HOPING TO ADOPT A BABY? HERE'S OUR PROCESS!

Completing your application with Adoption Choices of Colorado is the first step if you’re hoping to adopt a baby. Our agency offers, home studies, matching services, placement, and post-placement services. Providing the most accurate information on your application is essential in assisting our staff with the completion of your home study and in matching you with birth parents. Once your application is received and processed, you will be notified about which other documents will be required to complete your file.

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The home study process at Adoption Choices of Colorado is progressive, non-judgmental, and cooperative. Our caseworkers are trained professionals who are compassionate and understanding, with numerous years of experience in working with prospective adoptive parents. Several of our caseworkers are themselves adoptive parents. It is our philosophy that the home study experience should be enjoyable, educational, and positive, along with assisting you in discovering the unique attributes you bring to parenting an adopted child. Contact Now

Adoption Choices of Colorado customizes the matching process. Prior to having your adoptive parent profile presented to birth parents, you will be able to review the possible match and ask questions. Then you can say yes or no to having your profile presented. The preferences and criteria information you have provided on your application will be used to present customized matches to you. Our agency is now offering additional marketing exposure and the ability to have your adoptive parent profile and video (optional) on six (6) different adoption/birth parent related websites. Services include customized profile coaching, video creation and editing, and electronic, mobile friendly versions of your profile. We strive to provide our families with the highest quality of customer service and our main goal is to help your match happen as quickly as possible.

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Post-placement supervision is required in every state in private adoption. It is the period of time between placement of a child you, and the time that your child’s adoption is finalized in court. Colorado regulations require post-placement contact at two weeks, three months, and six months after placement, along with monthly telephone/email contact. The purpose of post-placement supervision is to gather information about, among other things, your child’s health, attachment, and development as well as your adjustment to becoming parents. The final report will recommend that the adoption petition be granted and state that finalization will be in the best interest of the child. The number of post-placement visits required will vary, based on the regulations of the state in which your child was born. Should a child be placed in a state other than Colorado, Adoption Choices of Colorado will adhere to the regulations of that state and will provide visits and reports at more frequent intervals. (Additional fees may apply).

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Location

2801 Youngfield Street, Suite 320, Golden, CO. 80401

Overview

The State of Colorado requires 16 hours of face-to face training for all families adopting domestically.

We require that this is completed prior to the placement of a child in your home. The cost of this classis $1250 per weekend and is scheduled with our office. The Agency offers these trainings once a month.

Included in this training are guest speakers and a newborn trainer.

2021 Training Dates Available

  • July 17th and 18th, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • August 21st and 22nd, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • September 18th and 19th, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • October 16th and 17th, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • November 13th and 14th, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Please contact us for more information and to reserve your spot in a class.

Application

Completing your application with Adoption Choices of Colorado is the first step in getting you started on your adoption journey. Our agency offers, home studies, matching services, placement, and post-placement services. Providing the most accurate information on your application is essential in assisting our staff with the completion of your home study and in matching you with birth parents. Once your application is received and processed, you will be notified about which other documents will be required to complete your file.

Matching/Placement

Our agency will provided 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.

Home Study

The home study process at Adoption Choices of Colorado is progressive, non-judgmental, and cooperative. Our caseworkers are trained professionals who are compassionate and understanding, with numerous years of experience in working with prospective adoptive parents. Several of our caseworkers are themselves adoptive parents. It is our philosophy that the home study experience should be enjoyable, educational, and positive, along with assisting you in discovering the unique attributes you bring to parenting an adopted 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.

Post Placement

Post-placement supervision is required in every state in private adoption. It is the period of time between placement of a child you, and the time that your child’s adoption is finalized in court. Colorado regulations require post-placement contact at two weeks, three months, and six months after placement, along with monthly telephone/email contact. The purpose of post-placement supervision is to gather information about, among other things, your child’s health, attachment, and development as well as your adjustment to becoming parents. The final report will recommend that the adoption petition be granted and state that finalization will be in the best interest of the child.

The number of post-placement visits required will vary, based on the regulations of the state in which your child was born. Should a child be placed in a state other than Colorado, Adoption Choices of Colorado will adhere to the regulations of that state and will provide visits and reports at more frequent intervals. (Additional fees may apply).

Core Training

Location

  2801 Youngfield Street, Suite 320, Golden, CO. 80401

Overview

The State of Colorado requires 16 hours of face-to face training for all families adopting domestically.

We require that this is completed prior to the placement of a child in your home. The cost of this class
is $1250 per weekend and is scheduled with our office. The Agency offers these trainings once a month.

Included in this training are guest speakers and a newborn trainer.

2020 Training Dates Available

  • November 21st and 22nd,  9:00am – 5:00pm
  • December 12th and 13th,  9:00am – 5:00pm

2021 Training Dates Available

  • January 23rd and 24th,  9:00am – 5:00pm
  • February 27th and 28th,  9:00am – 5:00pm
  • March 27th and 28th,  9:00am – 5:00pm
  • April 17th and 18th,  9:00am – 5:00pm
  • May 22st and 23rd,  9:00am – 5:00pm
  • June 12th and 13th,  9:00am – 5:00pm

Please contact us for more information and to reserve your spot in a class.

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How to Apply

Send in your application along with the proper fees. We will review your application and send you a letter informing you what documents are needed in order to complete your file.

HOW TO APPLY

Send in your application along with the proper fees. We will review your application and send you a letter informing you what documents are needed in order to complete your file.

COMMON QUESTIONS

What is the wait time before a baby is placed in our home?

The average wait time is 12-18 months depending on your preferences for your adoption. Depending on your openness to race, mental illness, and drug and alcohol exposure the wait time may vary.

Do you place with single parents?

We welcome single parents that are hoping to adopt. Adoption Choices of Colorado doesn’t discriminate based on marital/partner status. Many times we find that birth parents are open to seeing profiles for single parents. We encourage birth parents to choose the best family for their baby including single parents.

Do you work LGBT applicants?

Adoption Choices of Colorado has been proudly assisting lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) families with the gift of adoption since we opened our doors in 2002. Our agency is honored that you have chosen to gather more information on us and our services.

The home study process and the application process is the same for all those applying with our agency. The LGBT applicants should present themselves, in their profile books, to birth parents just as any other applicants would. You should show birth parents that no matter your sexual orientation, the baby would be joining a loving, responsible family. Show your home, your family and friends, your hobbies and interests and do not be afraid to show your relationship with your significant other.

If you would like to see some statistics and research on LGBT adoptions, please go to: https://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/cultural/adoption/gay_lesbian.cfm

How long does it take to complete the home study?

On average, the home study takes two to three months to complete. You can speed up the process by gathering the required documents, scheduling your medical appointments, and completing your paperwork and fingerprint cards in a timely manner.

Do you provide home studies for couples working with out-of-state adoption agencies for placement, either domestically or internationally?

Adoption Choices of Colorado can provide only the services you need to comply with Colorado state laws. These services include the application process, the home study, the required adoption training, and post-placement or post-adoption services.

What are the levels of openness in adoption?

Open Adoption: In an Open Adoption, birth parents and adoptive parents are in direct contact with one another and share identifying information with each other. This type of adoption may involve the methods listed above in the semi-open adoption as well as in-person visits, without going through the Agency. The plan for openness is decided and agreed upon by both the birth parents and the adoptive parents. Open adoptions allow the child to connect more easily to his or her birth parents and to maintain a relationship. Keep in mind, the level of openness is always changing and shifting throughout the adoption and after placement; relationships change as time goes on. In Colorado, open adoption agreements are not enforceable by law but are encouraged for the best interest of the child.

Semi-Open Adoption: In a Semi-Open Adoption, birth parents and adoptive parents usually meet prior to the birth of the child, and the adoptive parents are often times present for the birth. After placement, communication, such as pictures, texting, phone calls, letters and emails, may occur. Last names and addresses of both parties are not disclosed, unless otherwise agreed upon by the birth parents and adoptive parents. This type of adoption allows for communication between the birth parents and adoptive parents while also maintaining some privacy. Keep in mind, the level of openness is always changing and shifting throughout the adoption and after placement; relationships change as time goes on.

Confidential (Closed) Adoption: In a Closed Adoption, there is no contact between birth parents and adoptive parents, with the exception of the birth parents’ non-identifying social/medical information that is provided to the adoptive parents. This type of adoption is rare in private adoption situations due to social media and the internet.

Are Birth Fathers in a Colorado Adoption Forgotten?

Are Birth Fathers in a Colorado Adoption Forgotten?

Are you a birth father that is considering adoption for your child? You are probably wondering how important birth fathers are in the adoption process. How involved should birth fathers be in adoption? The birth mother is often seen as being responsible for unplanned pregnancy and is seen as the selfless parent who makes a sacrifice to have a better future.  However, birth fathers are unsung heroes of adoption who are also often involved in an adoption story. Adoption Choices of Colorado is here to explain why birth fathers in adoption should not be forgotten.

Birth Fathers can be Involved in the Adoption Process in Colorado

Birth fathers can be a part of the adoption process if you choose. Of course, the level of involvement often depends on the relationship with the birth mother. It is a common myth that the responsibility of an unplanned pregnancy falls on the birth mother, but if adoption is an option that both the birth parents feel is the best one for their child, then the birth father has the right to be involved in the process as well.

As a birth father, you can participate in choosing the type of adoption: open, semi-open, or closed. An agency like Adoption Choices of Colorado can give you all the information you need to know about your adoption options and help you create an adoption plan that is best for you, the birth mother, and your child.

As a birth father, you can also be a part of choosing your child’s adoptive family if you choose. Of course, if you or the birth mother do not want to be involved in this step, we will choose a loving family for you. But if choosing the adoptive family is a part of the adoption process that you would like to have a say in, that is certainly an option for you. Potential adoptive families have to go through background checks to ensure that they are emotionally and financially ready to be parents. Adoption Choices of Colorado will present you with adoptive family profiles so that you can find a family that will be the best fit for your child. You can think about the kind of family you want to raise your child. If you want them to be raised in a religious household or a sporty household, you can choose a family that will raise your child with these preferences in mind. 

Choosing adoption for your child does not mean that you are giving up control of an unplanned pregnancy. It means that you can have a hand in building a good life for your child, one where they will be loved and cherished by a caring family.

Why it is Beneficial that Birth Fathers be a Part of the Adoption Process

It is beneficial to be part of the adoption process because support for the birth mother is very important and vice versa. An unplanned pregnancy is a very challenging situation to be in. Having support throughout the adoption journey is beneficial for both the birth father and the birth mother.

One of the most important reasons why it is beneficial to be part of the adoption process is that it means that you, as a birth father, can still be a part of your child’s story. You are helping to shape their lives. You are not abandoning your child. You are giving them a chance at having a better life than you can provide for your child. Adoption is not something to be ashamed of. Birth fathers are heroes that are putting their child’s best interests above their wishes.

Birth Fathers can Still be Part of their Child’s Life

Birth fathers do not have to be a forgotten page in a child’s adoption story. As a birth father, if you choose open adoption for your child, you can still be a part of their life. You can contact your child when you feel ready, or they can reach out to you in the future. You can have a say in terms of the open adoption and discuss with the adoptive parents the level of openness you wish to have with your child. Adoptive parents can even send you letters or updates on how your child is growing. You could even meet your child one day. Every birth father is different, so it is important to choose a level of openness that you are comfortable with when making your adoption plan.

Are Birth Fathers in Adoption Forgotten?

Although birth fathers are often the unsung heroes of an adoption story, there are ways to be a part of the adoption journey as a birth father if you choose. With the help of an adoption agency like Adoption Choices of Colorado, you can be involved in creating an adoption plan that will shape the life of your child. Because you can be part of your child’s life if you choose an open adoption, you will not be forgotten. Even if you are uncomfortable with fully open adoption, you are still an integral part of your child’s adoption story.

Birth fathers are heroes.

Ready to learn more about adoption?

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.

Hunter Frederick is a graduate of Siena College with a degree in English and a Theatre Certificate. She is the co-author of the virtual reality play, Paneless, along with the play, the Little Vagabond, based on William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience. She is also the co-author of a historical play, Yours, for the Oppressed, based on the lives of Albany Abolitionists, Harriet and Stephen Myers, who toured Underground Railroad Sites of New York State. 

In her free time, you can find Hunter cooking in the kitchen while listening to Musical Theatre songs.

 

5 Common Questions a Colorado Surrogate Mom Might have about Surrogacy

5 Common Questions a Colorado Surrogate Mom Might have about Surrogacy

Are you looking to become a surrogate mother? Are you trying to find a way to help others in a connective way? Are you starting to do some research on surrogacy and have some questions you need answering? Then let’s take a moment to talk about the surrogacy journey.

Becoming a surrogate mother is a selfless act of kindness. You deserve to have reliable answers to the questions you might have about the surrogacy process. Also, by keeping informed, you are ensuring your safety and well-being.   

With Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado, you have access to a team of professionals eager to help you on your journey. We recognize that the process can seem overwhelming, which is why we work to help relieve your stress. 

Who are the Women Who Want to be Surrogates?

As you look into the requirements of becoming a surrogate mother, you might be wondering how your values and personality line up with the women who choose to be surrogates. With our agency, she is a selfless, kind, and caring person who feels driven to help someone in need. She is someone who has had a previous successful pregnancy and has found her pregnancy overall enjoyable. She is someone of sound mind and body who can take on the responsibility of being a surrogate; however, she does not have to take on this process alone. With a healthy support system at home and the use of a surrogacy agency, a surrogate mother can prepare herself for her journey. If you relate to these qualities, then the surrogacy path might be an excellent way for you to help others.

What is the Colorado Surrogacy Process?

You might be wondering where to start to become a surrogate mother. The first step is to fill out our contact form to begin your application process. From there, we help you organize interviews with some intended parents to find your match. After that, you and your intended parents will go through medical screenings to make sure you are both physically and mentally ready for your journey. You will then sign the necessary legal documents that you will go over with your chosen lawyer. Then finally, you get to carry your intended parents’ child to term!

What is Gestational Surrogacy?

You have probably been seeing the term “gestational surrogacy” pop up in your research. Gestational surrogacy means the surrogate mother is in no way genetically linked to the baby. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado provides gestational surrogacy because it keeps everyone involved mentally, physically, and emotionally safe. 

How is gestational surrogacy done? Through in vitro fertilization (IVF), the intended mother’s egg is then fertilized by the intended father’s sperm in a lab. Then the surrogate mother carries the fertilized egg to term. This way, the surrogate mother is not biologically linked to the baby. This process allows you, the surrogate mother, to focus on giving and receiving support through your journey. You are not alone in this process. Your intended parents will be there to provide emotional support, and our professional team will be ready to help you through each step. 

In What Ways am I Protected through the Surrogacy Process?

By working through a surrogacy agency instead of independently, you are ensuring your well-being. Our surrogacy agency can offer you access to physical, legal, and emotional protection. We can help you find reliable doctors and make appointments so you are not worried about scheduling. Our counseling team can offer you emotional support as you work your way through our step-by-step process. We will also help you find a lawyer, so you have help going over legal documents. Our goal is to make your journey go as smoothly as possible. Your well-being will always be our top priority which is why we provide reliable protection throughout the surrogacy process.

How am I Compensated as a Surrogate Mother?

You are taking on a selfless, brave, and kind act of generosity, so we want to make sure you are fairly compensated on your journey. Our compensation plan varies on the individual needs of the surrogate mother. Our goal is to be fair and transparent when discussing a compensation plan. We take the time to help the intended parents, and you agree on what needs to be covered. You can be sure that our agency will be honest with you about your pay.  

What Are Some Common Questions Surrogate Mothers Ask?

As you take on your surrogacy journey, it is in your best interest to stay as informed as possible. It’s also important to know that you are not alone and can have access to reliable resources. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado has a team of professionals ready to help you every step of the way.

Now that some common questions have been answered, are you ready to take on the next steps? How can you best prepare for your surrogacy journey? Contact Adoption and Surrogacy 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.

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Courtney grew up in a family of women storytellers who could make you feel, hear, smell, and even taste their tales. This inspiration to tell stories and being a voracious reader morphed into an unshakable desire to write. Possessed by the pen, Courtney strives to engage readers’ intellect and satisfy their need for a good story.

 

Choosing a Single Man to Adopt Your Baby in Colorado

Choosing a Single Man to Adopt Your Baby in Colorado

When an unexpected pregnancy occurs, you may not be in the right place to raise a child. That’s where adoption comes in, and you can choose who you want to raise your child when you can’t. This decision could conclude with you choosing a single parent, a single man even, to adopt your child. It could be the best decision you make for your child.

If a single parent isn’t what you desire for your child, that’s okay! You have so many options when it comes to adoptive parents. You can choose whoever seems the best for your child. This can be single or married adoptive parents.

Here at Adoption Choices of Colorado, we want to help you pick adoptive parents that you would want to raise your child. You get to decide everything throughout your adoption process. You can choose adoptive parents from their relationship status, age, gender, and even personality. There are so many options for you. Your adoption caseworker will help you through everything.

Choosing a Single Man to Adopt Your Baby in Colorado Pros

There are many pros to choosing a single man to adopt your baby in Colorado. Stability, no conflicting parental demands, and undivided attention. These all will help your child grow in a stable and healthy family environment.

  • Stability

Unfortunately, there have been high divorce rates in the last few years. This could affect your child greatly if you choose a married couple to adopt your child and they separate. Choosing a single man to adopt your child will decrease this worry for your child’s mental health. Divorce can affect a child and their mental health growing up. It can cause a high rate of depression because he or she will have to go through that with their adoptive parents. Not having this be a possibility can create stability for your child with a single adoptive father.

Your child will only have a single adoptive father and will have that one person in their life in the household. They will be able to feel safer and trust their adoptive father easier when it’s just him. Your child will have a stable home life, exactly what you want to be able to give them.

  • Single-Parent Freedom

The single adoptive father will be the only one in charge. He will be the only one raising your child, which allows less confusion when having one parent. Your child will not have conflicting parental demands. If you choose a married couple to be your child’s adoptive parents, they may not always see eye to eye on how to raise your child. This may make your child confused and not know who to listen to when given demands. The single adoptive father who you may choose will be fully in charge of your child. This will eliminate all conflicting parental demands.

  • Undivided Attention

Depending on your child’s age or if they have special needs, having a single adoptive father as their parent will allow the undivided attention they need. Having this undivided attention will help your child grow, and they will always have the adoptive father by their side, supporting and caring for them. If they have special needs, undivided attention is a necessity, and single adoptive fathers can be the best choice for this. As your child grows older, they will need this undivided attention as they go through puberty and have more struggles as a teenager.

Choosing a Single Man to Adopt Your Baby in Colorado Cons

There are a few cons when it comes to choosing a single man to adopt your baby in Colorado. These could be unstable home life without a mother and father, no emotional or financial support, and isolation. These could make your decision and could make you worry for your child and become stressed.

  • Unstable Home Life Without Both a Mother and Father

Having a single man as your child’s father will only give your child that father figure in their life. They will not have a mother. This could affect the way your child grows up, both negatively and positively. Only having an adoptive father, your child will not have the same experience as other children do with two parents. They won’t see how they interact with each other, and they won’t have those two different unique relationships with two parents. This can be where having two adoptive parents may be the better option for you.

  • No Emotional or Financial Support

Your child’s single adoptive father will be the only one earning money to support himself and your child. This can be worrisome in case something happens to his job, and he doesn’t have another adoptive parent alongside him to support the family.

Being a single man parenting your child, he will not have the emotional support that most parents have with their significant other by their side every day. He may have parents or friends who can be there for him, but it may not be the same as having that support live with him and help raise your child. If the single adoptive father has a lot of emotional instability, this could affect your child’s growing up, especially if it affects his job and income, which he doesn’t have any support with.

  • Isolation

Unfortunately, since the single adoptive father is the only one supporting your child, they will have to work many hours to make sure your child has everything he or she needs. This can affect your child mentally and emotionally. They will feel alone, and they might have a hard time because they will feel this way. They may feel isolated in this environment of a single adoptive father, which can be a concern you may have.

Although your child may have that undivided attention from the single adoptive father, they may feel isolated when the adoptive father goes to work. This will be hard on the child being in this environment. They will have to get used to being alone some hours of the day due to their single adoptive father making income for the both of them.

Is a Single Father the Best Choice for Your Child?

Choosing the adoptive parents for your child is a hard decision. Adoption may have been chosen because you can’t be the parent for your child, so you have to choose an adoptive parent who will be exactly who you want to raise your child like you wish you could.

Understanding the pros and cons of choosing a single man to adopt your child is important. This is one of the biggest decisions of the adoption process. This affects your child greatly, and giving him or her that healthy and stable family life that you can’t give them is so important.

We want to make sure you know all of your options for your adoption plan at Adoption Choices of Colorado. So is a single adoptive father the best choice for your child? Connect with a caseworker today and begin your adoption process. They will show you all of your options and help you through making your choice.

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.

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Meet the Author: Molly Allington is an aspiring author born and raised in Syracuse, New York. When she’s not watching her latest Netflix obsession, you can find her nose deep in a book or in her writing. She has been writing books since she was twelve and is in the process of trying to get her finished books published. Molly has a BA in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. With her writing, she is hoping to share supportive information and help as many people as possible. Once she starts her own family, she is wanting to adopt.

 

How to Place Your Baby for Adoption in Colorado

How to Place Your Baby for Adoption in Colorado

Knowing where to start on the adoption process can be an intimidating or overwhelming prospect for a pregnant woman. For birth mothers looking to dive into the world of adoption, learning how to place your baby for adoption in Colorado is crucial to having a successful and positive experience with your pregnancy. If you or someone you know is considering adoption as a possibility for their child, then Adoption Choices of Colorado wants to help. We specialize in adoption care for birth mothers of all sorts and do our best to prioritize your personal needs all throughout the adoption process. If you are a birth mother in Colorado, here’s how you can start your adoption journey with our adoption agency.

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

Contacting an Adoption Agency in Colorado

The first step in the adoption process (after deciding you want to have an adoption, of course) is reaching out to an adoption agency near you. An adoption agency will be able to help facilitate all of the necessary legal paperwork and requirements while walking you through every step of the adoption process. An agency like Adoption Choices of Colorado may also help you by finding resources, like financial aid that you qualify for. They may also help by setting up meetings with the adoptive family of your choice, depending on what you want out of your adoption process. No matter what your specific individual needs are though, seeking out an adoption agency to help is the best first step you can take in figuring out how to place your baby for adoption in Colorado.

Creating a CO Adoption Plan

After finding an adoption agency to help you figure out how to place your baby for adoption in Colorado, the next step is to start making a plan. Your adoption agency may offer a more formalized version of making a plan, such as a written adoption plan or a medical care plan for when you get to the hospital, but in general, you should look forward to planning out several things in your adoption. There are a lot of excellent questions you can ask yourself about your adoption process. For instance:

  • Do you plan on having an open adoption, a semi-open adoption, or closed adoption?
  • How much communication do you want to have with a potential adoptive family before and after the adoption? 
  • Do you want to be the one to screen families and find a good fit for your child, or would you rather the adoption agency do it for you?
  • Are you going to need any special accommodations for your time in the hospital or during your pregnancy, such as housing or transportation?

All of these are great questions to be thinking about when you are making your adoption plan with your adoption agency. You should be considering what you want to get out of your adoption experience, as well as what you want for your child’s future. There are a lot of factors that go into making these decisions, and they aren’t always easy, but it’s important to plan them out ahead of time. Talk with someone at your adoption agency, like a counselor or caseworker, about making an adoption plan as soon as possible.

Following Through With Placing Your Child for Adoption in Colorado

The rest of the adoption process from this point forward is pretty self-explanatory. Once you’ve selected an adoption agency and planned out everything you want from your adoption, the rest is up to you to follow through. You’ll be comfortable and supported throughout the adoption process until it’s time to deliver the baby, at which point the adoption can be finalized and your child can be placed with their new adoptive family. Adoption Choices of Colorado will be with along every step of the process, helping to place your child and ensuring you are taken care of the entire time.

Getting Started on a Placing Your Child for Adoption in Colorado Today!

If you still have some questions or reservations on how to place your baby for adoption in Colorado, then Adoption Choices of Colorado would be happy to reach out to you and talk about your situation. We recognize that every birth mother is unique and everybody’s situation is different. No matter your reasons or circumstances, adoption is a choice that should be made available to you. We’d be more than happy to provide you the opportunity. All you have to do is contact us and we can get started planning out your adoption journey and helping you place your baby for adoption.

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: Josh Drogemuller is a Senior at Grand Valley State University and has interests in writing and digital studies. A relative newcomer to the field of professional writing, Josh has spent the last eight years of his educational career honing his skills on the page. Josh is currently working towards a Bachelor of Science in Writing. Living in the Midwest, Josh looks forward to long baseball games and longer sentences.

Why are Men Choosing Surrogacy in Colorado and How Can You Help?

Why are Men Choosing Surrogacy in Colorado and How Can You Help?

For a long time, single people or people in same-sex relationships had to face the possibility of giving up their dreams of becoming parents. Even for those considering adoption, in many states, the law was not on their side. Thankfully, outdated ideas are changing, and the laws are updating with them. Surrogacy has further advanced that shift in thinking.  Through the amazing gift of surrogacy, singles and LGBTQ+ couples are among those able to build families and raise children of their own. As the popularity of surrogacy increases in Colorado, more and more men are choosing fatherhood through surrogacy. Here’s how you, as a potential Colorado surrogate mom, can help.  Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado welcomes working with intended parents of many varied backgrounds. We’re delighted to see more men choosing fatherhood through gestational surrogacy, and we look forward to helping these men find a surrogate to help them realize their dreams of fatherhood. 

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a surrogate, please call or text us at 303-670-4673 (HOPE) or visit us at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado.

Why are Men Choosing Surrogacy to Become Fathers?

People often talk about the ticking of a woman’s biological clock when she begins dreaming of motherhood. Men have biological clocks that are every bit as real as a woman’s. Many men have a desire to raise children and watch them grow. Like many parents, these men may feel they have a window of time in which they’re both old enough and well-established financially enough to raise a child but still young enough to have the physical stamina to do so. For LGBTQ+ couples or single men, the options for fatherhood can feel quite limited fairly quickly. 

Why Choose Gestational Surrogacy? Why not Adopt? 

Adoption is a wonderful way to build a family. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado helps many birth parents place children with loving adoptive families every day. Adoption and surrogacy each have pros and cons worth considering. Here are a few reasons why an intended father might choose gestational surrogacy over adoption to build his family.  

  • Desire for a genetic connection with his child. With gestational surrogacy, a man can use his own sperm to fertilize a donor egg. This process is done in a laboratory. After fertilization, the embryo will then be transferred to the surrogate mother via in vitro fertilization. As a result, the baby will carry genetic traits from his or her father. 
  • Fewer Genetic Unknowns. Many intended parents feel like adoption might be a little bit like playing genetics roulette. It’s difficult to know about what mental health issues or genetic defects might be lurking in the DNA of a stranger, even if the birth parents try to provide a comprehensive medical background. With gestational surrogacy giving the father a genetic connection, he will know more of the child’s medical history and heritage than he might through adoption. 
  • Intended parents are rightful parents both biologically and legally. No termination of parental rights paperwork is required. There is no chance of the biological parents changing their minds and calling off the agreement.
  • Ability to raise a child from birth. While many adoption plans do include the adoptive family being at the hospital for the baby’s birth, it’s not always an option. Even when it is, since no legal paperwork is signed until after the birth, the birth mother is the child’s legal guardian at the time of birth, making it a very different experience. With gestational surrogacy, many times, the baby’s parent or parents are able to be in the delivery room with the surrogate during the birth and are able to hold their baby immediately. 
  • Clear parenting role. The most popular adoption plan today is open adoption, in which the birth mother or birth parents have contact with the adoptive family and the child post-adoption. For many families, this is a wonderful arrangement that usually benefits the adoptee tremendously. But for some people, concerns that co-parenting issues or confusion might arise in this kind of arrangement form a strong point in favor of surrogacy over adoption.  
  • Potential shorter timeframe. While in many states, the laws that once made it difficult or impossible for single men or LGBTQ+ couples to adopt have changed, it often still takes longer for people in those situations to adopt. When designing their adoption plans, most birth mothers choose straight, married couples to parent their child, thereby pushing single parents and same-sex couples to the back of the line. With surrogacy, the process begins as soon as Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado can connect the intended parent or parents with a gestational surrogate match.

Being a Colorado Surrogate Mom is the Opportunity to Be a Hero for a Single Father or LGBTQ+ Couple Seeking Fatherhood. 

Through the surrogacy process, more and more men are becoming fathers. Through this amazing gift, a single man doesn’t have to wait urgently, hoping for the “right” partner to come along. An LGBTQ+ couple doesn’t have to give up the dream of raising their own biological children. To parents like these, you, as the surrogate mother who makes the dream of having a family possible, are a hero. 

 Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado wants to help more intended parents realize their dream of building a family. If you’re considering becoming a surrogate, contact us today. One of our professionals can answer your questions about how surrogacy works and tell you what you need to know to become a surrogate and help build more families in Colorado.

If you are interested in learning more about your gestational surrogacy options, contact Adoption and Surrogacy 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.

Brianne DavisMeet the Author: After graduating from the University of Michigan with a degree in Education, majoring in English and Social Sciences, Brianne Davis has spent her adult life as an educator; first in the public schools, later through martial arts. Her ability to convey difficult concepts, navigate varied learning styles, and always keep it interesting defined her reputation as an impactful instructor. Many of her early published blogs centered on the goal of helping other instructors effectively teach children for whom learning is a struggle. Once an empty nester, she committed to sitting in traffic less and writing more. With those goals in mind, she, along with her husband and dogs, packed up, sold their family home and moved to the banks of the Columbia River in Central Washington’s wine country, where the pace of life is slower and the sun shines brighter. Realizing in our modern age, more of us turn to the internet for information than ever before, Brianne, now dedicates her time to educating others through blog writing.

As a life-long information junkie, Brianne enjoys taking deep dives into new topics, then condensing them in an interesting way to convey valuable information in a relatively short amount of space. Once her career, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and mixed martial arts remain hobbies, along with boating, reading, and traveling.

Can Same-Sex Couples Adopt in Colorado?

Can Same-Sex Couples Adopt in Colorado?

If you are a birth mother facing an unexpected pregnancy and you are considering adoption, you may be debating what type of adoptive family is a viable to adopt your child. Have you ever considered LGBTQ+ adoption? You may be wondering what rights same-sex couples have in Colorado. Same-sex couples and LGBTQ+ individuals can petition for adoption just as any other individual or couple does. The procedures and requirements are the same for every petitioner regardless of their race, gender, or religion. Aspiring parents can petition for various types of adoption. Adoption Choices of Colorado is here to tell you the various ways in which same-sex couples can adopt in colorado.

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

  • What are your Pregnancy Adoption Options in Colorado?

As a birth mother, you may be wondering what your adoption captions are, especially when it comes to adoptive parents for your child. Know that you have complete control over who will adopt your child. If you want to be involved in choosing the adoptive family, you can. We will help you sort through profiles so that you can find a match that you feel is perfect for your child. 

Know that same-sex and LGBT+ adoptive families are an option. At the end of the day, you will have the final say on who will adopt your child if you choose to be involved in the adoptive family selection process.

  • Is it more difficult for Same-Sex Couples to Adopt in Colorado?

Same-sex couples can petition for various forms of adoption regardless of their sexual preferences. The main requirements for all potential adoptive parents are that they are 21 years of age or older, and have not been convicted of a crime involving child abuse, violence, or unlawful sexual behavior. 

  • Can Single LGBTQ+ Individuals still adopt in Colorado?

Yes. In Colorado, the law states that any single individual is allowed to petition for adoption regardless of gender, race, or religion.

  • Can Same-Sex couples petition For a Joint Adoption In Colorado?

The Colorado Civil Union Act states that same-sex couples can experience the rights of married couples in a civil union. If an LGBTQ+ couple is married or in a civil union then they can petition for joint adoption. If they are not married, then they would have to petition and go through the adoption process as separate individuals.

  • Second Parent Adoption for LGBTQ+ Couples Colorado

 A second-parent adoption allows a marriage partner to adopt their partner’s child without the first parent losing any parental rights. In Colorado, same-sex couples may petition for a second parent adoption. However, this is only possible when the child only has one legal parent and that parent is the partner of the petitioner. Once completed, the petitioner will have the same rights and responsibilities to the child as their partner, the first parent. It is important to note that second parent adaptations are more strict to petition for. They require three rounds of background checks, a home visit, a visit, and a training course in parenting must be completed. Although this option is a little more complex, it is one other way that an LGBTQ+ adoption is an option when it comes to an adoptive family.

  • Step-Parent Adoption for Same-Sex Couples in Colorado

Step-parent adoption is when a person legally cares for their partner’s child as their own. In Colorado, LGBTQ+ couples can petition for Step-parent adoption. However, they must be already in a civil union or married for them to become a step-parent. Once completed successfully, in this adoption the petitioner would be taking over the responsibilities and parental rights of a non-custodial parent.

  • Parenting a Child In a Civil Union in Colorado

If same-sex couples are married or in a civil union under Colorado law, any child confided within this union is presumed to be theirs. However, it is important to note that it is possible to refute this presumption, like if someone else claims the child as their own. If a person is not the birth parent, they may want to obtain a court order to legally solidify their parental rights to the child.

Can Same-Sex Couples Adopt in Colorado?

Same-sex couples and LGBTQ+ individuals who wish to be parents can adopt in Colorado. Know that members of the LGBTQ+ community can participate in the various forms of adoption stated above. Are you ready to choose LGBTQ+ adoption for your child? LGBTQ+ parents are waiting to welcome your child into their home.  Adoption Choices of Colorado is here to show you how.

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.

Hunter Frederick is a graduate of Siena College with a degree in English and a Theatre Certificate. She is the co-author of the virtual reality play, Paneless, along with the play, the Little Vagabond, based on William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience. She is also the co-author of a historical play, Yours, for the Oppressed, based on the lives of Albany Abolitionists, Harriet and Stephen Myers, who toured Underground Railroad Sites of New York State. 

In her free time, you can find Hunter cooking in the kitchen while listening to Musical Theatre songs

5 Things to Consider when Choosing a Surrogacy Agency in Colorado

5 Things to Consider when Choosing a Surrogacy Agency in Colorado

Are you a surrogate mother or intended parent looking into reliable surrogacy agencies in Colorado? Are you overwhelmed by the information you’re being faced with? Do you need help pinpointing good qualities in an agency? Then let’s talk about how to choose the right surrogacy agency for you. As a surrogate mother or intended parent, your top priority is finding an agency that ensures your well-being. When choosing a surrogacy agency in Colorado, there are things to consider to make sure you are protected legally, emotionally, and physically. By staying well informed, you ensure your journey is a safe one. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado knows that you want a professional team and access to reliable resources when taking on your journey. We strive to ease any concerns you have so you can focus on growing your family.

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

  1. A Colorado Agency that Gives You Access to Reliable Resources

While on your surrogacy journey, whether as a surrogate mother or intended parent, it’s important to know what resources an agency can provide to you. You are taking on an emotional journey and will need all the help you can get. With our agency, you will have access to a team of professionals who are eager to help you emotionally, mentally, and medically. There are many moving parts in the surrogacy journey. It’s good to know you have a team that has your back. From making doctor’s appointments to finding you the right lawyer, our agency can help you. By having the right tools, you can support your surrogate mother and your intended parent(s).

  1. Provides an Organized Step-by-Step Gestational Surrogacy Plan

As you probably know, the surrogacy journey can be overwhelming at first. But with our agency’s organized step-by-step plan, you can ensure a smooth and safe journey. You start by sending in your application as a surrogate mother or intended parent and then contacting our team. From there, we will help schedule physicals and evaluations to make sure you are in the best mental and physical condition to take on your journey. We will then organize interviews so you can be matched with your surrogate mother. Then we will help you get the counseling and legal protection you need. Through the IVF process and the pregnancy, we will be right by your side. You will always know your next step and how to work through it with our help.

  1. The Surrogacy Agency’s Goal is to Protect You and Your Well-being

With Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado, you can rest easy knowing we have your best interests at heart. We want the process to go as smoothly as possible for you and will do everything in our power to help. Our agency will make sure you are legally protected by helping you find lawyers to go over legal documents. We will also make sure you are getting the proper medical and mental attention. The state of Colorado offers a stable legislature to protect everyone involved in the surrogacy process. We also provide gestational surrogacy to protect the surrogate mother and intended parents emotionally. The intended father’s sperm fertilizes the intended mother’s egg in a lab through gestational surrogacy. The surrogate mother then carries the egg to term. This way, the child is not genetically linked to the surrogate mother in any way. We provide safe processes like these to protect you, the surrogate mother, and the intended parent(s).

  1. Is Accepting and Supportive of People of All Backgrounds

Our agency believes everyone deserves a chance to have the family they are hoping for. We help same-sex, heterosexual, interracial couples and individuals grow their families. We accept any surrogate mother who is driven to help others in their time of need. We ensure a connective and fulfilling experience, so you feel supported while you grow your family or help grow a family. We have no further requirements than our application so you can get started on your amazing journey.

  1. Offers Fair Compensation for Surrogate Mothers

We offer compensation to our surrogate mothers. We help intended parents and surrogate mothers agree on a fair financial plan. Some expenses that can be covered are, but limited to:

  • Medical fees
  • Maternity clothing allowance
  • Child care support
  • Travel

Our compensation can vary from person to person, depending on their needs. However, we recognize that finances can be stressful and hope to relieve as much of that stress as possible. Surrogate mothers are taking on an incredibly selfless act and deserve all the help they need. By helping to provide for these expenses, the surrogate mother can focus on her well-being and supporting her intended parents.

What Do I Need to Consider when Choosing a Surrogacy Agency?

A surrogacy agency is meant to offer you the tools and resources you need for a successful journey. At Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado, we want you to be safe and well-prepared. As someone wanting to grow their family or help someone grow their family, you deserve to have the help you need.

Now that you know some things to consider when choosing a surrogacy agency in Colorado, are you ready to take on the next steps? What are ways you can better prepare for your journey?

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.

Courtney ChungloMeet the Author: Courtney Chunglo is a California-based writer who keeps her poetry romantic and her prose thrilling. Courtney has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Her poetry has been published in Sonoma State University’s anthology titled, Zaum XXI where she also served as one of the editors for the short story submissions.

Courtney grew up in a family of women storytellers who could make you feel, hear, smell, and even taste their tales. This inspiration to tell stories and being a voracious reader morphed into an unshakable desire to write. Possessed by the pen, Courtney strives to engage readers’ intellect and satisfy their need for a good story.

Celebrating Father’s Day and Birth Father’s Day in an Adoption

Celebrating Father’s Day and Birth Father’s Day in an Adoption

An unexpected pregnancy affects all parties of the adoption, including the birth father, if he is known or present during the adoption process. Father’s Day is a day where people are celebrating fathers all over the country for everything they’ve done for their children and all that they’ve accomplished. Yet when some of these fathers have supported an adoption for their child, they may not have that option to get a “Happy Fathers’ Day” card from their child. There are so many ways to celebrate Father’s Day and birth Father’s Day when you are a birth mother. If you still have contact with the birth father, help them through this hard day. They may feel alone because birth fathers are not normally as reached out towards as much as birth mothers are. Here at Adoption Choices of Colorado, we understand that birth fathers go through hardships during an adoption. We are here for the birth fathers as well. We want everyone in the adoption to be comfortable and okay during this huge process. There is adoption counseling at our adoption agency in Colorado for birth fathers if they choose to use it.

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

  • Make Plans with Your Child and Their Birth Father

Depending on what type of adoption you chose, you may be able to schedule something with your child and the birth father. This could be a phone call, a video call, or even a visit if you make a plan with the adoptive parents. To celebrate Father’s Day, the birth father may love to be in touch with your child, even if it is from afar. Having those few minutes or hours spent with your child will make the birth Father’s Day because even though you two chose adoption, you still love your child and want to get updates on their growing

Also, contacting the adoptive parents and your child prior to Father’s Day and seeing if your child will send the birth father a “Happy Father’s Day” card may make the birth father feel cared for. This may be the only option for this day with contact, but it could be the best option.

If you chose closed adoption, you wouldn’t be able to have contact with the other side of the adoption. This can cause a hinder in wanted plans, but remember that you chose this type of adoption for your child and yourself. So although you may not be able to give the birth father a traditional Father’s Day, your child knows that you love him or her.

  • Make the Birth Father Feel Special

Just like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day affects the birth father in the same way. If you still have contact with the birth father or a relationship with him, spend the day with him if he can’t spend it with your child. Discuss the adoption you chose, why you chose adoption, and express your feelings. Getting your feelings out with the birth father will help both of you, especially him, on this day where he should be celebrated for being a father. He is a father, but not the parent to your child, and this can really mess with his head.

You can take the birth father out on a fishing trip, have a BBQ with him, or even just watch his favorite movies to help him get through this day. There is so much you can do to help him through this rough day. No matter how big or small, you will make him feel special and make him feel cared for.

  • Surround the Birth Father with Loved Ones

The birth father could be feeling many different emotions, but the main one could be grief. Surrounding himself with loved ones and people who can relate to his situation is a great idea—reminding him that he is not alone in this situation and his feelings are important.

Helping him create a support group with birth fathers like him would help him see that he’s not alone on this day. There are other birth fathers going through a hard day on Father’s Day. They are fathers, too, and understand how it feels to see their child grow up from afar or not at all.

As a birth mother, you know exactly what he’s going through. You know how it feels to feel grief and to feel like you’re alone in this feeling and in this situation. Your Colorado adoption may have been private to many, but having support from people who know is important on this hard day. They can give you support from an outside point of view, and they won’t judge you for what you are feeling.

How Will You Spend Father’s Day and Birth Father’s Day?

Whether you are spending it with the birth father or help with making plans for him, make sure to understand how hard the adoption process is for him, too. Although he didn’t carry or give birth to your child, he still has that emotional connection to it and has that grief of giving a child away. Father’s Day may be the hardest day for him.

Here at Adoption Choices of Colorado, we want to be that support for you and the birth father. We have 24/7 support, even on Father’s Day. We know that you may need this support, and it’s okay to ask for help. If you need someone to talk to, you have people who can be by your side and help you. Do not be afraid to ask for help or ask for help for the birth father.

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.

Molly Allington

Meet the Author: Molly Allington is an aspiring author born and raised in Syracuse, New York. When she’s not watching her latest Netflix obsession, you can find her nose deep in a book or in her writing. She has been writing books since she was twelve and is in the process of trying to get her finished books published. Molly has a BA in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. With her writing, she is hoping to share supportive information and help as many people as possible. Once she starts her own family, she is wanting to adopt.

Pros and Cons for Choosing Gay Adoptive Parents in Colorado

Pros and Cons for Choosing Gay Adoptive Parents in Colorado

Being a birth mother, you can choose from a diverse list of adoptive parents to adopt your child. Depending on how diverse you want to go with your decision, gay adoption may be the best option for you. Choosing a gay couple for your Colorado adoption, whether it be two mothers or two fathers, can affect your child’s life in both positive and negative ways. There are many pros and cons to gay adoption that you may want to think about when deciding which adoptive parents you want to adopt your child. Some pros are that in a gay adoption, you are giving the gay couple you choose the ability to adopt a baby that they cannot have on their own. They can also raise your child as their own and show them that it’s okay to have two moms or two dads, raising your child to accept all different people no matter their sexuality and be more understanding. Some cons are that your child’s family will receive a lot of discrimination, which could affect your child’s psychological factors, including their mental health. These are all plausible things that could happen in your child’s life if you choose gay adoption, but it could be the best decision of your life. Here at Adoption Choices of Colorado, we want you to have the best information possible when it comes to deciding your child’s adoptive parents. Putting your child up for adoption is hard enough, so having us as a resource throughout the entire adoption process is important. We have so many different choices for adoptive parents, so if gay adoptive parents aren’t right for you, that’s okay! You get to decide everything in your adoption plan. You have the final say in everything, so weigh in every option possible to give your child a great life.

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

Pros for Choosing LGBTQ+ Adoption

There are many pros to choosing gay adoption for your child. This decision can benefit your child in multiple ways and it could help them grow to be a kind and supportive person. Having that connection with their adoptive parents, no matter their genders is a huge part of growing up. Keep that in mind when making your decision. It could be the best thing you ever decide for your child and the gay adoptive parents.

  • Your Baby Will Grow Up to be More Understanding

Unfortunately, today, some people don’t support same-sex couples being together, but having your child have a same-sex couple as his or her adoptive parents, will allow them to grow up to this family dynamic being normalized. What is normalized in society is usually a mom, a dad, and their children. Two moms or two dads aren’t as normalized due to media and stigmas surrounding the LGBTQ+ community. With two moms or two dads, your child will be more accepting and understanding of different parent pictures.

Your child will see that it is okay to love who they love, no matter the gender. He or she will be able to have no worries about loving who they love as they’re growing up. They will have this supportive family that will teach them to be kind to people no matter what their sexuality is. His or her adoptive parents will support them and accept them no matter who they bring home to meet the family. This is a huge positive to gay adoption because you know that you will give your child an accepting and supportive family.

  • You, Will, Give the Adoptive Parents a Child They Can’t Have on Their Own

Same-sex couples are not able to have children of their own due to physicalities and how the reproductive system works. Adoption is a great option for gay couples if they want to have a family. They can give a child a loving and accepting home when they can’t do that with their own biological child. They can raise your child like it’s their own and show them that two moms or two dads is normal.

Growing up gay and realizing that you can’t have children of your own with your future partner is hard, but adoption makes it so that they can have a child to raise with their partner. You are able to do that for them as a birth mother. You will be giving a loving and accepting couple a child to raise as their own, and they will be forever grateful to you for giving them this ability.

Pros for Choosing LGBTQ+ Adoption

Choosing any pair of adoptive parents can have its cons, but with gay adoption in Colorado, your child could be negatively impacted by outside people. His or her psychological factors may be affected due to unsupportive people, but it is not your child’s fault and neither is it yours if you choose gay adoption.

  • Discrimination

As I mentioned previously, there are people who don’t support same-sex couples and gay people in general, so your child’s family may face some backlash. There may be people who judge your child’s adoptive parents and his or her family dynamic. This can cause a lot of issues growing up. Discrimination against LGBTQ+ people and couples is still going on to this day, and it could affect how your child sees his or her adoptive family.

This could also affect your child’s mental health, and they may think it is their fault for being a part of this non-traditional family even though it’s not, and it’s not your fault either. You may blame yourself for putting your child in this hard situation, but everything will be okay if loving parents surround them.

  • Psychological Factors

A huge part of the cons of choosing gay adoptive parents is that your child may have higher rates of depression, drug abuse, and suicide. This was found in a statistic of teens raised by LGBTQ+ parents. Although the pros may way out the cons of this decision, we understand having that worry for your child. You want them to have the best life they can, and you wish them to be happy and healthy.

Growing up with gay adoptive parents with the discrimination it might cause may negatively affect your child. They may start to think that they are in the wrong family dynamic, but they aren’t. There are just people in the world who don’t accept it, and if you have contact with your child, you can help them understand that along with the adoptive parents raising them to be kind and accepting.

If your child has a support system around them, they will grow up with better mental health. Having that worry for your child is natural. It’s normal even if you choose closed adoption and have no communication with them, you will still worry about their well-being because they are your child, and you carried them and birthed them.

Are Gay Adoptive Parents Right For Your Child?

No matter what you choose, you will choose what is best for your child. We know that you want your child to have a happy and healthy family life that you are not able to give them. Choosing gay adoptive parents has its pros and cons, and the pros may outweigh the cons for you. This is a huge decision, and you can take as long as you need to decide the best option for your child to have the loving and supportive life you wish for them.

Here at Adoption Choices of Colorado, we want what is best for you and your child. Are gay adoptive parents right for your child after understanding what pros and cons there maybe? You can connect with an adoption caseworker and discuss all of your worries for your child and see if gay adoption is the best option by seeing adoptive parent choices. We know that you are choosing everything based on love. Whatever you choose, it’s valid, and it is the best option for you and your child and their adoptive family.

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.

Molly Allington

Meet the Author: Molly Allington is an aspiring author born and raised in Syracuse, New York. When she’s not watching her latest Netflix obsession, you can find her nose deep in a book or in her writing. She has been writing books since she was twelve and is in the process of trying to get her finished books published. Molly has a BA in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. With her writing, she is hoping to share supportive information and help as many people as possible. Once she starts her own family, she is wanting to adopt.

Understanding Your Unplanned Pregnancy Options – Adoption vs. Abortion vs. Parenting

Understanding Your Unplanned Pregnancy Options – Adoption vs. Abortion vs. Parenting

Life is full of pleasant surprises, as well as unexpected challenges. For some, an unplanned pregnancy may fall into the first category. But if your unintended pregnancy feels overwhelming, confusing, or even scary, you are certainly not alone. An unexpected pregnancy is a life-changing event, and knowing what to do next is not always easy. Here, read more about your unplanned pregnancy options.

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

What are my pregnancy options?

As a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, you have three options: parenting, abortion, or adoption. You are the only person who can decide which of these unplanned pregnancy options is best for you and your baby — but there are plenty of available resources and information that may help you make an informed decision.

As you explore your pregnancy options, consider the information below. And remember that you do not need to be committed to an adoption plan before contacting Adoption Choices of Colorado,  we can provide you with additional information and resources as you make your decision.

Am I ready to be a parent?

After learning of an unexpected pregnancy, one of the first questions you may ask yourself is, “Should I keep my baby?” There are many factors to consider before deciding to raise your baby, including:

Between food, healthcare, education, and other essentials, children can be expensive. Develop a budget and consider whether you have the financial resources you need to care for a child at this time in your life.
Is your current life situation and home environment suitable for a child? Do you have the time and energy to dedicate to a new baby? Think about your future plans and goals, and ask yourself whether a new baby fits into your current and desired lifestyle.
Becoming a new parent is challenging, and becoming a single parent can be even more difficult. If you decide to raise your baby, develop a strong support system of friends, family members, and the baby’s father, if possible.

These are just a few of the factors to consider when deciding whether you are ready to be a parent. But what are your options if you’re pregnant and don’t feel that you are ready to raise a child?

Should I get an abortion?

If you decide that you are not ready to parent, you may be debating between your other options for unplanned pregnancy — adoption vs. abortion. Colorado has high-quality doctors who are able to advise you if you are considering terminating a pregnancy. As you consider your options for unwanted pregnancy, you should immediately consult with a reputable doctor.

If you decide that abortion is not the right decision for you, you may be considering a third option — adoption.

How do I know if adoption is the right pregnancy option for me?

For some brave and selfless women, adoption is the best of both worlds: it allows them to give their baby a life full of love and opportunity while continuing to pursue their own goals and remaining a part of their child’s life.

But adoption is a big decision with a lifelong impact, and it can be difficult to know whether it is truly right for you. Here are some factors to consider as you weigh your pregnancy and adoption options:

As a prospective birth mother, adoption services are always provided at no cost to you. In addition, you may be able to receive additional financial assistance to help cover living and medical expenses during pregnancy.
Regardless of the stage of your pregnancy, it is never too late to choose adoption. You can begin making an adoption plan as early or as late in your pregnancy as you like. And you have the right to change your mind about the adoption at any point during the process — your decision does not become permanent until you sign the legal paperwork after your baby’s birth.
Your adoption decision will have a lifelong emotional impact. But while you may struggle with feelings of grief and loss, you will also be able to experience the joy of watching your child grow up, staying involved in his or her life and giving an incredible gift to hopeful adoptive parents. Throughout the adoption process and following placement, adoption counselors are available to provide the emotional support you need to feel confident in your adoption decision.

By choosing adoption, you can take control of your situation and make a proactive plan for your baby’s future. However, adoption can be complicated, and it is important to speak with an experienced professional who can provide the emotional support, legal advice, and services you need to make a fully informed adoption decision.

How do I decide between my Unplanned Pregnancy Options–parenting, abortion, and adoption?

As you explore your options for pregnancy, it is important to do careful research and to seek support from your loved ones — but the most important factors to consider are your personal circumstances and beliefs.

Despite the opinions of your friends, family members, the baby’s father, or adoption professionals, you are the only person who can decide how you feel about parenting vs. adoption or abortion. No one can tell you to choose adoption instead of abortion, abortion instead of parenting, or parenting instead of adoption.

To learn more about the options of pregnancy, contact Adoption Choices of Colorado today for free information. Your call is confidential and does not obligate you to proceed with adoption.

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.

Is Surrogacy Legal in Colorado?

Is Surrogacy Legal in Colorado?

Are you an intended parent or surrogate mother trying to start their surrogacy journey? Are you concerned about your state’s stance on surrogacy? Are you a resident of Colorado hoping to begin their surrogacy journey? If yes, then let’s talk about legal surrogacy in Colorado.

Whether you’re a surrogate mother or intended parent, you probably have concerns about the obstacles in your journey—one of them being if surrogacy is legal in your state. Let’s tackle some concerns you might have about the surrogacy process in Colorado.

Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado is driven to help anyone who wants to grow their family. Our agency will help you every step of the way to achieve your dream of helping raise a family or having a family of your own.

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a surrogate, please call or text us at 303-670-4673 (HOPE) or visit us at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado.

What is the Surrogacy Process in Colorado?

In the state of Colorado, gestational surrogacy is legal! With gestational surrogacy, the surrogate mother has no genetic ties to the baby she is carrying. This is done through “in vitro fertilization” (IVF), where the intended mother’s egg is fertilized in a lab by the intended father’s sperm. The surrogate mother then carries the fertilized egg to term. This process protects everyone emotionally, mentally, and legally.

At the start of your surrogacy journey, both as an intended parent or surrogate mother, you will go through our application process. You will contact our team of professionals who will be ready to help you every step of the way. Our agency will help match you to your surrogate mother and intended parent(s) through interviews. Once you find your match, we will help you go through legal documents and medical appointments to focus on the incredible journey you are taking on. You will also have access to reliable resources that can help you keep your peace of mind so you can focus on supporting your surrogate mother and your intended parent(s).

What if I Live in a State Where Surrogacy is Illegal?

If you currently live in a state where surrogacy is illegal, you might be feeling discouraged. But there are options for intended parents and surrogate mothers who still wish to start families. For intended parents living in states where surrogacy is illegal, you can still work with our agency and the surrogate mothers who work with us. For surrogate mothers in states where surrogacy is illegal, you can still work with our Colorado agency. Still, to receive compensation, you must live in a legal surrogacy state. The goal of our agency is to allow growing the family they are hoping for and allow for people who wish to help these intended parents achieve their goal. Be sure to speak to your surrogacy caseworker or legal adviser, to find out more.

The Pros of Working with Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado

You are now probably wondering what the advantages of working with a surrogacy agency in Colorado are. With our agency, you are protected legally, emotionally, and mentally. You will have access to reliable help, so your journey goes smoothly. We can help you find the right lawyers and doctors to help you as an intended parent and surrogate mother. We also work with intended parents and surrogates from all backgrounds. We’re happy to help same-sex, heterosexual, and transracial couples and individuals grow their families.

Also, the surrogate mothers who work with us are selfless and kind people who wish to help someone in their time of need. They are driven to help their fellow human beings grow the family they are hoping for. In the past, surrogate mothers have had successful pregnancies that they have found enjoyable. They find that carrying a child for future loving parents is a fulfilling and connective experience.

How Does the State of Colorado Legally Protect Me?

It’s important to feel protected throughout your surrogacy journey. By staying informed about how you can be legally protected will make your journey go much smoother. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado will provide you with the resources you need to stay lawfully protected in Colorado.

Now that you know that gestational surrogacy is legal in Colorado, are you ready to take the next steps? How can you better prepare for your journey?

If you are interested in learning more about your gestational surrogacy options, contact Adoption and Surrogacy 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.

Courtney ChungloMeet the Author: Courtney Chunglo is a California-based writer who keeps her poetry romantic and her prose thrilling. Courtney has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Her poetry has been published in Sonoma State University’s anthology titled, Zaum XXI where she also served as one of the editors for the short story submissions.

Courtney grew up in a family of women storytellers who could make you feel, hear, smell, and even taste their tales. This inspiration to tell stories and being a voracious reader morphed into an unshakable desire to write. Possessed by the pen, Courtney strives to engage readers’ intellect and satisfy their need for a good story.

The Role and Responsibilities of Birth Fathers in Colorado Adoptions 

The Role and Responsibilities of Birth Fathers in Colorado Adoptions 

Most often, discussions about adoption focus on the birth mother and the child. But birth fathers are a key part of the conversation as well. It’s important to take the time to examine the role and responsibilities of birth fathers in the adoption process here in Colorado. Adoption Choices of Colorado has a staff of adoption professionals who can answer any questions you have about the options birth fathers have as well as their responsibilities in the adoption process. 

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

Do Birth Fathers have Rights in the Adoption Process in Colorado?

In Colorado, birth fathers do have legal rights and protections under the law. That does not mean the birth father can force the birth mother to make a different decision that she wants to make, though. In the best-case scenario, the birth mother and birth father agree on a path forward and can participate in their adoption journey jointly, even if they aren’t together as a couple. But it doesn’t always work out that way. 

For this blog, we will not be covering circumstances under which the birth mother wishes to place the baby for adoption and the birth father objects to the adoption plan. That scenario involves contacting an adoption attorney for legal advice. If this is your situation and you need an adoption attorney, Adoption Choices of Colorado can help you locate one. Larger cities like Denver and Colorado Springs have multiple options for attorneys specializing in adoption law. 

What is the Birth Father’s Primary Responsibility? 

Unplanned pregnancies are often stressful and difficult to deal with – especially in the case of an unplanned teen pregnancy. The biggest responsibility the birth father has is to provide support to the birth mother. That can mean a lot of different things.

Depending on the relationship, the birth father might show support by walking alongside the birth mother throughout the adoption experience. Some birth fathers will participate in creating the adoption plan and be an advocate for the birth mother. But many birth fathers do not want to be involved.  

Some of the Important Adoption Process-Related Tasks a Birth Father Should Complete Even if He is not Involved 

Some birth fathers do not want to participate in the adoption process or be involved in any way. There are still a few things an otherwise uninvolved birth father can and should take responsibility for to make the process as smooth as possible for everyone involved. 

  • Completing a medical history. It’s important for the child, and his or her adoptive family, to have a comprehensive medical history of the child’s biological family. Half of the baby’s genetic make-up comes from the birth father. That means his family medical history is just as important as the birth mother’s. Filling out a medical history is a basic thing a birth father can do to protect his child for years to come, even if he isn’t in the child’s life. 
  • Sign the paperwork to relinquish his parental rights when it’s time. After the baby has been born and before the adoptive parents can finalize the adoption, both birth parents need to sign the paperwork necessary to relinquish their parental rights. Sometimes this is a hard step. But it takes tremendous maturity and demonstrates love for your child to acknowledge when another family will likely be able to give him or her a better life. 
  • Get counseling. Birth fathers experience a lot of the same feelings of fear, guilt, and sometimes shame associated with placing a baby for adoption as birth mothers do. Adoption Choices of Colorado provides counseling for birth mothers. That kind of counseling is available for birth fathers as well. Taking care of your situation begins by taking care of yourself. 

Can the Birth Father Participate in Making An Adoption Plan?

Absolutely! In an ideal adoption scenario, the birth father participates in making both a hospital plan and an open adoption plan. The Adoption Choices of Colorado caseworker can help create a plan for the hospital that includes the birth father and allows him time with the baby as well if that is something you both want. 

In Colorado, private adoption plans have varying levels of openness. Depending on the adoption plan you’ve created with your caseworker, the birth father may have the option to develop a relationship with the adoptive family and maintain some kind of contact with his child as the baby grows up, just like the birth mother can. That contact might be facilitated through our ChildConnect service with occasional photos and updates, with a semi-open adoption, or it might mean building a relationship through direct contact with the adoptive family in an open adoption. With a closed adoption, there will be no contact with the child post-adoption for either birth parent. 

A Positive Role for Colorado Birth Fathers in the Adoption Process 

Birth fathers in Colorado have the opportunity to play a powerful role in the adoption process that makes the journey smoother for everyone. A birth father who takes responsibility, provides support to the birth mother, and participates in the adoption process helps create a positive adoption story that not only helps his own healing process post-adoption but also sets the tone for a healthy open adoption relationship in the future. Open communication is the first step towards a positive adoption journey. 

Feeling a sense of loss is not uncommon. Both birth mothers and birth fathers often experience grief post-adoption. Adoption Choices of Colorado can help you find the counseling resources or support groups you need to process those feelings for both birth mothers and birth fathers. When the adoption process goes smoothly and the birth parents are able to respect and support one another, the healing process goes much more quickly as well.  

If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and have questions, Adoption Choices of Colorado has adoption professionals who would like to talk to you and answer your questions. 

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.

Brianne DavisMeet the Author: After graduating from the University of Michigan with a degree in Education, majoring in English and Social Sciences, Brianne Davis has spent her adult life as an educator; first in the public schools, later through martial arts. Her ability to convey difficult concepts, navigate varied learning styles, and always keep it interesting defined her reputation as an impactful instructor. Many of her early published blogs centered on the goal of helping other instructors effectively teach children for whom learning is a struggle. Once an empty nester, she committed to sitting in traffic less and writing more. With those goals in mind, she, along with her husband and dogs, packed up, sold their family home and moved to the banks of the Columbia River in Central Washington’s wine country, where the pace of life is slower and the sun shines brighter. Realizing in our modern age, more of us turn to the internet for information than ever before, Brianne, now dedicates her time to educating others through blog writing.

As a life-long information junkie, Brianne enjoys taking deep dives into new topics, then condensing them in an interesting way to convey valuable information in a relatively short amount of space. Once her career, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and mixed martial arts remain hobbies, along with boating, reading, and traveling.

 

Do I Need the Birth Father’s Consent to Consider Adoption as an Option for my Unplanned Pregnancy in Colorado?

Do I Need the Birth Father’s Consent to Consider Adoption as an Option for my Unplanned Pregnancy in Colorado?

Telling your child’s birth father that you’re expecting might be one of the hardest parts of facing an unplanned pregnancy. The type of relationship you have with the birth father can strongly impact your choices. Your child’s birth father might be supportive of an adoption decision. But many birth fathers are unknown, uninvolved, or unsupportive. That can impact the adoption process in Colorado. You might be wondering whether you will need the birth father’s consent to consider adoption. At Adoption Choices of Colorado, we will guide you on how to proceed with the adoption if the birth father is unknown, uninvolved, or unsupportive.

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

Can the Birth Father Force Me to Parent the Baby?

No one, including your child’s birth father, can force you to parent a child you aren’t ready or willing to parent. No matter what the situation, there are options, including adoption, for any woman facing an unplanned pregnancy.

It’s also important to note that no one can force you to give up your baby for adoption. Whether or not you’re ready to parent a child is your decision and your decision alone. At Adoption Choices of Colorado, we can help you figure out which option is the best for you and your baby, but ultimately, the choice is yours.

 What Rights Does the Birth Father Have in the Adoption Process in Colorado?

The adoption laws in Colorado include the birth father’s rights in adoption situations just as they do birth mothers. Your Adoption Choices of Colorado caseworker will be able to answer a lot of your questions regarding the birth father’s legal rights. Typically both the birth mother and birth father sign agreements terminating their individual parental rights, allowing the adoption to proceed. However, that doesn’t mean that adoption is impossible for you without the consent of the baby’s birth father. But it is important to educate yourself regarding birth father rights in Colorado for your specific situation so you can make the best decision possible for yourself and your baby.

At Adoption Choices of Colorado, we have experienced many wonderful adoption stories of birth mothers from several different birth father situations. Whether you’re a pregnant teen facing an unplanned pregnancy or a married woman with other children, we have very likely helped other women in similar circumstances in the past. Right now, you might be in crisis, and a positive outcome might seem impossible. We are here to help you get through the crisis phase and work towards the best possible outcome for you and your baby.

What if I’m Scared of My Baby’s Birth Father?

Sometimes an expectant mother has a legitimate reason to fear for her own safety or the safety of her baby because of the child’s birth father. The State of Colorado has laws in place to protect both the mother and the baby in just such a situation. Your caseworker at Adoption Choices of Colorado can help you take the appropriate steps to keep yourself and your baby safe, including putting you in contact with an adoption attorney who understands how the laws apply in each unique situation.

Do I Need an Adoption Attorney for a Private Adoption in Colorado if I Have the Birth Father’s Consent?

Only an adoption attorney will be able to accurately advise you on whether you will need the birth father’s consent and how the laws in Colorado apply to your specific circumstance. Every birth father situation will be handled differently, as birth fathers adoption laws in Colorado are applied to individual situations.

Larger cities, such as Denver or Colorado Springs, have many attorneys specializing in adoption law. Even if you don’t live near a major city, your caseworker can help connect you with an expert on adoption law who can help. Don’t worry about whether or not you can afford an adoption attorney. Adoption Choices of Colorado will help you access the resources you need throughout the adoption process.

It is important to note that Adoption Choices of Colorado is not giving you legal advice. However, we can and will connect you with an attorney who specializes in adoption law in Colorado who can help you understand the law as it applies to your specific situation.

Contact us today to speak with a caseworker who will be able to answer many of your questions or refer you to a credible adoption attorney for those we cannot legally answer.

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.

Brianne DavisMeet the Author: After graduating from the University of Michigan with a degree in Education, majoring in English and Social Sciences, Brianne Davis has spent her adult life as an educator; first in the public schools, later through martial arts. Her ability to convey difficult concepts, navigate varied learning styles, and always keep it interesting defined her reputation as an impactful instructor. Many of her early published blogs centered on the goal of helping other instructors effectively teach children for whom learning is a struggle. Once an empty nester, she committed to sitting in traffic less and writing more. With those goals in mind, she, along with her husband and dogs, packed up, sold their family home and moved to the banks of the Columbia River in Central Washington’s wine country, where the pace of life is slower and the sun shines brighter. Realizing in our modern age, more of us turn to the internet for information than ever before, Brianne, now dedicates her time to educating others through blog writing.

As a life-long information junkie, Brianne enjoys taking deep dives into new topics, then condensing them in an interesting way to convey valuable information in a relatively short amount of space. Once her career, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and mixed martial arts remain hobbies, along with boating, reading, and traveling.

How Can I Afford Surrogacy in Colorado?

How Can I Afford Surrogacy in Colorado?

Are you an intended parent or surrogate mother researching surrogacy? Are you wondering how you can afford surrogacy in Colorado? Are you struggling to find a surrogacy agency with a reliable financial plan? If so, then let’s go over some ways our surrogacy agency can help you financially. One of the most overwhelming aspects of the surrogacy process can be finances. However! Our agency can help make this process go as smoothly as possible. We will go through all your financial concerns and see what we can help you cover to answer the question, how can I afford surrogacy?  Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado can help you, as an intended parent or surrogate mother, create a reliable financial plan for your journey. We have a team of professionals eager to help you every step of the way so your main focus can be connecting and supporting your surrogate mother or intended parent(s). 

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a surrogate, please call or text us at 303-670-4673 (HOPE) or visit us at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado.

What Are the Expenses in the Surrogacy Process In Colorado?

As you start your surrogacy journey as a surrogate mother or intended parent, you will face some fees and expenses that our agency can help you with. These fees and costs can be as big as medical bills and counseling services. They can also be as small as transportation and maternity clothing. You also need to consider legal fees from lawyers who you’ll need when going over important documents. These expenses can seem overwhelming at first, but we can help you keep track of your finances with an organized plan. By working with our agency, we can help you keep track of all these expenses and offer you fair compensation.

It’s also important to keep in mind that each person will need compensation for different needs. Different agencies will offer different rates of compensation. It’s important to keep a lookout as an intended parent and surrogate mother for what different agencies define as “surrogate pay.” With our surrogacy agency, the expenses are determined at the start of your journey with the help of our professional team.  

 What is the Financial Plan Available for the Surrogacy Process?

Our agency can provide surrogate mothers and intended parents with a financial plan to help cover necessary surrogacy expenses. This plan is agreed on by both the intended parents and the surrogate mother. Costs in your financial plan you could include can be, but not limited to:

  • Fee for gestational surrogacy
  • Monthly expenses like travel, childcare, vitamins, etc.
  • Health insurance
  • Support allowance

We don’t provide one plan for all surrogacy journeys because each individual has different needs. We can help the surrogate mother and the intended parents develop a fair plan and offer you both financial relief. Our main goal is to make sure you, whether as a surrogate mother or an intended parent, are taken care of and protected.  

 How Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado Compensates Surrogate Mothers

There is a misconception that surrogate mothers are only in it for the money. This is not true! Surrogate mothers are drawn to helping a loving couple grow their family and be there for them through an exciting time. The intended parents and surrogate mothers work as a team to support each other emotionally and mentally. This way they can work toward their common goal of bringing in a new life into the world. The surrogacy process can be overwhelming at times, so our agency helps relieve as much of that stress as possible. One way we do this is by providing compensation for surrogate mothers. This starting compensation is money that is free to use by the surrogate mother. We help determine the exact amount depending on the situation of the intended parents and surrogate mother. But this money is for the surrogate mother, and it is up to her how she uses it.

How Can Surrogacy be Affordable?

Either as an intended parent or surrogate mother, you are probably concerned with how you can financially afford surrogacy in Colorado. By working with Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado, we can help you come up with a plan so your journey goes smoothly.

Now that you know how you can afford surrogacy, are you ready to take on the next steps? What are some ways you can prepare for your journey?

If you are interested in learning more about your gestational surrogacy options, contact Adoption and Surrogacy 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.

Courtney ChungloMeet the Author: Courtney Chunglo is a California-based writer who keeps her poetry romantic and her prose thrilling. Courtney has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Her poetry has been published in Sonoma State University’s anthology titled, Zaum XXI where she also served as one of the editors for the short story submissions.

Courtney grew up in a family of women storytellers who could make you feel, hear, smell, and even taste their tales. This inspiration to tell stories and being a voracious reader morphed into an unshakable desire to write. Possessed by the pen, Courtney strives to engage readers’ intellect and satisfy their need for a good story.

LGBTQ+ Adoption FAQ with Adoption Agency in Colorado

LGBTQ+ Adoption FAQ with Adoption Agency in Colorado

Are you considering LGBTQ+ adoption for your child? When it comes to choosing an adoptive family, you can be involved as much or as little as you want to in the process. Some birth mothers do not want to be involved in choosing the adoptive family, in which case,  Adoption Choices of Colorado will choose a wonderful and loving family to adopt your baby. On the other hand, some birth mothers want to choose the adoptive family and have a certain type of family in mind. There is no right or wrong way to go about your adoption journey. If you do choose to be involved in the adoptive family selecting process, it is important to pick an adoptive family that you feel will give your child the best and most enriching life possible. Maybe you want your baby to grow up in a sporty family or an artistic one. You may want your baby to grow up with siblings, be raised by a single parent, or an LGBTQ+ couple. There are many options open to you. If you are open to the idea of LGBTQ+ parents adopting and loving your child, that is an option for you.  If you are considering LGBTQ+ adoption for your child, you probably have a lot of questions when it comes to LGBTQ+ adoption. So here is an LGBTQ+ adoption FAQ with an adoption agency in colorado.

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

Is it more difficult for LGBTQ+ Adoption to Take Place?

It is no more difficult for LGBTQ+ parents to adopt than it is for heterosexual couples to adopt. The adoption process can be a long one for any party involved. At Adoption Choices of Colorado, all potential adoptive parents must undergo a background check. This is to make sure that the adoptive parents are financially and emotionally ready to adopt and raise a child. Every adoption process is unique and different, so there is no definitive answer on how long an adoption can take. The important takeaway is that heterosexual couples and LGBTQ+ couples must go through the same process to become adoptive parents.

As a birth mother, you will have the option to choose the adoptive parents of your child. If you would like your child to be raised by an LGBTQ+, that is an option for you, and it is not going to be a more difficult adoption process because you are choosing LGBTQ+ adoption.

Will my child identify as LGBTQ+ if they are raised in an LGBTQ+ household?

Many people believe the myth that being raised by gay parents will make a child gay. Children raised by LGBTQ+ parents are no different than children raised in a traditional household with heterosexual parents. Children raised by gay parents have the same chance of being gay as children raised by heterosexual parents.

There are many different ways to form a family. The important thing is that the family loves and cares for one another. Your child’s adoptive family will love and cherish your child regardless of whether or not they are members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Will, my child be bullied because their parents are LGBTQ+?

Unfortunately, society still holds stereotypes when it comes to LGBTQ+ families. LGBTQ+ couples face discrimination, and your child could face some teasing because of this.

However, there is an upside to this. Many children of LGBTQ+ couples grow up to be more resilient and learn how to stand up for themselves and those they care about. Your child is also more likely to be more tolerant and empathetic towards those that are different since they will grow up in a non-traditional family.

Is LGBTQ+ Adoption Good for My Child?

It is becoming more and more common for birth mothers to place their children into LGBTQ+ homes. LGBTQ+ adoption can provide a safe and fulfilling life for your baby. At the end of the day, the family that you choose to adopt your child is completely up to you.   Adoption Choices of Colorado will be with you every step of the way.

There are a lot of decisions to be made when it comes to adoption and choosing an adoptive family. LGBTQ+ Adoption is not all that different from heterosexual adoptions. If you choose an LGBTQ+ adoption for your child, your child will go to a loving home where they will be nurtured and cherished just as they would be with any other adoptive family that you choose.

Are you interested in LGBTQ+ adoption for your 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.

Hunter Frederick is a graduate of Siena College with a degree in English and a Theatre Certificate. She is the co-author of the virtual reality play, Paneless, along with the play, the Little Vagabond, based on William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience. She is also the co-author of a historical play, Yours, for the Oppressed, based on the lives of Albany Abolitionists, Harriet and Stephen Myers, who toured Underground Railroad Sites of New York State. 

In her free time, you can find Hunter cooking in the kitchen while listening to Musical Theatre songs.

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