting how-to’s” out there that will tell you what to do and not to do, but the Colorado agency you choose will help you with any prenatal questions you might have. Also, if you are under financial stress, the agency will gladly find a suitable plan.
You can choose from many different types of adoption, but private adoption would be the best choice if you are dealing with difficult circumstances. Private adoption agencies provide birth parents with financial aid, medical care, and counseling if needed for the parents throughout the pregnancy and even after.
4. Choose the Right Adoptive Family
This is where you can narrow down which adoptive family you would want for the future child. Keep in mind religious preferences, adoptive family size (children and pets), and location of the adoptive family.
5. Unplanned Pregnancy, Birth, and Hospital Plan
Making a hospital plan can reduce the stress or anxiety you might have a lot less, as you have everything you think you need in front of you. For example, think of how many people you’d like in the room if you want alone time after, where you would like to give birth if you want visitors, if you want to name the baby, and if you are prepared for the emotions post-adoption.
6. Post-Placement Support
Even after the birth of the child, Adoption Choices of Colorado is still by your side. They would be more than happy to help you with any counseling or medical assistance you might need after the placement.
Choosing Adoption Under Difficult Circumstances
Although you or your loved ones might be suffering from difficult circumstances, that doesn’t mean you cannot go through with the adoption process. However, having the steps laid out can help ease your mind and help you understand what you can expect going on. The adoption agencies are there to help you with anything you might be struggling with. They have your future in mind and what is best for the future child.
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.