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

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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.

Is There Such a Thing as Non-Faith-Based Adoption? 

Is There Such a Thing as Non-Faith-Based Adoption? 

It seems these days like so many adoption agencies in Colorado revolve around their religious or faith-based connections. If this is not something that you personally are interested in and you’re worried that you won’t be able to find an adoption agency to help you, Adoption Choices of Colorado is here to set your mind at ease. You have many adoption options, and they do not have to be related to religion at all. Whether you have questions about the adoption process in Colorado, Colorado adoption laws, or the best Colorado adoption agency to work with, we are here to give guidance and lend a hand. 

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

I Am Interested in Adoption but Am Looking for Something Not Based in Faith 

So let’s say you’ve decided that adoption in Colorado is the best choice for you and your child, and now you want to begin your adoption journey. However, you are not interested in pursuing a faith-based option. You may be concerned now that you will not have as many if any, options as if you had chosen to go a more religious route. Have no fear, though, because your Colorado adoption journey has not come to an end just yet. In fact, there are numerous private adoption services that are in no way connected to any particular religion, and I would be more than happy to work with you and do whatever it takes to suit any of your specific needs.  

Will Going the Non-Faith-Based Route Change My Adoption Process? 

Choosing to pursue non-faith-based adoption may seem daunting for many reasons, and it may make you worry that you will not have as many opportunities as a more religion-focused birth mother, but this is not something to worry about at all. In fact, the pregnant adoption process remains the same whether you choose to pursue religious agencies or not. There is no reason to worry about it at all. Even if you happen to think that adoption may be something inherently faith-based and that would be the right way to go, every mother’s adoption journey is different and unique, and there is no right path for you to take. 

Will Adoption Agencies Still Be Willing to Work With Me? 

It’s possible that you find yourself worrying that adoption agencies in Colorado will not want to work with you when you explain that you are interested in a non-faith-based adoption process. However, you have nothing to fear. There are plenty of adoption agencies across the state that will be extremely ready and willing to work with you. There are countless Colorado adoption agencies all over that will be able to help. Whether you are interested in adoption in Colorado Springs or Denver, or anywhere in between, you do not have to go through this process alone, no matter what your feelings towards faith-based processes may be. 

So Can I Pursue a Non-Faith-Based Adoption Process? 

If you decide that adoption is the right choice for you and your child, but you know that you are not interested in pursuing a process involving religion or faith, your journey is not over; you still have all the options in the world. You can absolutely decide that adoption is the right choice, but something faith-based is not. Adoption Choices of Colorado is here to help and will be more than happy to guide you every step of the way and determine what the right path is for you. 

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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He has a deep love for writing, grammar, and all things English. He finds the history and etymology of the language extremely fascinating and loves discovering those small, unnecessary grammatical rules that make English such a weird and special tongue. He is also passionate about the environment and wants to focus on doing what he can to help make the world a better place for future generations.

Legal Basics of CO Surrogacy

Legal Basics of CO Surrogacy

If you want to become a surrogate, there’s a lot to consider. After all, surrogacy is a real commitment and involves a lot more than you may think. The surrogacy process can be very complex and confusing, which is why it’s always best to work with a reputable CO surrogacy agency that you trust and will advocate for you. A good agency will ensure your wants and needs are taken care of, and you never have to worry about being left in the dark.

If you’re considering surrogacy in Colorado, contact Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado. We’re a team of compassionate experts that know the surrogacy process inside and out. In order to support the best interest of you, the baby, and the intended parents, surrogacy requirements a bit of legal work. Protecting all people involved is important when it comes to something as precious as surrogacy, and there’s no room to take guesses or roll the dice. Although we take care of the legal parts, it’s still important that you understand it. So what are the legal aspects of surrogacy you should know about?

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.

 Are There CO Surrogacy Laws?

The short answer is no. In the United States, there are no federal laws that regulate surrogacy. Because of this, surrogacy laws can be confusing. Some states are surrogacy friendly, some are not, and some lie in the middle. Surrogacy law is constantly changing and evolving and varies from state to state. To find out more about surrogacy friendly-state click here.

 Surrogacy Contracts

A critical step in the surrogacy process before the embryo is even transferred is creating a surrogacy contract. Intended parents and surrogates will work with their individual lawyers to draft and negotiate this contract outlining finances and social requirements, two major legal issues in surrogacy. Compensation in addition to other necessary items and any added compensation will be negotiated. Of course, the contract will also address the responsibilities of the surrogate mother during the pregnancy—things like not drinking alcohol, doing drugs, etc. There may also be social agreements between the surrogate and intended parents, like deciding who will be there during any prenatal appointments and/or during the birth.

 Pre-Birth Order

Depending on state surrogacy laws, this process may look different. If you’re in a surrogacy-friendly state, like Colorado, a pre-birth order can be filed by the intended parents. Establishing the intended parents as the baby’s legal parents is an important step that is done early on in the process. Essentially, the pre-birth order makes the legal process post-birth much quicker and allows the baby to go home with the intended parents quicker. Requirements to file a pre-birth order will vary depending on the state. Depending on the attorney, work usually starts on the pre-birth order somewhere in the first seven months of the surrogate’s pregnancy.

Once a pre-birth order is filed, The only paperwork necessary to finish the surrogacy after birth is a document signed by the surrogate and, if applicable, their partner, confirming that they are not the child’s legal parents. The intended parents will also sign a document acknowledging that they accept custody of the child.

Additional Legal Matters in CO Surrogacy

Legal matters that come up in surrogacy can vary on a case-by-case basis. Additional legal steps may be necessary after birth depending on the situation. Some issues that may come up legally surround one or both of the intended parents not having genetic relations to the baby. This can happen in cases such as same-sex couples using an egg or sperm donor, or if one of the intended parents is not able to provide egg or sperm.

Stepparent or Second-Parent Adoption in Surrogacy

In these cases, stepparent adoption takes place in order to grant parental rights to a non-genetically related parent. For example, if only the husband’s sperm was used in the fertilization, the wife would have to file for stepparent adoption. Laws will vary per state, and a second-parent adoption may need to be completed instead of stepparent adoption.

Embryo Adoption in Surrogacy

In the event that neither parent is able to provide parts of the fertilization and therefore not biologically related to the baby, an embryo adoption must be completed. Adoption and surrogacy laws will vary by state, so check with your attorney or adoption and surrogacy agencies, like Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado.

Understanding  the CO Surrogacy Laws

There are a lot of variables and factors involved in surrogacy that can affect the legal process. Laws, state regulations, gestational vs. traditional surrogacy, etc. can affect the completion of the surrogacy. Although rare, issues do arise and it’s best to prepare yourself for any potential road bumps or giant sinkholes. The best thing you can do it work closely with your surrogate agency and attorney to assure you’re legally protected throughout the Colorado surrogacy process. Remember, although there is a lot of legal work that goes into surrogacy, it’s all to protect the end goal of bringing the gift of life to intended parents.

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.

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Placing 2nd Baby for Adoption with the Same Adoptive Family: Same Family Adoption in Colorado  

Placing 2nd Baby for Adoption with the Same Adoptive Family: Same Family Adoption in Colorado  

A birth mother putting her first baby up for a Denver adoption that Adoption Choices of Colorado supports. We aid the birth mother in different forms, such as financially, mentally, and more. In doing so, we provide the birth mother’s adoptive parent profiles in order for her to pick the family she sees fit in raising her child. With being a private adoption agency, though, we help make sure that every decision is solely from the mother’s choice. In certain cases, birth mothers might face another unplanned pregnancy for the second time. There is no judgment here at Adoption Choices of Colorado, we can help you place your child with a same family adoption. We understand unplanned pregnancies can happen more than once, and birth mothers should not feel ashamed when coming to ask for our help. Unplanned activities happen all the time throughout the universe on different occasions besides pregnancies.

Also, we sometimes have birth mothers who seek to have the same family adopt their second baby that adopted their first child. That is wise because the birth mother has a certain bond with that family prior to giving birth to their first child in certain scenarios. To add on, if a birth mother sees their first child prospering and safely in the custody of his/her adoptive parents, then having that family adopt her second child would be an easier process and choice.     

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 I give my second baby to the same family that I gave my first baby to for adoption? 

Absolutely. Having gone through the process of adoption previously, a birth mother is more aware and knowledgeable about the necessary steps, documents, and more for the process. Through the help of Adoption Choices of Colorado, we can contact and enforce communication between a birth mother and the adoptive family of her firstborn. That is only if the birth mother no longer has contact with the adoptive family. If the birth mother’s first child had an open adoption plan, then the adoptive parents and birth mother kept communication through different forms. 

A birth mother can’t just ask the adoptive parents to adopt her second unborn over the phone with intact communication or not between both parties. Adoption is a process, as she would know from previously when she put her first baby up for adoption. Instead, she needs to go through the same adoption agency, such as Adoption Choices of Colorado, to communicate with the family. During the second time of adoption, communication is key between both parties, and Adoption Choices of Colorado can help and be a facilitator of such. 

Though birth mothers should know the family might not be willing to adopt their second child, and that is understandable. Unlike the first time they are not seeking to adopt a child, they are being asked, and it was not in their life plans to parent a second child. Their reasons can be different because they are at an age where they are no longer looking to parent any more children. Also, finances can depict the adoptive parents not being able to adopt the child due to not being able to afford to raise another child like the first.  

A birth mother shouldn’t feel down if the adoptive family won’t adopt her second child. That is the reason Adoption Choices of Colorado is here. We support and shall give resources to mothers for other potential adoptive families. We make sure to reassure her that the siblings being separated is nothing to worry about as long as the families are to provide and love their children. 

Am I a bad mother after putting two children up for adoption with the same family? 

Never. Unplanned pregnancies are frequent, and as said above, they can happen more than once, sometimes with precautions taken. At Adoption Choices of Colorado, we have mothers needing our assistance more than once, which we willingly and gladly fulfill. A birth mother should notice that instead of choosing other options such as an abortion, which we understand as well, she would rather her baby be raised and have a life with their sibling. That takes courage, and Adoption Choices of Colorado encourages and admires such notions. 

When a birth mother is seeking adoption a second time, she is not a bad mother. She is not a bad mother even the first time because putting your baby up for adoption shouldn’t condemn a birth mother’s perspective of herself.  

Here at Adoption Choices of Colorado, we have resources if a mother is feeling saddened or negative thoughts about herself due to her adoption decision, first or the second time. 

Will, the adoption family that adopted my first baby see me as a burden if I ask them to adopt my second baby?

Birth mothers shouldn’t assume the adoptive family will judge or turn them away when asking for them to adopt their second child. 

If birth is having doubts about ways in which to start the discussion between herself and the family, Adoption Choices of Colorado can facilitate the conversation between the two families. We can ask questions the birth mother is fearing to ask, such as adopting the family adopting the second child. If the family goes through with adopting the child, we can assist, and the process will be less difficult and smoother than the first time. 

To be clear, Adoption Choices of Colorado does not see the birth mother as a burden. We are sure the family she is seeking to adopt her baby won’t as well with the history between both parties. 

Adoption Choices of Colorado is a private adoption agency that provides birth mothers, adoptive parents, and more services. We provide daily answers to questions asked through our portal from people statewide!

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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How To Become A Surrogate in Colorado

How To Become A Surrogate in Colorado

Surrogacy is a life-changing and selfless decision to make. You are giving upwards of a year of your life to another family to go through the multiple steps of fertilization, implantation, and pregnancy. That’s amazing! You are bringing a new life into the world and completing a family who cannot carry or create a child themselves. Learning how to become a surrogate in Colorado, also known as a gestational carrier, is a multi-step process that requires filing paperwork and interviews. Each state has different procedures and qualifications, but the application process is mostly standard throughout the United States.

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.

Steps Towards Surrogacy in Colorado

Surrogacy, just like traditional pregnancy, can cause emotional stress and physical stress due to the changes your body will go through. Due to this, there are physical requirements to becoming a surrogate mother in Colorado. You must have had one child of your own to be able to apply, as well as fall under the age range of twenty-one to forty-five. If you meet both of those requirements, you can begin the application process.

The next step is to choose what surrogate agency you want to go through for your surrogacy journey. Contact us at Surrogacy Choices, we are here to answer all your questions and address any concerns you have about surrogacy and the process going forward.

Beginning the application process can be a bit overwhelming, which is why we suggest going over it with a surrogacy professional. The general application will require information about you, such as your name, age, address, successful pregnancies, and medical history. Once the agency accepts your application, you will be subjected to a background check and a psychological evaluation to ensure you are in the right headspace to be a surrogate mother

Meeting Parents As A Surrogate Mother

Once you pass all of the preliminary requirements, the background check, and psychological evaluation, your surrogate agent will begin showing your profile to parents they believe will be a potential match. Parents are the ones who decide if you are a proper match for them and decide if they want to continue on to the interview process. Depending on where the parents live and their comfort level, they may do interviews over the phone, through Zoom, or in person.

After the parents make their decision, you will be informed, given legal documents to sign, and the process will begin. It’s not uncommon for surrogate mothers to travel to the parent’s specific fertility clinic for implantation, which can mean traveling multiple times for surrogate mothers. The cost of travel, food, and hotel for the duration of your stay will be covered. Your surrogacy agent will be confirming travel plans for you, answering any questions, and acting as a support system to ensure you don’t get too stressed out about traveling. 

The Medical Side Of Surrogacy

One of the last portions of your journey prior to the pregnancy, of course, is the medical procedure of implantation. The parents’ eggs and sperm, their own or a sperm/egg donor, are kept in their chosen fertility clinic until implantation is scheduled. The process of implantation is called in vitro fertilization (IVF). An embryo is created through the parents’ egg, and sperm is then implanted in your uterus. Some women have multiple embryos implanted in one sitting while other families do it one at a time. All of this is discussed prior to signing your surrogacy contract. 

Preceding implantation, you will be given an STD test, and your medical history will be confirmed. We want to make sure there are no health risks created by pregnancy for you or the baby. Once the IVF is performed, the waiting begins. You will be asked to take a pregnancy test or take one if you feel symptoms early. If the process is unsuccessful, you will return to the fertility clinic, and IVF will be repeated if the parents’ have the embryos and financial means to do so. 

Pregnancy As A Surrogate Mother

Part of becoming a surrogate is agreeing to the terms the parents set out. For example, some couples are perfectly fine letting the surrogate mother handle the pregnancy in regards to diet and lifestyle. Other parents may want you to follow a specific diet, avoid certain activities, and so on. If you’re willing to follow a stricter set of rules, let your surrogacy professional know. This will help early on with the matching process. 

Pregnancy, unless there are complications, will go forward as normal as possible. Parents often want to be there during ultrasounds and doctor’s visits, though, so expect some company during those routine checkups! Don’t be surprised if they want to be in the room for the birth as well! Surrogate mothers and the parents can develop a close relationship during the pregnancy. At first, it might feel a bit crowded, but as time goes on, a friendship can develop, and their presence at doctor’s visits will feel routine. 

After the birth, you can decide if you want to be kept up to date on the baby’s life or remain in contact with the parents. This doesn’t mean you’ll become best friends and catch up constantly, though sometimes that can happen! You can receive pictures every year on their birthday, get emails with updates periodically, or can wish them a happy life and move forward without contact. 

How To Become A Surrogate In Colorado

The process of becoming a surrogate takes time and months of waiting, but it’s worth it in the end. If you’re considering being a surrogate mother in Colorado, contact us for more information. We’re here to guide you through this amazing, life-changing 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.

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Choosing Adoption in Colorado for a Teen Pregnancy or College Pregnancy 

Choosing Adoption in Colorado for a Teen Pregnancy or College Pregnancy 

One day you are studying hard for your upcoming test at school. You’re hurrying to complete the assignment that is due soon. Then suddenly, the next day, you learn that you are pregnant. You must have thought, “but I’m so young” or “I can’t be having a baby right now” when you found out about this pregnancy. You might even be wondering if choosing adoption in Colorado as a teen is the right choice for you.

No one can comprehend the emotions you must be experiencing because of this. You are probably facing confusion. You must be thinking about how all of this happened and what will you do next? You can be feeling fearful for your future. Everything became uncertain in an instant moment. 

The situation you’re facing might also be causing you to experience all different types of emotions simultaneously. But, it’s important to remember that any and all of your emotions are absolutely valid. It can be extremely difficult to navigate an unplanned pregnancy. It is further confusing when you’re a teen or a college student experiencing an unwanted pregnancy. 

At Adoption Choices of Colorado, we understand the seriousness of the situation you are currently experiencing. There are numerous reasons that can lead to the situation you’re in. Yet, even more reasons birth moms choose the route of adoption. With our extensive experience assisting a variety of birth moms with their pregnant adoption process. Our Colorado adoption agency will be able to assist you properly and place your baby with a loving adoptive 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.

Colorado Adoption Laws for Teen Pregnancy

Teen pregnancies can be scary, especially because you are experiencing this at such a young age. The primary focus at this young age is usually school life. Your priorities are your friendships. Your aspirations probably include further education. Such as high school and college. You probably don’t even know what you’ll be studying in college yet! 

The focus shifting from school and friends to possibly having to raise a baby is an extreme change. Such a life shift is quite drastic, especially for teenagers. Oftentimes, teen moms end up having to give up on their education for their baby. But education is just one of the things teen moms sacrifice. Many other aspects of their life are also lost forever.  

If you’re experiencing a teen pregnancy and have decided not to terminate it. Yet, you don’t wish to keep the baby either. We respect your decisions. But, if you think you are too young to be considering adoption. We want to assure you that adoption is a choice for you, even if you’re a teen. Private adoption services are available to you through our Colorado adoption agency

Colorado adoption laws permit birth mothers of age 14 and younger to place for adoption. The only requirement is that the birth mother’s parents, legal guardian, or court-appointed guardian be present when you consent to place your baby for adoption. These laws ensure that teen girls have options for adoption in Colorado. You’re not stuck in this situation!  

Pregnant Adoption Process for Birth Moms in College

If you’re a young woman in college experiencing an unwanted pregnancy. We want you to feel seen as well. Experiencing an unplanned pregnancy as a college student can also be devastating. Similar to teens, your education, friends, and future goals are your priorities. But, all of this changes as soon as you hear the news of pregnancy. 

As a college student, you are only beginning to understand some things about your life. You are gaining valuable knowledge in different aspects. But, you might not have any means to raise a child. Finding out you’re pregnant can be really frightful. Your future education and career plans are at risk here. That’s why it’s important for you to know that you have adoption options

You don’t have to let an unwanted pregnancy hinder your college experience and beyond. You should be able to have a baby on your own terms. You should also be able to raise a baby whenever you want to. And if you don’t want to have a baby, this is perfectly acceptable as well as long as it is your decision. 

Adoption creates the perfect solution between not wanting to terminate the pregnancy and choosing not to keep the baby. With Adoption Choices of Colorado, your baby will be placed with a loving adoptive family based on your preferences. This allows you to stay in control of your adoption plan. Just the way you have control over your options and decisions.   

Guilt Associated with the Pregnant Adoption Process

It’s quite likely that you feel guilty when you consider adoption. But, don’t worry. This is a common feeling that many birth mothers experience. It stems from the selfless nature of mothers that are willing to give everything up for their baby. 

While we understand your sentiments, it’s important to take a step back and think about whether that’s a healthy step to take or not. Will sacrificing everything for your baby prove to be good for your baby and you? Maybe by quitting your education and putting all of your aspirations aside to put your baby first, you can keep your baby. But this will not necessarily allow you to give your baby the life it deserves. No education and no career can lead to financial instability. And raising a baby will always remain expensive. 

Adoption allows you to provide a way for another family to raise your baby just the way you would. The same love and affection will be offered without putting your own future at risk. By choosing adoption in Colorado, you selflessly agree to place your baby with a family that can better take care of it. Hence, no reason to feel guilt. Instead, birth moms should be proud of their beautiful adoption journey! 

You’re Not Stuck! Excellent Private Adoption Services in Colorado as a Teen are Available to You

Your Denver adoption is made swift with our Colorado adoption agency. The compassionate staff at Adoption Choices of Colorado will work with you to find the best adoptive family for your baby based on your preferences. But, the great thing about our adoption agency is that you are not limited to simply Denver. We are adoption agencies in Colorado available to you. 

It’s crucial that you know that you have adoption options. It can be terrifying to learn that you have to raise a child. But, with adoption, you don’t have to terminate your baby or keep it. By accessing our private adoption services, you’ll be able to place your baby with an adoptive family based on your preferences. 

You don’t have to raise a baby at this young age. Our caring and understanding adoption specialists make sure to work with birth moms throughout the entire adoption process and even after you place your baby with a loving adoptive family. The family you choose will no doubt offer love, security, and a bright future that your baby deserves. 

The adoption process remains the same for our younger birth moms, such as teen moms or birth moms in college. We respect any decision you make. We’re eager to get you started on your pregnant adoption process. Contact us as soon as you can, and we can get started on your adoption journey today!

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.

Ifrah MohammedMeet the author: Ifrah Mohammed. Pursuing a Communications-Journalism Bachelor’s degree at Siena College, she is an aspiring content writer. A hard-working daughter of immigrant parents, she was born and raised in Queens, NY, and has resided in Fort Worth, TX. Her passions include writing and traveling. Moving around has allowed her to gain valuable perspective. When she is not writing or traveling, she is baking or reading. She currently resides in
Schenectady, NY, a town 30 minutes away from Albany.

Adoption Options in Colorado for Birth Mothers in Their 20s, 30s, and 40s 

Adoption Options in Colorado for Birth Mothers in Their 20s, 30s, and 40s 

When people picture unplanned pregnancies, the first images that come to mind are usually teens and people in their early 20s. However, a surprise pregnancy can occur at any age, and it is necessary to know what your options are and what the right move is for you. 

An unplanned, unexpected, or unwanted pregnancy is stressful, especially when it happens in your 20s, 30s, or 40s, but it does not need to be the end of the world. If you decide that the best option for you and your coming child is adoption, then Adoption Choices of Colorado is here to assist you throughout the whole process. Your age is just a number and will not negatively impact your adoption process at all. We are familiar with the adoption process in Colorado, Colorado adoption laws, and the best Colorado adoption agency to work with. 

Is Placing my Baby for Adoption in Colorado the Right Choice for Me? 

The first question you should ask yourself when discovering an unplanned pregnancy is if placing your baby for adoption is the right choice for you. At this stage in your life, it is possible that you already have a plan for your future, and a new child is just not part of that. Whether that be because you already have children, your work life is too crazy, or you just don’t want a child right now, sometimes it is just not the right time. If that feels like your situation, you have adoption options for whatever the reason may be. 

By deciding to go through with the adoption process, you will have the ability to continue on with your life and your plans while maintaining the option of being a part of your child’s life if you so choose. 

Will Private Adoption Services be Beneficial to Me? 

There is no reason to go through this process alone. Having an unplanned pregnancy at this stage in your life can certainly be terrifying, and you may feel crushed or isolated, but with the right Colorado adoption agency by your side, you can rest easy. Private adoption services can provide you with the help you need and stand by you throughout the entirety of the process. For every private adoption service and Colorado adoption agency, age is not important, and it doesn’t matter if you are in your 20s, 30s, 40s, or more. You will always have the support you need. 

What Will the Colorado Adoption Process Look Like? 

The adoption process in Colorado will look different from mother to mother. Depending on how you decide to carve out your adoption journey, the steps you take could change. If you choose to work with Adoption Choices of Colorado, the process will look something like this: 

  1. Contact Adoption Choices of Colorado 
  2. Schedule your initial meeting 
  3. Prenatal care, financial assistance, types of adoption selection, family profile review 
  4. Choose an adoptive family 
  5. Pregnancy, birth, and hospital plan 
  6. Post-placement support 

For a more detailed look at this process, click here and read more

Adoption Options in Colorado for Birth Mothers in Their 20s, 30s, and 40s 

Overall, Colorado adoption can be a good choice for anyone who is sure that parenting a new child is not the right option for them at this point in their life. If this feels like you, then Adoption Choices of Colorado is here to help. Wherever you are you need help with adoption in Denver, Colorado Spring, or anywhere else, you can rest assured that you will be treated with the utmost care and support. An unplanned pregnancy does not need to be the end of the world, and with the right adoption agency, it won’t be.

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

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.

Alex BMeet the Author: Alex is originally from Clarksville, Maryland but currently goes to Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. He is an English major and Environmental Studies minor, focusing on Environmental Law and PR/Communications.

He has a deep love for writing, grammar, and all things English. He finds the history and etymology of the language extremely fascinating and loves discovering those small, unnecessary grammatical rules that make English such a weird and special tongue. He is also passionate about the environment and wants to focus on doing what he can to help make the world a better place for future generations.

Surrogacy Terms and Acronyms for Intended Parents and Surrogate Mothers

Surrogacy Terms and Acronyms for Intended Parents and Surrogate Mothers

Are you a surrogate mother or an intended parent overwhelmed by their research on surrogacy? Do you keep coming across certain terms you have trouble finding the right definitions? If so, let’s go over some basic surrogacy terms and acronyms that can help you better understand the process. The surrogacy process can be overwhelming at first, but it doesn’t have to be with the right resources. As you start your journey to become a surrogate or intended parents, it’s important to be familiar with a few concepts so you know what to expect. 

Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado can give you the resources you need to ensure a smooth journey. Our team of licensed professionals can guide you every step of the way.

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. What Does IVF Stand For?

IVF or in-vitro fertilization transfers the fertilized egg of the intended mother to the surrogate mother. The egg is fertilized in a lab by the intended father’s sperm. The surrogate mother then carries the egg to term. IVF is part of the Colorado surrogacy process. Gestational surrogacy is the preferred option for many surrogate mothers and intended parents because it is legal and safest. This form of surrogacy ensures that the surrogate mother is in no way genetically linked to the child. This process ensures everyone’s mental, physical, and legal well-being.  

  1. What Does BMI Have to Do With Surrogacy?

You might have seen “BMI” be mentioned when looking at surrogate mother requirements. Why does BMI matter? It’s extremely important that the surrogate mother is physically ready for the journey ahead of her. Having a certain level of BMI ensures that the surrogate mother and the child she’ll be carrying are safe. 

  1. What is a Pre Birth Parentage Order?

As an intended parent, you have probably seen the term “pre-birth parentage order.” This is a legal document granted by the state of Colorado. This document will give you guardianship of your child before they are born. At the start of your journey, it is good to look for a lawyer. Our agency can help find the right lawyer for you so you can keep track of all the legal documents you’ll need. By working with a Colorado surrogacy agency, you can have a team of professionals helping you every step of the way.  

  1. Who is a Gestational Carrier/ Surrogate Mother?

A gestational carrier is someone who carries an intended parent’s child to term. Because Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado offers gestational surrogacy, you will see the term often. You might be thinking, ‘well, what’s the difference between a gestational carrier and a surrogate mother?’. The terms mean the same thing and can be used in place of one another. What’s important to know is what it means to be a surrogate mother with our agency. A surrogate mother has a kind and caring heart who feels the need to help others in need. She has enjoyed her pregnancy in the past and hopes to share the joys of parenthood with someone trying to grow their family.

  1. Who is an Intended Parent?

For our agency, intended parents are any couple or individual who needs help growing their family. Our agency helps transracial, heterosexual, same-sex couples and individuals have the chance to have the family they hope for. We believe that everyone deserves a chance to have a family.

What Are Some Terms about Surrogacy I Should Know?

Being well-informed about surrogacy can ensure a smoother journey for you, whether you are a surrogate mother or intended parent. At Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado, we are ready to give you information and resources that can help you on your journey. 

Now that you are more familiar with some surrogacy terms, what are other ways to prepare for your journey? What can you do to prepare for the next steps?

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.

The Colorado Court Process of Adoption Finalization

The Colorado Court Process of Adoption Finalization

Adoption finalization can seem like a prize at the end of a long race. It is a day that most adoptive families look forward to when their family becomes legally complete. However, as much as adoption is a family matter, it is also a legal matter. Adoptions become official when there is a legal transference of custody awarded to the adoptive family.

There are several hurdles to overcome in the adoption process. The court’s role in adoption is to ensure that the adopted child is safe and placed with a loving caring family. Here’s what you can expect when it comes to the court process of adoption finalization.

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 Happens before the Finalization of an Adoption?

Adoption laws vary from state-to-state and include important legislation such as the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) and the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). These laws were put in place in order to ensure the safety and well-being of adopted children.

Adhering to both state, federal, and local laws regarding adoption is imperative. However, it is best to consult a professional on the matter. Your adoption attorney will walk you through the entire process to ensure success in the finalization of your adoption.

The finalization occurs after the parental rights of the child’s biological parents have been terminated and the child is in the custody of the state, an agency, or county. The termination of parental rights is one of the most important legal obstacles to overcome in regard to finalizing your adoption, especially if the termination is still actively being sought.

Your adoptive child may have a court-appointed caseworker or attorney. Their job is to advocate solely for the rights and well-being of the child. The caseworker will speak with older children and discuss their wishes. They may speak on behalf of the child in court. However, it is important to remember that their intentions are to make sure the child is placed in a loving home, their job is to remain objective.

Adoption Finalization in Court

The finalization of an adoption results in the adoptive parents becoming the legal parents of the child and gaining full custody. This is signified by an adoption certificate or an adoption decree, which is a document given by the courts and bearing a judge’s signature.

Every adoption is unique, especially when it comes to the court process. The court process of adoption varies from state-to-state and even county-to-county. One judge may not require the appearance of the family in court, while another may encourage it. There are several steps in the process that vary within a given finalization in court, but here are some general guidelines of what to expect:

  • Being sworn in. You and your family may have to be sworn in when you attend your adoption finalization.
  • A review of the adoption. A caseworker may go over details and reports of the adoption thus far. This may include the findings of your home study and post placement reports and a review of how long the child has been living with you.
  • Being questioned. You and your family may be questioned by the judge about your intent to adopt. If the child is old enough the judge may also ask for his or her input, as well.

Once all of this is completed, the judge will conclude that your adoption is final and sign your adoption decree. As this can be an emotional moment, the judge may allow for pictures to be taken. The new birth certificate will be produced after the adoption decree is entered into the court record.

You may also choose to celebrate this incredible moment. Balloons and a cake can make this legal process a real celebration. You can invite your extended family members to the affair, as well. This can be a great way to show the adopted child your excitement about them officially becoming a member of your family.

Post Adoption Services in Colorado

Once your adoption is finalized, you may still need assistance to ensure that your transition period runs as smoothly as possible. Making use of post-adoption services including those offered by your adoption agency, county, or state is recommended. New families might join some adoptive parent groups in their area or virtually while birth mothers might join a birth mother adoption support group. We can offer private adoption services through post placement.

Adoption Court Process with Adoption Choices of Colorado

Adoption finalization is a huge moment for you and your family. The official addition of your adopted child to your family should be celebrated as it solidifies your relationship to one another. The legality of adoption is complicated and should be handled by the professionals. Your adoption agency and attorney are the best resources available. They will help you throughout your journey and work to keep you informed.

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.

Top 10 Surrogacy Acronyms You Should Know Before Becoming A Surrogate Mother

Top 10 Surrogacy Acronyms You Should Know Before Becoming A Surrogate Mother

Before starting your surrogacy process, you will want to know some of the most used surrogacy acronyms. Knowing the acronyms and what each of them means is important because it will help you understand everything in the process faster. You will have the first knowledge about everything the doctors and surrogacy professionals are telling you when they are using acronyms to explain. These are the ten most common ones, and understanding what they are will help your surrogacy process run smoothly.

If you need any help with surrogacy acronyms, contact us at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado. Our surrogacy professionals will help you out with anything you are confused with and need a better understanding of. We know how overwhelming it may all sound, but it will all be worth it in the end when you help a well-deserving couple have a baby of their own.

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. IP(s): Intended Parent(s)

This is an important one because the intended parents are who you are carrying the baby for. Their embryo is transferred inside of you so that they can get the chance to have a baby of their own without one of them having to carry them. The intended parents are the ones who are wanting to have a biological child through surrogacy.

Other terms that can be included in this category are

  • IF(s) = Intended Father(s)
  • IM(s) = Intended Mother(s)
  • PIF = Potential Intended Father
  • PIM = Potential Intended Mother
  • PIP = Potential Intended Parent

All of which are a part of the subcategory within IP(s) and are all known as the people for whom you are becoming a surrogate mother.

2. GC/GS: Gestational Carrier/Gestational Surrogate

This is you, the gestational carrier or surrogate. You are the one who carries the baby who is not biologically or genetically related to you. You are carrying the biological baby of the intended parents. This is called gestational surrogacy because you are carrying someone else’s baby. This is different from the term TS, which means traditional surrogate, where the surrogate mother is the egg donor. The term gestational surrogate is used more often because it is legal in more states than traditional surrogacy is.

3. RE: Reproductive Endocrinologist

This is important to remember because this is who has been working with the intended parents and their infertility struggles. Once the RE and the intended parents decide on starting surrogacy, you as the surrogate mother will be another person who interacts with the RE. He or she will coordinate all of the treatments that you will have to undergo to start the surrogacy process. This can include the IVF treatment and the ET, two of the most important procedures that occur during the surrogacy process.

4. OB: Obstetrician; OB/GYN: Obstetrician/Gynecologist

You may already know this term because of your past personal pregnancies, but it is still an important surrogacy acronym. Your OB/GYN is a huge part of your surrogacy process and is the one who signs off on whether or not you are in a healthy condition to become a surrogate. You will work with your OB/GYN throughout the entire surrogacy pregnancy. He or she will make sure that your pregnancy is going smoothly and that the baby is growing and developing healthy as he or she should.

5. ART: Assisted Reproductive Technology

This is a huge part of surrogacy because this includes all methods of assisted reproduction. This technology is how you will become pregnant with the intended parents’ biological baby. This ART can include IVF and ET, two big procedures that require the assistance of reproduction.

6. IVF: In Vitro Fertilization

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Treatment is the retrieving of both the mother’s egg and the father’s sperm. These are then combined in a laboratory dish to create an embryo. This is the fertilizing of embryos stage of the surrogacy. This happens before you become pregnant, while you are taking all of the prepregnancy medications to get you ready. This embryo will then be transferred inside of you and the IVF treatment can go multiple times in case it doesn’t work the first or second time.

7. ET: Embryo Transfer

The embryo transfer is the part where the embryo is placed into your uterus as a surrogate mother. This is a part of the IVF process and is practiced by the certified doctor. This is a more intimate procedure and may feel a little uncomfortable. Your doctor will prepare you for this when you start your surrogacy process and will make you as comfortable as possible, so you have nothing to worry about.

8. BFP: Big Fat Positive and BFN: Big Fat Negative

BFP refers to the positive home pregnancy test you could receive after going through the IVF and ET procedures. This is what we hope you see after the first IVF treatment is done.

BFN is the opposite of this and it means that you received a negative result from your home pregnancy test. This can be discouraging, but if you receive a BFN, your doctors will try the IVF treatment again until you receive that BFP!

9. BCP: Birth Control Pills

You may be confused as to why birth control pills are a part of the surrogacy process because they usually help you not get pregnant. In surrogacy, BCP is sometimes used when a fresh embryo is created. As the surrogate mother, you may have to take birth control pills to become in line with the intended mother’s cycle before the embryo transfer. This is important because as the surrogate mother, having a more synced cycle with the intended mother will help the embryo transfer be more successful.

10.  E2: Estradiol and P4: Progesterone

  • Estradiol is an estrogen medication that you will take as a surrogate mother to help prepare for the embryo transfer. This will help the lining of the uterus grow, preparing your body for a baby.
  • Progesterone is a hormone that helps maintain pregnancy. This prepares the uterine lining as well as regulates your monthly menstrual cycle.

Why Knowing and Understanding These Surrogacy Acronyms is Important

Being knowledgeable about some or all surrogacy acronyms is important because you will already know what the doctors and surrogacy professionals are discussing. Understanding these acronyms also lets you know what to expect during your surrogacy journey at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado.

If you have any questions or need anything explained more, you can contact a surrogacy professional at one of our surrogate agencies. We are here for you 24/7! We understand that this list may be overwhelming, but we are here to help give you clarity.

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.

What Should I Do if I’m Pregnant, But I’m Not Excited, is Adoption an Option for Me? 

What Should I Do if I’m Pregnant, But I’m Not Excited, is Adoption an Option for Me? 

For some moms, finding out that they are pregnant is the best news of their lives. They have been waiting for this news in their lives for quite some time. They are so happy. Everyone in their family is overjoyed by the big news also. But for some mothers, this news can be devastating, and that’s okay. There’s nothing wrong with this because not all mothers come from the same walks of life. Not all babies are planned. Nor are all moms financially stable enough to raise a baby. There are many reasons besides these that can cause an unenthusiastic reaction to the news of a baby. Not everyone wants to keep a baby. But, if terminating your pregnancy or keeping the baby are not options for you. The adoption option is a great alternative to both of these choices. If you are not excited about this pregnancy and are looking for private adoption services

You don’t need to look any further! Adoption Choices of Colorado is proud to provide our birth moms with a quality adoption process in Colorado. We can assist you with placing your baby with an adoptive family that will lovingly take care of 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.

Guilt Associated it with Choosing Adoption Options 

You might have already tried all the different ways to feel something about this pregnancy. Any emotion at all. You probably searched on Google “ways to feel excited about the pregnancy.” But, nothing helped. You continued to feel absolutely no excitement for this pregnancy. This may have even caused you to feel a little guilty about your reaction. You may have questioned yourself, “well, aren’t all moms supposed to feel excited about the pregnancy?” 

The answer is “no.” The guilt associated with adoption is actually more common than you might think. So, the guilt you are currently experiencing is normal. You might be feeling that way because you are a mom. Society is unfortunately set up in a way to portray that moms must keep their baby. But this is simply not true. 

What is true, though, is that all moms want the best for their child. If the situation was any different, maybe you would have kept the baby. But, it is currently not up to par as you’d like it to be for your baby. You, as a mom, want to give your child the whole world. But, there are things in life that are currently stopping you from doing that. Private adoption services allow you to provide a loving family to your baby that can also give them the happiness they deserve.  

Motherhood can no doubt take a toll on both mental and physical health. By choosing adoption, you are helping numerous lives. The adoptive parents will be forever grateful to you for the joy of their lives, their baby. And, your life will not be led in constant misery. If you don’t want the baby, there is absolutely no reason to feel guilt when you choose adoption as an option. 

Think of it this way. If you happen to choose an open adoption, for example. Your baby will have three or four loving parents. The love will be doubled instead of having to be an active parent for the rest of your life. You can place your baby for adoption and be present in their lives on your own terms, especially because you are in control of your adoption plan. At Adoption Choices of Colorado, you will never be judged for considering adoption. 

A Different Reason for Choosing Private Adoption Services

Maybe you are not feeling any emotions because of a more profound reason. If you are a survivor of sexual abuse or assault and this pregnancy has come as a result of that. Or the birth father is physically abusive. Your emotionless attitude is completely understandable. If your tender heart still wishes to continue this pregnancy. But, you do not want to keep the baby. The adoption option is the perfect scenario for you. 

The baby won’t have to experience the harsh realities of your life. Nor will you have to constantly be reminded of your dark past in the face of your baby when you choose Adoption Choices of Colorado for your pregnant adoption process. Our caring adoption specialists work with you to create an adoption plan that you will be in control of. This allows you to place your baby with a loving adoptive family. A family that will welcome your baby with open arms and raise it like their own. 

What is the Pregnant Adoption Process like?

You might think adoption is probably a long and strenuous process. It will take a really long time to go through with an adoption. It’ll be stressful, and you won’t be able to choose who your baby is even placed with.

But our adoption agency is here to debunk these thoughts for you. In just six easy steps, you’ll be able to place your baby up for adoption with Adoption Choices of Colorado. You, as a birth mother, are always our main focus. Our understanding staff always strives to make private adoption services more accessible for birth moms. 

Step 1: 

The adoption process begins when you contact our adoption agency. Whether it’s a simple question or you’d like to immediately get started on the adoption process. You can reach out to us to get started right away. 

Step 2: 

You are then required to make an appointment with one of our compassionate adoption specialists. At this appointment, you’ll be able to discuss your needs and requirements regarding the adoption. You will get started on some paperwork as well as begin developing your adoption plan.

 Step 3:

The third step discusses your prenatal care and any financial assistance you’ll be needing. Such as medical expenses and/or rent. 

Step 4: 

At the same time, the fourth step is where you’ll get to choose the right adoptive family for your baby. 

Step 5: 

Once you have chosen the right adoptive family you will begin to build your birth and hospital plan. You can expect to tell your adoption specialist a few things. Like, who you would like to be present with you at the hospital and if you’d like visitors when you’re at the hospital.

Step 6:

The last step involves post-placement support. This means that we will be here for you even after you give birth. And even after your baby is placed for adoption. 

We Are Here for Your Denver Adoption Option

Suppose you’re looking for adoption agencies in Colorado. You’ve found the best one! Our adoption agency strives to provide birth moms with a comfortable and rewarding adoption journey. We never judge birth moms for choosing the adoption option. If this pregnancy does not bring excitement for you due to any reason. Know that you have adoption options available to you. 

But the process won’t begin until you make that call. We’re available for you 24/7 through text, phone, email, and even in person. So, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today. Let’s get started on your adoption journey and bring excitement back into your life!

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.

Ifrah MohammedMeet the author: Ifrah Mohammed. Pursuing a Communications-Journalism Bachelor’s degree at Siena College, she is an aspiring content writer. A hard-working daughter of immigrant parents, she was born and raised in Queens, NY, and has resided in Fort Worth, TX. Her passions include writing and traveling. Moving around has allowed her to gain valuable perspective. When she is not writing or traveling, she is baking or reading. She currently resides in
Schenectady, NY, a town 30 minutes away from Albany.

Adoption Choices of Colorado’s Financial Assistance Resources for Birth Mothers

Adoption Choices of Colorado’s Financial Assistance Resources for Birth Mothers

If you are a birth mother looking for financial assistance, there are various viable resources for birth mothers through your state’s programs, your adoption agency, and your child’s adoptive family. Adoption Choices of Colorado is a wonderful agency that will be sure your adoption services are handled with care and minimal to no cost to you.

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 kind of financial assistance do I qualify for if I am putting my baby up for adoption?

As a birth mother, you qualify for certain types of assistance. Some of this assistance can come through federal funding, which your caseworker at your chosen adoption agency can help you to get. Other financial assistance can come from your child’s adoptive family. They should have some money set aside for any needs you may have throughout or because of your pregnancy.

What kind of financial assistance for mental health issues do I qualify for if I am putting my baby up for adoption?

If you are in need of counseling due to Postpartum Depression or your emotional issues associated with putting your child up for adoption, your caseworker should be able to refer you to a psychiatrist or psychologist. Any counseling-related services and expenses will be paid for either by your adoptive family or federal or state funding which can be applied for by your caseworker. Otherwise, you can always go to your nearest free mental health clinic.

What kind of financial assistance for legal aid do I qualify for if I am putting my baby up for adoption?

If you are in need of legal assistance during the Colorado adoption process, any referrals can be given to you by your caseworker. There are many law firms that specialize in adoption law and often take on birth mothers as clients for an adjusted fee or pro-bono. It is not definite that there will be no legal fees, but many lawyers are willing to represent birth mothers for little or no fee. A lawyer is a great way to be sure your rights are being protected, but your caseworker is also meant to protect your rights as a birth mother in the adoption process.

What kind of financial assistance for pregnancy-related medical bills do I qualify for if I am putting my baby up for adoption?

If you are in need of financial assistance for medical bills due to your pregnancy, your adoptive family should have money set aside to help you with these fees. Otherwise, just as with counseling-related fees from your pregnancy, your caseworker can help you apply for Medicaid and other federal and state financial resources for birth mothers. This is, of course, all dependent on the state you reside in. Depending on your state of residence, income, and socioeconomic background, you may even qualify for disability benefits due to your pregnant status.

Do I qualify for disability if I am putting my baby up for adoption?

As mentioned above, if you qualify for disability benefits, these can aid in any rent or utility issues throughout your pregnancy. Your adoptive family and your adoption agency should also be able to assist you in these matters. If you are in need of a place to stay or are unable to work, your agency should have temporary housing for you and programs in place to help with this. Disability benefit programs help adoptive families to provide for their child’s birth mother throughout her pregnancy. Any money would not go straight to the birth mother but instead would be set up in a trust account by your adoption agency for the birth mother to use for any of her pregnancy-related expenses. Unemployment insurance through your state can also aid you through the months of your pregnancy, which you may not be employed. If you’re not receiving an income to support yourself throughout your pregnancy, state unemployment insurance is a good solution to this problem.

Can I afford my pregnancy if I am placing my baby up for adoption?

Pregnancy can be very expensive and can affect if you are able to do your job, especially if your work poses a hazard to you and your baby. This is why Colorado’s financial assistance programs are so important. Adoption Choices of Colorado understands this and wants to help you through this process and the fees associated with it. You are doing a brave and selfless thing and should not have to worry about the money associated with it.

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.

CarlyMeet the author: Carly is a recent graduate of Connecticut College with a dual degree in Psychology and Italian Studies. Graduating Cum Laude with honors in both Psychology and Italian departments, Carly has a background in gender-related research through the Connecticut College Psychology Department and Honors Theses Program. When not trying to figure out life or working, Carly is reading historical fiction novels or playing with her black cat, Isabelle.

 

What are the Medical Aspects of Surrogacy?

What are the Medical Aspects of Surrogacy?

Are you an intended parent or surrogate mother trying to learn more about the medical aspects of surrogacy? Are you trying to find out what you need to prepare for? Let’s go through the medical process and requirements that you will see on your surrogacy journey. As you can expect, the medical journey of the surrogacy process can seem complicated. But with a well-organized surrogate agency, the medical aspects of your journey can seem easy to take on. Whether as an intended parent or surrogate mother, it is important to be prepared for what screenings and procedures you will face. We at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado believe you deserve security and protection throughout your journey so you can achieve your goal of growing your family or helping someone grow their family.

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 Health Screenings Provided and What are the Medical Aspects of Surrogacy?

At the beginning of your surrogacy journey, you will have to go through health screenings, whether as a gestational carrier or intended parent. We provide health screenings because it keeps everyone involved safe. For surrogate mothers, you will go through physical and mental health screenings. This will help make sure you are fully prepared for your surrogacy journey. The health screenings are looking for sexually transmitted diseases and infections that could affect the pregnancy. In addition to the testing, you will also go through fertility treatments to prepare you for the transfer process. Our agency provides these screenings to ensure your mental, physical, and emotional well-being. 

What is The Surrogacy Process?

A major part of the Colorado surrogacy process is embryo transfer. Our agency provides gestational surrogacy, which means the surrogate mother carries the fertilized egg of the intended mother. This ensures that the surrogate mother is in no way genetically linked to the child. Gestational surrogacy is done through in-vitro fertilization or IVF. This is when the intended mother’s egg is fertilized by the sperm of the intended father in the lab. The surrogate mother then carries the egg to term. If the intended parents cannot provide an egg or sperm for the IVF process, we can help them find a donor. Gestational surrogacy is one of the safer options for the surrogate mother, which is why we provide it. With our team of licensed professionals, you can rest assured that your safety is our top priority.

What are the Requirements to Become a Surrogate Mother?

There are necessary requirements to becoming a surrogate. These requirements are to ensure that you are fully prepared to take on the role of a gestational carrier. Some requirements are, but are not limited to:

  • Being between the ages of 21 and 39
  • Cannot have any mental health issues
  • Have had at least one healthy pregnancy
  • Must be parenting at least one child
  • Have a stable house life and support system

Most importantly, we look for surrogate mothers with large hearts who are driven to help someone grow their family. The surrogate mother is looking for a fulfilling and connective experience. By working with our agency, we can help intended parents and surrogate mothers reach their common goal of growing a family.

 What are the Medical aspects of Surrogacy?

The surrogacy journey can seem overwhelming at first, but your journey can go smoothly with an organized Colorado surrogacy agency. The medical process is a step that can ensure your safety and well-being. As an intended parent or a surrogate, we want to make sure you are protected and prepared. Now that you know more about the medical requirements for surrogacy, are you ready to take the next steps? How can you best prepare for the journey ahead of you?

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.

How Many Weeks on Average is a Woman Pregnant Before Choosing Adoption in Colorado?

How Many Weeks on Average is a Woman Pregnant Before Choosing Adoption in Colorado?

Adoption is a process when a person goes through legal steps of taking a birth mother’s baby and raising that child as their own. The baby is then legally considered the child of the adoptive parents after the Colorado adoption process is complete though there is no biological relation. Choosing adoption in Colorado for your unborn child is a tough decision that over 150,000 mothers or parents make a year. Before choosing adoption, many mothers face dilemmas trying to weigh the options they can take after becoming pregnant, but it was unintended. Most options revolve around mothers raising the child as their own and overcoming possible issues such as finances, time, age, or more. Another option is abortion which is a harder alternate choice than adoption for many mothers. Adoption in some cases is considered the last result for mothers after weighing such different possibilities.

Due to mothers or parents considering putting a child up for adoption for a certain amount of time, a frequent question is: How many weeks on average is a woman pregnant before choosing adoption? Adoption Choices of Colorado says the answer is, there is not an average set time for women to choose adoption for their unborn child. Due to women taking different precautions and having a tough time choosing such a decision, many women are often late into their pregnancy before signing up for adoption, sometimes well over 30 weeks. Though that is the case waiting late into the pregnancy or early on can be a difficult process that can last for months. 

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

Just found out I am pregnant. How can I put my baby up for adoption early on in Colorado? 

The first step after a mother finds out she is pregnant is to make sure you are comfortable with the decision of adoption after a certain amount of time. Know the basics of adoption options in Denver CO and the different types that are available to mothers putting their child up for adoption. Those being:

  • Closed Adoption: A type of adoption where there is no contact between the birth mother and adoptive parents. This means the child that is adopted has no relationship with its birth mom until they are legally able to make the decision to meet her. Also, the mother shall not choose the family that adopts the child and has no information or knowledge of the family. The court system maintains information about the birth parents, and the adoptive parents or children know nothing about them. The only information that is given to the adoptive parents is the biological parents’ medical history. 

 

  • Open Adoption: The opposite of closed adoption is when both the biological mother and adoptive parent’s information is shared. The birth mother chooses between a variety of different parents to potentially adopt her baby. After meeting different sets of parents, the mother chooses the family she feels fit to raise her baby. There is communication between both parties and during the pregnancy and after the birth of the baby. During such a type of adoption, there are different options available. Sometimes adoptive parents are allowed to participate in the birth of a baby. Also, communication comes in different forms for each family, such as calls, texts, emails, or pictures. In certain cases, the birth mother becomes part of the adoptive family acknowledging who she is to their child as he or she grows up. 

 

  • Semi-Open Adoption: Between both open and closed adoption, like open adoption, the mother has the choice to choose the family she would like to adopt her baby. However, there is a limited amount of information available about the adoptive parents, such as their last name and address. While pregnant, there is a chance that the adoptive parents and the mother will or will not have contact based upon the birth mother’s choice. Once the child is born, contact between the adoptive parents and the birth mother is terminated much like closed adoption.  

 

Research adoption agencies within Colorado and start the process of adoption while choosing the type of Colorado adoption plan you would like to implement when coming to terms early in your pregnancy. Making a decision about adoption early on in the pregnancy is no issue, and birth mothers have ample time to choose what adoption they prefer and speed the pregnant adoption process up. Also, in Colorado, in order to put a baby up for adoption, a father must give his consent as well, so making sure the father is present is vital. 

Can I put my baby up for adoption after he or she is born in Colorado?

Yes, a birth mother can definitely consider and put their child up for adoption after birth. 

A birth mother putting her child up for adoption after he or she is born is a completely different process from when babies are put up for adoption while still in the birth mother’s womb. Which is a process that mothers should examine and understand prior to choosing adoption.  

Information needed to know is when a birth mother decides to put her child up for adoption, the mother has to wait 30 days after birth. To add on, counseling classes need to be taken, consent forms that need to be signed, and the baby’s birth certificate has to be provided. Based on Colorado’s state adoption laws, the biological father needs to give his consent to the child’s adoption along with the birth mother’s consent as well, even after the child’s birth. The process doesn’t have a time stamp due to multiple steps being taken place. Even after signing consent forms, birth mothers can still contemplate giving their child up for adoption. 

Putting My Child Up for Adoption in CO

An adoption takes months as a process, with legal precautions taking place involving the court system and lawyers. Waiting is understandable for birth mothers due to such a difficult decision regarding the private adoption services and the plethora of steps needing to be taken. Considering that in the state of Colorado, it is allowed to wait to put your child up for adoption. As we say at Adoption Choices of Colorado, birth mothers should never consider waiting to place their unborn child up for adoption as a flaw. Though consideration has to be taken into place about waiting due to the process, and waiting late in the pregnancy can make the process have to speed up quickly. That can cause stress to the birth mother or more. 

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.

ImaniMeet the Author: Imani Agbionu is a recent graduate from George Mason University, earning her Bachelor of Science in Marketing. With a history in writing for her former university’s online publication, Her Campus, she aspires to become a successful journalist who can provide for herself and her family. She is from Washington, DC, where she has lived her whole life, but one day wants to move to experience and call another state home. Her mother is from Washington, DC, and her father is from Nigeria, part of the Igbo tribe. As an introvert, she loves streaming platforms, with her favorites being HBO Max, Netflix, and Disney+. Unfortunately, she can’t pick one due to all playing a vital role in her life on a daily basis. She enjoys reading, with her favorite book being The Shining by Stephen King, which she sees as unusual since she is a fearful person that avoids horror at all costs. Listening to music is a vital mechanism that helps her stay calm and deal with her anxiety at times.
As an inspiring Journalist, she likes to write about a plethora of topics that some may look at as controversial, but she believes in staying true to herself. She doesn’t mind having conversations with people as long as opinions are being respected.

How Is A Surrogacy Pregnancy Different Than A Personal Pregnancy?

How Is A Surrogacy Pregnancy Different Than A Personal Pregnancy?

If you want to become a surrogate, you’re probably wondering if the pregnancy will be different than what you’ve previously experienced. In many ways, surrogacy pregnancies are similar to personal pregnancies. After all, it’s still a pregnancy. You’ll still have doctor visits, morning sickness, a growing baby inside you, and strangers wanting to touch your stomach. Your surrogacy pregnancy should be relatively similar to previous pregnancies you’ve experienced. However, outside of the pregnancy experience itself, there are quite a few differences. 

If you’re considering becoming a surrogate in Colorado, this is a great place to start. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado is here to help you navigate the surrogacy process and put you at ease throughout the entire journey. Being completely new to surrogacy can be scary and confusing, but we’re here for you. Our compassionate experts are always available to answer any questions and calm all of your concerns.

So you’ve already experienced personal pregnancy, what are the real differences between that and a surrogacy pregnancy? 

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 Will the Surrogacy Process Look Like For Me as a Surrogate?

  • The Pre-Pregnancy Process

In your previous pregnancy or pregnancies, you may not have carefully planned out getting pregnant. The pre-pregnancy process is extremely important in surrogacy pregnancy and lays the foundation work for the surrogacy journey. Aside from the pre-screenings, qualifying, background checks, etc., you have to make sure you’re ready to complete the surrogacy journey. Surrogacy is not a quick thing and requires a real commitment. You will also need to be comfortable communicating and being open with the intended parents. After all, surrogacy is altruistic in a lot of ways. You are becoming a surrogate to help a couple start or grow their family. Understand and be comfortable with your reasons for becoming a surrogate before diving in. 

  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Probably the biggest difference in personal and surrogate pregnancy is the use of IVF. The IVF process starts well in advance with medications, injections, and doctor’s appointments prior to the embryo transfer.

You Won’t Be Related to the Baby You’re Carrying

Fertilization happens with eggs that do not belong to the surrogate, so the surrogate mother has no genetic connection to the baby. Many families will use eggs and sperm of their own to be implanted in the surrogate, but sperm or egg donors are also used. It’s almost unheard of for surrogates to use their own eggs since having shared genes can complicate things immensely between the surrogate and intended parents. Even though the surrogate isn’t related to the baby, this doesn’t seem to affect the surrogate. If you’re concerned that this might be uncomfortable for you, talk with your surrogate agency or previous surrogates for some insight. 

You’re Pregnancy is for Someone Else

Unlike previous pregnancies, this one is intended for someone else, and you won’t be bringing the baby home. You’ve given so much time and effort to bring the joy of a little life to an intended family. Surrogacy is one of the most selfless acts and takes a lot of internal strength to make that decision. The intended family brings you the ingredients, you put everything together, bake it, and return the combined elements as a perfect little bun. 

The Mental Differences and Your Emotional Experience throughout the Surrogacy Process

As you might assume, the emotional experience of being a surrogate mother is completely different from preparing to give birth to your own child. Since after you give birth, there’s no wheeling out of the hospital with a baby in your arms. There’s no decorating a nursery, sleepless nights, or breastfeeding. Your postpartum time will be spent healing and moving forward. In many ways, surrogacy pregnancies are easier to heal mentally from than something like adoption. Since you’re acting as the growth vessel for the intended family’s baby, you might find it easy to disconnect yourself. Many surrogates say the mental healing process after giving birth isn’t as bad as they thought. Compared to the hormone-driven roller coaster of emotions you’ll experience during pregnancy, postpartum may seem like a cakewalk. 

That doesn’t mean you won’t experience a lot of sadness or conflicting emotions. This is why it’s critical to take advantage of the postpartum counseling your Colorado surrogacy agency provides. 

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work in Surrogacy

It takes a village of experts to make surrogacy happen. Alongside your own support system and surrogacy agency, there’s also IVF specialists, reproductive endocrinologist, and a whole team of other experts making the surrogacy process run smoothly. You’ll encounter a lot of people you probably didn’t have for your personal pregnancy and may recruit some you didn’t use before. Many surrogates and intended families find that having a doula makes surrogacy even smoother and enjoyable for everyone, especially if it’s your first surrogacy experience. Be open to all the help that’s being offered to you. 

Are You Ready for Surrogacy?

Surrogacy can be a long and challenging journey, which is why it’s not for everyone. When you become a surrogate, you’ll understand why the surrogacy process is the way it is and why a previous personal pregnancy is necessary. Surrogates are truly special and can be hard to come by. Since the qualifications can be strict and the process is lengthy, not many join the elite group that has successfully been through the surrogacy process. It’s true, surrogacy is quite different from personal pregnancy, but it can be arguably more fulfilling. 

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.

Meet the AuthorMichelle Brugioni is a practiced, well-versed college-educated writer and avid coffee drinker. She has ten years of experience as a freelance writer and has written for an alarmingly wide range of clients and publications. She has written on topics like: life science, biopharmaceutical company acquisitions, dealing with anxiety, and creative drinking games. 

As a fearless writer and masterful researcher, each time Michelle is approached with the question, “Can you write this?” she responds confidently with, “When do you need it?”

Is it Ever Too Late to Choose Adoption in CO?

Is it Ever Too Late to Choose Adoption in CO?

Not with our adoption agency, it isn’t. As a licensed Colorado adoption agency, we know and understand that an unplanned and unexpected pregnancy can happen at any point in your life, whether you’re experiencing a teen pregnancy, a pregnancy in your late 40’s, or any age in between. Adoption will always be an option available to you. At Adoption Choices of Colorado, we are experienced with assisting birth mothers of all ages. And we are just as experienced assisting birth moms at any point during or after their pregnancy. Such as a newborn adoption placement. If you were wondering whether it’s too late to choose adoption in CO after your baby is born. The answer is “no.” If you’ve already given birth, you can still consider private adoption services with our adoption agency. In fact, many birth moms consider adoption as an option after giving birth. Surely, you will be able to find an option that is best suited for you and your baby.

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 There an Age Limit for Placing a Baby for Adoption in CO?

One thing you might be wondering is whether there is such a thing as being “too old” or “too young” when placing a baby for adoption? The answer to this is “no.” Suppose babies can come along at any age. Then, adoption should be available to you at any age as well.

Whether you are currently in your teenage years. Or whether you are in your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, or even older. There is no cut-off age for adoption. Adoption Choices of Colorado helps birth mothers who are considering adoption for their child. To us, age is just a number. 

Above all, what is most important is to find a loving home for your child and to help you throughout your adoption journey. 

Can I Place My Baby for Adoption Even After it’s Born with Private Adoption Services?

Yes, you can! Whether you decide to place your baby for adoption as soon as you find out that you’re pregnant. Or, you choose adoption in CO after it’s born. Either way, our Colorado adoption agency will be able to assist you throughout your adoption journey.

You may have initially thought that you will go through your pregnancy and raise your baby. But now that your baby is here, you might have realized this is not for you. And that’s okay. A lot of moms may not realize that motherhood is not meant for them until they have a baby. You may have even figured this out during your pregnancy. Carrying your baby for nine months or so is no easy feat. But, instead of feeling stuck, know that you have adoption options

At Adoption Choices of Colorado, your adoption options in Denver, Colorado Springs, or Northern Colorado include developing an adoption plan that you will be in control of. Picking and meeting an adoptive family for your baby based on your requirements. Getting to choose what type of adoption you would like, such as open or semi-open adoption. And many more facilities available to our birth moms. 

From our experience, we are well aware that your priority is your baby. And our priority is you, the birth mother! Through an adoption plan with our agency, you will be able to secure your baby’s future by placing your baby up for adoption. With our private adoption services, surely you will be able to find a loving and caring adoptive family for your baby. 

Pregnant Adoption Process at Our Colorado Adoption Agency

If you find yourself unexpectedly pregnant, you might be considering adoption. You don’t have to wait until your baby is born to start your adoption journey. Keep in mind that you have adoption options while you are pregnant as well. As a Colorado adoption agency, we have licensed professionals with ample experience assisting expecting birth mothers.   

If you are pregnant and thinking about adoption, your adoption is made easier with our adoption agency. You can conveniently create an adoption plan and tailor it to your requirements. Our understanding adoption specialists will work with you every step of the way in the Colorado adoption process

Suppose this is an unplanned pregnancy and is taking a toll on your mental or physical health. Or, you already have children and do not wish to raise them anymore. And you don’t want to terminate your pregnancy. Adoption is a great way to provide your baby with a loving adoptive family and a stable future.

Choosing Adoption in CO, How Your Adoption Process is Made Easier with Adoption Choices of Colorado

Regardless of what reason leads you to wonder if it’s too late to consider adoption. You should know that adoption is always an option for you. At Adoption Choices of Colorado, you will be able to create an adoption plan that best fits your needs. 

Because you stay in control of your adoption plan, you will be able to decide on a future that is best suited for your baby. It doesn’t matter how old you are. Nor does it matter if you’ve already given birth to your baby. Either way, you will be able to place your baby up for adoption with a loving family. 

It’s normal to think about the adoption process and get a little nervous. But, think of it this way. Not only are you on your way to brighten your baby’s life. You are also about to change the lives of your baby’s adoptive parents as well! They will always be appreciative of what you have done for them. You will be completing their family through the gift of placing your baby up for adoption. 

While this process can seem a bit daunting, it is also very exciting. This is a new beginning for you, your baby, and the adoptive parents. But, most importantly for you! If you are interested in private adoption services, you can contact us right away. Let’s get started on your beautiful adoption journey today! 

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.

Ifrah MohammedMeet the author: Ifrah Mohammed. Pursuing a Communications-Journalism Bachelor’s degree at Siena College, she is an aspiring content writer. A hard-working daughter of immigrant parents, she was born and raised in Queens, NY, and has resided in Fort Worth, TX. Her passions include writing and traveling. Moving around has allowed her to gain valuable perspective. When she is not writing or traveling, she is baking or reading. She currently resides in
Schenectady, NY, a town 30 minutes away from Albany.

 

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