Getting the Adoption Services and Support You Need During the Holidays

By Isabelle Bryan

While considering adoption during the holiday season, you may navigate a combination of excitement, anxiety, longing, and/or grief. All of this is perfectly normal, and we at Adoption Choices of Colorado are here to help. Our services don’t begin and end with facilitating child adoptions in Colorado. We can help you get the assistance you need, create a birth plan, and perhaps even form some new traditions. 

Here are some tips and tools to help you through the adoption process during the holiday season.

Adoption Agency Hours and Choices for Adoption in Colorado

No matter your questions or concerns, we at Adoption Choices of Colorado are there for you at any time. 24/7 service is available via both phone and email, so you can get in touch immediately. Birth mothers can also receive support and counseling both in-person and virtually, depending on your preferences. Additionally, our locations in Golden and Colorado Springs are open 24/7 for any in-person needs. 

When it comes to choosing adoption agencies in Colorado, there is no shortage of options. From Boulder to Fort Collins to Westminster, our adoption agency facilitates adoptions in over ten areas. Our private adoptions ensure that you create and control your adoption plan. Additionally, our varied adoption services allow you to get whatever help you need every step of the way.

Sticking to Your Birth Plan During the Holiday Adoption Process in Colorado

Creating a birth plan is important, as it allows you to communicate your desires ahead of time. Additionally, the process of creating a birth plan allows you to inform yourself of all your options and to determine what you’re most comfortable with. But while classes, checkups, and support groups may take place before the holiday season, the birth itself may not. Depending on holiday plans, the stress of the season, or other factors, this may cause a great deal of anxiety. 

However, there may be some ways to help you breathe easier, including:

  • Making a hospital plan well ahead of time
  • Preparing a bag several days in advance
  • Choosing someone you trust and who will be a source of support to be with you in the delivery room
  • Practicing yoga and meditation
  • Taking an in-person or virtual childbirth course

Allaying Worries About the Adoption Process

For those concerned financially, we at Adoption Choices of Colorado can provide assistance. Our adoption experts can help you with paying deductibles and copays after the baby is born. Any medical and legal fees are paid by the adoptive parents if they aren’t covered by insurance. We also help you to find resources to ensure your health and safety during and after your pregnancy.

Your concerns may also include the ability of the adoptive parents to travel during the holidays. Travel may be more difficult, depending on the level of traffic or how early flights have been planned. However, this does not mean that the adoptive parents will be unable to travel during the holidays. It may prove a challenge, but planning ahead and being prepared can go a long way. Communicate with the adoptive parents, if possible, but try not to focus on any potential challenges.

Sticking to your birth plan – especially during the holidays – may seem like a source of great stress, but it is absolutely possible. Take the time to inform yourself and take advantage of the assistance we offer you every step of the way. Our support doesn’t stop during the holiday season, and neither should holiday challenges and stressors derail your birth plan.

However, remember that not only is the birth plan important, but the adoption plan is as well.

Creating New Holiday Traditions After Child Adoption

Our support doesn’t end after birth, but it is always healthy to surround yourself with other sources. Making plans with friends, loved ones, or even a support group may provide a boost to your mental well-being. And consider an additional source of potential social support – the adoptive family. 

You have options when determining how to give your baby up for adoption. Birth parents can choose an open, semi-open, or closed adoption. In the first, you can actively communicate with the adoptive parents and your child. In the second, you can communicate with the adoptive parents through a third party. And in the third, there is no contact at all. Choosing an open or semi-open adoption opens the door to new connections. And not only that, it allows you the chance to keep in touch with your child, should you wish it.

An open or semi-open adoption also has the potential to be the foundation for new holiday traditions. Cards, video or phone calls, and/or gift exchanges may allow you to keep in touch and build a relationship. You could even choose to combine family traditions and create a whole new holiday experience, whether virtual or in-person. In any case, it is important to choose what is best for you and your emotional well-being.

Adoption Services Provided by Our Agency

You don’t have to handle everything alone. No matter your circumstance – an unplanned pregnancy, financial insecurity, etc – we are here for you. Our adoption agencies in Colorado offer an assortment of services to make sure that you’re taken care of. These include:

  • Counseling and birth mother support groups
  • Financial assistance for all eligible birth mothers in areas that may include rent, utilities, and groceries
  • Searching for housing for you and your loved ones
  • Providing transportation in cases including doctor and legal appointments and Medicaid and employment applications

Beginning the Adoption Process With a Colorado Adoption Agency

As a licensed private Colorado adoption agency, we are here to support you throughout the entirety of your adoption process. You never need to worry about being left to fend for yourself after the adoption is finalized. Our variety of services and planning tools are always at your disposal.

It is never too early to begin planning not only your child’s future but your own. Taking advantage of every resource you can may be beneficial in the long run. Additionally, the earlier you plan, the less likely you may be to stress in the future. Take the time to determine what is best for you, and communicate with our adoption experts to make sure you get it. If you would like to learn more about your options, contact Adoption Choices of Colorado by email, phone, or text.

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