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.

2022 Training Dates Available

  • January 8th and 9th, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • February 12th and 13th, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • March 12th and 13th, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • April 9th and 10th, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • May 14th and 15th, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • June 11th and 12th, 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.

2022 Training Dates Available

  • January 8th and 9th, 9:00am – 5:00pm

  • February 12th and 13th, 9:00am – 5:00pm

  • March 12th and 13th, 9:00am – 5:00pm

  • April 9th and 10th, 9:00am – 5:00pm

  • May 14th and 15th, 9:00am – 5:00pm

  • June 11th and 12th, 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.

What Are Your Adoption Choices in Colorado?

What Are Your Adoption Choices in Colorado?

Many birth mothers are unable to take care of their children due to multiple reasons. We support birth mothers who are thinking of giving their children up for adoption. There are different things to consider when thinking about a Colorado adoption. Here at Adoption Choices Colorado, we are here to help with the process and show birthmothers the options available for them.

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

Different Adoption Plans

The first thing that is necessary to consider is the adoption plan you want to choose for your child. There are multiple adoption options. The three most common plans are open, closed, and semi-open. An open adoption plan is when the contact information of the birth mother is shared with her child and the adoptive family. In this type of adoption, the child will be able to contact their mother. Mothers who choose this adoption plan wish to be present in their child’s life and want to be able to contact them.

Some mothers may choose to eliminate contact with their children, which is also totally okay! In a closed adoption plan, none of the mother’s contact information is shared with the child. This means that there won’t be any contact between the mother and the child. 

The third and final adoption plan we can consider is a semi-open one. In this adoption plan, you will still be able to contact your child without revealing any private information. This means that you will have full control over the number of times you want to contact your child because they won’t have any of your contact information.

How do I choose the right adoption plan?

Choosing the perfect adoption plan is not only crucial for the birth mother but is also important for your child. There are myriads of factors to consider when thinking about the right adoption plan. 

  1. The amount of contact you wish to have with your child
  2. The adoptive family you choose and whether they want you to contact your child
  3. What’s best for your child

Additionally, here at Adoption Choices Colorado, we will provide you with our insight. Moreover, you will be able to talk to our counselors, and they will help you choose the right adoption plan for your family.

Can I choose a different adoption plan during my pregnancy?

We understand that this is a very difficult decision to reach. This is why it’s perfectly okay for you to change the adoption plan as many times as you want during your pregnancy. As long as you haven’t signed any legal documents, you will have full freedom to choose a different adoption plan if you change your mind.

Adoption in Colorado

We understand that you might be more comfortable with finding an adoption agency near you. We have several branches in Colorado, and we guarantee support to all birth mothers. We are a non-profit organization, meaning that this process will be of no financial cost for the birth mothers. One of the several branches includes Adoption Choices of Denver. 

You will find more information online, and we’ll be able to start with the process once you contact us. We care about all birth mothers and do everything we can to make sure that the process is being taken care of and easy for you.

When do I need to decide on the adoption plan?

You have your whole pregnancy to decide on which adoption plan is best for you. You can also come to this decision after deciding on the adoptive family so that you can come to an agreement with them on which adoption plan works for everyone. 

Going through an adoption process may be stressful and mentally draining, which is why at Adoption choices Colorado, we provide the fundamental mental and financial support you need.

Are there any post-placement services after my adoption choices in Colorado?

If you are still feeling stressed or drained after giving up your baby for adoption, that is totally normal. We provide post-placement support groups for mothers, so you’ll be able to meet birth mothers who are going through the same thing.  At Adoption Choices Colorado, we are here for you, and you’re our number 1 priority.

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 Do I Tell My Family I Want To Become a Surrogate?

How Do I Tell My Family I Want To Become a Surrogate?

Choosing to become a surrogate mother is a very big decision to make and is definitely not something to be taken lightly. One of the most important steps to consider when taking on this responsibility is helping your family to be comfortable with the decision. They may have questions, may get agitated or upset, or may just be all around confused. If you fear this may be the case for you, Adoption & Surrogacy Choices of Colorado is here to help provide you with any information you may need about this crucial part of the Colorado surrogacy process.

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 My Family Want To Know About Colorado Surrogacy?

It is very likely that if you have decided to inform your family that you are going through the Colorado surrogacy process, they will have questions. They may ask you how surrogacy works, what the best surrogate agencies in Colorado are, and if you are using them properly if they can pay a woman to have their baby, or even if they can become a surrogate. This may all be overwhelming for you, especially considering you are already going through a turbulent enough time without their nagging. It is important to take it slow and talk through all of their questions to make sure that everyone is on the same page about everything. If there is any confusion remaining after everyone has come to an agreement on things, Adoption & Surrogacy Choices of Colorado is a good resource to look into to answer any questions you may have.

Listen Carefully, Be Open, and Talk It All Out

It is important to remember that your family is always there for you and will be by your side to support you. Keep that in mind when discussing the Colorado surrogacy process with them. They just want what is best for you, and any reactions and emotions they may have will be out of love and care for you. Therefore, it is important to truly listen to any concerns they may have and talk together openly to work through any problems. Disputes can be solved reasonably by expressing your own feelings and, in turn, genuinely listening to each other’s words. It is important to keep your family in the loop on your feelings and emotions throughout the entire surrogacy process, so it is certainly advisable to talk to them before pursuing any action and keep them informed as the process of being a surrogate goes on.

Reaffirm Your Feelings With Logic and Facts

It is important to balance your emotional motivations with statistical and logical reasoning as well. It is important to work through feelings of insecurity, confusion, or depression by logically going over the surrogacy process. If a partner is worried over the notion of carrying someone else’s baby, reassure them that this is not the case and you are both doing your part to help another couple or family in need. Remind each other that this is being done for selfless reasons and you are assisting others. If you find yourself having to explain the situation to your children, explain it to them gently in a way that is easy for them to understand. Simply explain that you are helping another mommy or daddy and that what you are doing will not in any way change how you feel about them.

Getting My Family Adjusted to Me Being a Surrogate

If you are still unsure whether you will be able to reassure your family and quell their concerns about you being a surrogate, head over to Adoption & Surrogacy Choices of Colorado to get help and more insight on how you can have these conversations. Hopefully, you are feeling more confident about the Colorado surrogacy process and all the complexities of sharing this special moment with your friends, family, and loved ones.

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.

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.

Birth Mother Adoption Bill of Rights for a Colorado Adoption

Birth Mother Adoption Bill of Rights for a Colorado Adoption

The decision to pursue Colorado adoption is life-changing, and it is a choice that is not easy to make. However, choosing adoption, whether you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy or not, can be rewarding, especially if you understand the type of future you want. Adoption is a choice you should make solely based on your own judgment because the choice you make will determine the future you will live. As daunting as it sounds, you don’t have to make these decisions alone. In fact, you should make these decisions about your future with as much information as you can get.

At Adoption Choices of Colorado, we understand how difficult it can be to decide to put your child up for adoption and navigate the nuances of the adoption process. We also understand how complicated the process of adoption can be. As such, our staff is willing to help you understand each step of the process so that you can make the best, informed decisions about your future and the future of 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.

Colorado Adoption

The process of adoption first begins with you making the decision. You may be wondering, how do you know adoption is right for you? Adoption, first and foremost, is a choice made out of love. Thus, if you are in a situation where you know you cannot take care of your child, whether it be because of your financial situation or because you’re not ready to become a mother, that is a good indicator that adoption may be right for you. 

After making the decision, you should get into contact with Adoption Choices of Colorado, who will be able to answer any questions and hesitations you may have about adoption. Once you get into contact, a birth parent counselor will work closely with you to help you create an adoption plan and a hospital/birth plan. Creating an adoption plan will help you map out exactly what you want. 

Once you have figured out the details of your future, you can begin looking at family profiles for your baby. This is one of the most important steps of the process because this is where you will shape the future of your baby and their prospective family. Before you make any final decisions, you should consider whether or not you want your child to have siblings or if you want your baby. These are just some of the nuances you should consider when looking at a family profile. While considering these details, you can rest assured that all the families have completed a home study and many background checks. 

Once you have made a choice, you will have an opportunity to get to know the family, and you can get in contact with the family through phone calls, video chats, and even face-to-face meetings. Getting familiar with the family that will raise your child can be extremely healthy and beneficial not only for your child but for you as well. 

Understanding Your Rights as a Birth Mother

You have finalized an adoption plan and have chosen a family for your child. The last part of the process is to wait for your delivery date. Once you have delivered your baby, you have to wait between 48-72 hours until you can sign the adoption paperwork. Once you have signed the paperwork, you will have officially relinquished your rights as a legal parent. What this means is that you will no longer be able to make decisions about your child. You will not be able to make decisions about their education or their health care. While this may be a disconcerting thought initially, understand that the family you have chosen will love your child and take care of them to the best of their ability. 

Furthermore, when you voluntarily relinquish your parental rights, you may be the only parent to do so if the father signs a statement that denies his paternity. As a result of this, the adoption process may happen faster because less paperwork is needed. If the father is involved, consent from both parents must be established before the adoption process. Consent to adoption can only be revoked within 90 days if the parent can show that consent was given under duress or fraud. 

Adoption Paperwork

While your birth parent counselor will largely guide the process of adoption, it is still beneficial for you to understand as much of the process as possible. One of the key components of the adoption is the paperwork, but it can be complicated. Some of the documents needed for adoption are your medical history forms, planning documents, and consent forms. 

It may seem overwhelming, but your birth parent counselor will help you get all the necessary documents so that your Colorado adoption will be as smooth as possible. What you should keep in mind is that every adoption process is different, so the paperwork you need may vary. It’s also important to understand that you are honest with your birth parent counselor, especially if you are unsure about certain paperwork. Your birth parent counselor will be understanding and will work to ensure that you understand all of your options during the adoption process. 

Reaching Out to an Adoption Agency Near You

Understanding all the nuances in the legal paperwork and general paperwork needed for adoption can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. With a good support system and a birth parent counselor who can guide you, you can take a lot of weight off of your shoulders. At Adoption Choices of Colorado, our staff is more than willing to help 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.

Victoria CMeet the author: Victoria is a sophomore at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and she is currently a Literature, Media, and Communications major. She currently runs her own blog, where she shares her poetry and creative writing projects. When she is not working or studying for school, she is often reading or writing, as she seeks to pursue a career in writing.

The Facts About Becoming a Surrogate Mother in Colorado

The Facts About Becoming a Surrogate Mother in Colorado

The surrogacy process is a beautiful and unique way to begin a family. There are so many parts that come together to help form a beautiful family in the end. However, because gestational surrogacy is a very detailed process, there are many details people tend to get confused about. If this is you, then you have come to the right place! Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado has put together information to help clear up some surrogacy misconceptions. Let’s start separating fact from fiction. 

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.

  1. Fiction: The gestational surrogate is related to the child

That statement is fiction. In the gestational surrogacy process, the surrogate is not related to the child. The way gestational surrogacy works is that the gestational carrier does not provide the egg that is to be fertilized. This means there is no possible way for the gestational surrogate to be biologically related to the child. This detail in the surrogacy process is put in place for many reasons. Ensuring that the circuit is not biologically related to the child being born creates clear and distinct roles for the parties involved in the surrogacy process. The surrogate is the gestational carrier whose main role is to successfully complete the pregnancy. The intended parents have the role to provide the fertilized egg. Creating these clear rules ensures that there are no misunderstandings after a child is born. 

  1. Fact: Not just any woman can become a surrogate

This statement is true. Not every woman will be eligible to be a surrogate. There are requirements that a woman must meet to successfully be selected as a potential surrogate. The criteria may range from personal to health requirements. Some examples of requirements that women must meet to become a surrogate mother include, but are not limited to:

  • Must be between the ages of 21 and 39
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must pass a background check
  • Must be healthy and free of any sexually transmitted diseases
  • Must have completed one pregnancy successfully without any complications
  • Cannot have hand postpartum depression after a previous pregnancy
  • Must be actively parenting at least one child

 These are just some of the requirements that must be met to become a gestational carrier. If you have questions on what other requirements are needed, reach out to Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado. They want more information on who can and cannot become a surrogate. 

  1. Fiction: The gestational carrier may decide to keep the baby

This statement is not true. This is a common misconception associated with surrogacy. Many intended parents also have this concern when considering surrogacy. The arrangement between a gestational carrier and intended parents acknowledges that the carrier will not be able to keep the baby after birth. There are also legal measures taken to ensure that the expectant parents are given the parental rights of the child after birth. One of these measures is called a birth order that is a legal document recognized by the court that protects the rights of the intended parents. To learn more about birth orders, contact Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado. 

  1. Fact: Gestational surrogacy is an effective method to starting a family

This statement is definitely true. There have been countless success stories of how gestational surrogacy has helped form families. Successful families have been formed to surrogacy for single parents, parents who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community, and for parents who may not be able to have a child naturally. Gestational surrogacy is very common and has proven time and time again to be successful. Over 90% of the time gestational surrogacy will result in a healthy baby and a happy family. 

Still, Have Questions About Surrogacy?

Just stational surgery is a very detailed process with many intricacies. You may still have questions about what may be a fact or fiction concerning gestational surrogacy. If you still have questions that you want to be answered, don’t hesitate to reach out to Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado. Our expert staff is knowledgeable about the subject and ready to help answer any questions you may have. We want you to go into your surrogacy experience with confidence.

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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History of Adoption and Statistics 

History of Adoption and Statistics 

Thinking about giving up your baby for adoption is terrifying. This fear leaves you thinking that adoption isn’t normal. You’re saying to yourself, “What will my friends and family think of me if I give up my baby for adoption? What will my baby think in the future?” You are flooded with many confusing emotions.We are here to put your mind at ease and tell you a comforting fact: adoption has been around since the beginning of humanity. As far back as we can remember, mothers have been giving their children to better suitors for parenting. People have been taking in orphaned children before we had unique words, agencies, and laws around adoption. You are certainly not the first woman to consider adoption, and as long as there are pregnancies, there will be millions of women after you who will choose adoption. At Adoption Choices of Colorado, we want you to know there is a long history of adoption and help put your mind at ease. Let us ensure the best interests of you and your baby and build your personal adoption plan. 

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

Pregnant Adoption Help

You can’t believe that you are pregnant. This couldn’t have happened at a worse time. You certainly did not have this in your plans, and now you are looking for help. We are here to help you make the best possible decision for you and your baby. An adoption is an option. Whether you are still pregnant or have just given birth, we will connect you with our helpful representatives who are committed to creating the best plan possible if you are thinking of giving up your child for adoption. We can help you:

  • Find the adoptive parents for your child that meet your standards
  • Create an adoption and birth plan
  • Find affordable healthcare 
  • Get access to a safe, clean shelter
  • Receive phone service
  • Find financial assistance 

Finding local adoption agencies and choices is easier than ever before. A lot of your concerns around adoption could be stemming from the common knowledge we have of how child welfare laws in our nation’s past were not highly monitored. In The US, the first known adoption took place in the 1800s, followed by a long history of orphan trains that would pick up children in the east and drive them to new expecting parents in the west and south. Local churches and adoption agencies took in children all of the time, and this was the precursor for the adoption services and child welfare laws that we have today. Today we have systems, laws, and safety in place from decades of child welfare court rulings and civil rights advocacy for children. Because of advocacy and improved quality of life, by the 1970s, adoption became common amongst everyday Americans looking to expand their families and is more common than you think.

Further back to American-based adoption, in the first century A.D. Europe, it was common knowledge and commonplace for widows to adopt baby boys from birth mothers to have an heir to family wealth and continue the family name. In ancient Egypt, it too was common for wives to adopt orphaned children and babies. They would rename them and teach them family customs. 

Adoption has always been commonplace. As a matter of fact, birth mothers seeking public or private adoption services is so normal that all of your favorite superheroes, ancient philosophers, and religious story prophets were either infant adoptees or adopted child orphans. Every few minutes, a baby is born. And for every baby that is born, another one is conceived. This is a guarantee that someone somewhere is having the same thoughts as you, like, “ Am I pregnant?” or “ Will there be any good people willing to adopt my child?” Don’t panic. Breathe in out slowly. Allow your body to find relax and calm. Things can and will get easier. We will help make it so. 

Giving Up Your Baby for Adoption

You may see several statistics on the over 100,000 children being adopted in the US every year. But half of these children come from foster care, several come from overseas, and the remainder are adopted within families. The rarest yet most sought-after adoption is private infant adoption, even in Colorado adoption statistics. There are many hopeful adoptive parents who desire nothing more than to adopt a baby, but most children who become eligible for adoption get into foster care as a result of their birth parents is deemed unfit by the courts and taken into custody by the state several years into their lives. Many, if not all of these children would have never had to deal with foster care had their parents had access to services like our adoption agency in Colorado. We would’ve given their birth mother an adoption plan to avoid the child’s pain of foster care and displacement in the future. You can easily see that many children in foster care came from families where the birth mother simply could not find unplanned pregnancy options, and that is why we have created this organization. We can reduce that crisis, one child at a time. 

Private Adoption Agency

Pregnancy has happened, but it does not have to decide your future. You can still be in control of your own destiny. There are choices out there for you if you are choosing not to abort. You don’t have to remain a parent. You’re not obligated to give up on the life and goals you imagined for yourself. Adoption is an option. Many have chosen adoption before you. There is nothing wrong with giving your baby a more promising future and a family that is looking forward to parenting right now. Whether you are facing teen pregnancy or you are middle-aged, you deserve options. So, give yourself the freedom of choice. You deserve to be happy. Contact us here at our adoption agency in Colorado 24/7, and one of our dedicated staff will be eager to assist you in getting started on your adoption journey. Let us help you begin to put the pieces of your life back together again. You deserve 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.

JaQueenMeet the Author: JaQueen loves learning because it helps her educate and give people choices. She is the youngest girl in a family of 8 adopted siblings who found a loving forever home. Like most marketers, she wears many hats: Certified Project Management Professional, Jr. Web Developer, SEO certified, Grant Proposal Writer, Consultant, Wellness Influencer, Content Creator, and Motivational Speaker with a Bachelor’s in Communication Arts. She created a wellness blog to motivate, write, and inspire in her spare time to teach about mental health, plant-based vegan nutrition, and fitness to help others find peace on their healing journey. Her hobbies include natural bodybuilding, mindfulness, trailblazing through nature, and creating content that resonates with people. She aspires to be a lifelong professional writer and speaker who saves lives through the power of knowledge. She states, “I think that when you find your way out of the darkness it becomes your responsibility to bring others to the light. So, I focus on healing. The rest will align.”

Adoption 101: What is the Adoption Process in Colorado?

Adoption 101: What is the Adoption Process in Colorado?

Adoption is the legal process in which the child is raised by a family other than birth parents. Adoption is a great way that can benefit everyone involved. It ensures that the child has a safe and loving environment growing up without putting emotional and financial stress on the mother. 

Adoption Choices Colorado makes this process easy and guides birth mothers through every step of the way. We provide information on the adoption process along with emotional and financial support. We support birth mothers and take into consideration how hard and stressful this process can 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.

How Do I Begin With the Adoption Process?

After a long thought process, you may have decided that putting your child up for adoption is the best choice for you and your baby. You may be overwhelmed and stressed thinking about the process and don’t know where to start. At Adoption Choices Colorado, we make this process easy for you and tell you exactly how you can begin the process. All you have to do is contact us so we can begin with the process. 

We ensure that everything is easy for you and is completed in a few simple steps. We will also help you with choosing an adoption plan that suits your financial needs. 

When Should I Decide to Put My Child Up For Adoption?

We are aware that giving up your baby for adoption is a really hard decision that takes time. Usually, birth mothers decide what they want to do during pregnancy and choose the appropriate birth family. It’s easier to decide before the baby is born in order to have time with the process. This process may also differ depending on the legal process and whether the birth parents are already involved in the process. 

Are There Different Adoption Plans?

Are you worried about making the wrong choice when it comes to adoption plans? Thankfully we’re here to guide you through every step of the way and explain the different adoption plans you can choose. You might be thinking that once you give up your baby for adoption that you’ll never hear from them. That’s not the case, especially if you don’t want it to be. You can choose to have an open adoption which involves you staying in contact with your child.

What Are the Steps I Need to Take After Giving Birth?

If you’re worried about the stress you may be feeling, then you’ve come to the right place. We provide post-placement support where you will talk to other birth mothers who have been through the same thing. We understand the stress birth mothers may be going through and want to provide as much emotional support as we can.

What If I Regret My Decision To Place My Child For Adoption?

There may be numerous reasons why birth mothers can feel like they made the wrong decision, especially after giving birth. This makes a lot of sense and is something we see often. We provide support groups where you can talk about this to our guidance counselors and other birth mothers so you can get through. However, in the initial process, when taking steps toward adoption, we make sure that the birth mother is 100% comfortable with her decision and is sure that it’s what she wants. Therefore, we do everything we can to make sure the birth mother is coming to the right decision and doing what’s best for her and her baby.

 The Colorado Adoption Process

If you’re looking for adoption agencies in Colorado, then you’ve come to the right places. Adoption choices Colorado is one of the most successful adoption agencies here. We will aid with the adoption process and provide a range of different adoption services to birth mothers. We will also solve any problems you are facing and can help with the legal process, and advise you on who to consult with in order to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Our adoption agencies are located in several areas around Colorado, which means you can pick whichever area is the most convenient to you, and we’d be happy to assist 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.

Surrogacy and the Chance for Multiples  

Surrogacy and the Chance for Multiples  

The Colorado Surrogacy process is a bit complicated, and there are several aspects that people may not understand. One of those aspects is the idea of multiples. In the case of surrogacy and becoming a surrogate mother, multiples refers to multiple embryos in the surrogate mother. In gestational surrogacy, often multiple embryos are implanted in a surrogate via in vitro fertilization. The reason behind using multiple embryos during each round of in vitro fertilization would be to increase the likelihood of success; however, this introduces the risk of having a multiple pregnancy — meaning twins or even triplets. Although with modern technology, this is less likely, it is still something that could happen. The surrogacy process is tricky, and if you have any related questions, Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado is a good place to start. Here you can learn more about surrogacy and the chance for multiples.

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

 What Are The Odds of Me Having Multiples?  

As in vitro fertilization has become more popular over the past years, the technology and resources behind it have also become more advanced. While multiple births are possible anytime more than one embryo is implanted into a uterus — which is very commonplace in most surrogacy situations, implanting multiple embryos doesn’t necessarily guarantee multiple births. It does certainly make it more likely, though.

Another thing to note is that almost all multiples that occur during Colorado surrogacy are fraternal, meaning that each individual fetus grows from its own unique embryo. Back before, in vitro fertilization was as common as it is today, and the technology was not as advanced. Multiples were much more likely.

Today, multiple births are not guaranteed, and there is much more refinement and precision in the techniques and procedures involved. These days, multiple embryos are always offered, but it is only done if both the permanent parents and surrogate mother agree upon it. This is determined early on in the process, so it will not be a shock at all. Therefore, unless you or the mother really want to have multiple births, the likelihood is low.  

Should I Go For Multiples?  

If multiples are something that you may be interested in, there are definitely things to consider first. Something that you should definitely be aware of if you are thinking of becoming a Colorado surrogate mother, one of the most common risks of carrying twins or triplets is premature birth. When premature birth happens, babies may be required to stay in a neonatal or newborn intensive care unit, also known as a NICU. When this happens, it is very costly for parents, both financially and personally, and emotionally. Another financial consideration to keep in mind is the increased cost of having twins or triplets. According to healthcare experts, an estimated increase in medical costs for delivery and newborn care is upwards of four times greater than for single baby deliveries. If you’re having triplets, that price shoots up by almost 12 times. That is certainly something to keep in mind.  

Are Multiples in Colorado Surrogacy Something I Should Think About?  

Unless you specifically decide you want multiple births and go out of your way for them, it is not something for you to be worried about. The odds of accidentally creating multiples even after having multiple embryos implanted during the in vitro fertilization process are much lower today than they used to be, thanks to our advanced modern surrogacy technology. If multiples are indeed something you think you’d be interested in, however, then you should definitely be aware of the costs that could come along with that decision. Either way, a good place to start your journey would be Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado. You’ll be able to gain any information you may need and be able to get any resources you need access to, as well as answers to any questions you may have about being a surrogate mother, the Colorado surrogacy process, or surrogacy and adoption in general.  

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.

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.

Adoption Isn’t a Bad Word

Adoption Isn’t a Bad Word

When you think of the word “adoption,” it may make you feel confused or even uncomfortable, especially if you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. This may be due to the traditional, societal implications and stigmas associated with adoption that make adoption sometimes difficult to talk about or even consider if you are a pregnant woman who does not want their baby. Adoption isn’t a bad word, nor should it be a secret, though. Family dynamics are changing, and familial bonds are created through love and effort, not just through a biological bond. For parents who can’t or don’t want to take care of their child, adoption provides the parents and child with a new chance at a future. Adoption is a chance to change a hopeful family’s lives by blessing them with your baby.

At Adoption Choices of Colorado, we understand that considering adoption when you are unexpectedly pregnant can be daunting, so we want to be there for you to answer any questions or hesitations you may have. Even if you’re only considering it as an option, you can still talk with our staff to get help.

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

“Traditional” Families

In the 21st century, many changes have happened and are happening. One of those changes is the family dynamic. Adoption has been steadily growing in numbers since 1990, and it’s no surprise because adoption has many benefits. One of the best benefits of adoption is that it provides prospective families with a child they can raise as their own. 

The traditional family dynamic has changed drastically over the last century, so you shouldn’t be ashamed of adoption. When you think of the typical American family dynamic, you think of a mother and father with their children. However, this model has changed as divorce, remarriage and cohabitation increased, and as a result, there is no singular dominant family model in the US. The family dynamic has changed, and so have notions of adoption as people are more open to embracing the fact that it’s okay to have an atypical family model.

Of course, many people think family comprises only those who are biologically related to you, but that’s not true. However, this definition disregards the people in your life who love you unconditionally that you may consider to be a part of your family. As such, a family should be defined as the people you love and love you unconditionally because family is made. It is not something that magically happens without putting the effort in first. 

Being Open About Adoption

Of course, adoption is not an easy process. There are many emotional hurdles that come along with adoption, but you don’t have to go through it alone. It is important to acknowledge these hurdles so that if you do choose to go through with the adoption, you know what to expect. It is also important to discuss the difficulties surrounding adoption because being secretive about these issues makes adoption seem taboo. By being open about these topics, we can destigmatize adoption. 

One of these hurdles that many people don’t talk about is dealing with loss. You will experience loss in the form of your child and a parenting role. To help you, Adoption Choices of Colorado does provide counseling during and after the adoption process because we understand that dealing with loss alone is difficult. When you make an adoption plan, you can also choose to have an open adoption, which will allow you to maintain some form of contact between you and your baby. 

Another aspect of adoption that makes it so taboo in our culture is the feeling of shame and guilt experienced by the birth parents who have chosen to put their baby up for adoption. Shame and guilt are felt because people feel as though they are “giving” up their baby, but that is not the case. Adoption is providing your baby with a new future that will be filled with a loving family and a safe home. Adoption is a chance to create a wonderful future for you and your baby. 

There are many hurdles involved with adoption that make it difficult to talk about, but we should be open about these things. Being able to talk about these difficult topics will help destigmatize adoption and dismantle the myths that surround adoption. 

Colorado Adoption 

Another way we can destigmatize adoption so that it isn’t perceived as a “bad” word or a secret is to be open about the adoption process. As a Colorado adoption agency, Adoption Choices of Colorado has staff willing to answer any of your questions about the process, and we provide many resources online that will help you understand the process better. 

The first step of the adoption process is to get into contact with our staff, and afterward, you will be working closely with a birth parent counselor who will be able to advise you every step of the way. During the entire process, you are in control of everything as the birth parent counselor is simply there to keep you informed and to help you with paperwork. 

While working with your birth parent counselor, you will create an adoption plan, which is where you will map out what kind of adoption you want to have. If you choose an open adoption, then a line of communication will be established between you and the adoptive family you have chosen for your baby. One of the most important steps is to then choose the adoptive family, and you will have the chance to reach out to different families to get to know them better. You will also be encouraged to create a birth plan, which is where you will write out your preferences when you deliver your baby. 

Adoption Resources

Dismantling the harmful notions and stigmas surrounding adoption can be difficult, especially if it has been hardwired into you because of the society you grew up in, but it is not impossible. Making an effort to understand how adoption is beneficial and how it can help certain people will greatly reduce its stigma. At Adoption Choices of Colorado, we are proud to be a part of the effort to destigmatize adoption by providing resources to help those who don’t understand adoption. 

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and want to learn more about your adoption options, contact Adoption Choices of Colorado by email, phone, or text: Email Us, Text us: 720-371-1099, Call us: 303-670-4673 (HOPE). If you are hoping to adopt, please contact us here.

Victoria CMeet the author: Victoria is a sophomore at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and she is currently a Literature, Media, and Communications major. She currently runs her own blog, where she shares her poetry and creative writing projects. When she is not working or studying for school, she is often reading or writing, as she seeks to pursue a career in writing.

Understanding Your Choices as a Potential Surrogate in Colorado

Understanding Your Choices as a Potential Surrogate in Colorado

 Surrogacy is a process that involves a lot of attention to detail. There are many decisions, options, and things to consider as a potential surrogate in Colorado. As a potential surrogate, there are choices that you will have to decide on before the process begins. Thankfully, you don’t have to go through that alone! Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado is here to help you. 

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 You Choosing To Become a Potential Surrogate in Colorado?

 While considering surrogacy in Colorado, it’s important to remember your “why.” Take time to self-reflect and think about why you are choosing to be a surrogate. Maybe you enjoyed your pregnancy and want to go through another one to help start a family. Maybe there are intended parents who you know personally who you want to help. Whatever your personal reason for becoming a potential surrogate in Colorado, it is important to know why you made that choice. Surrogacy is a process that uses your body, and the choice to partake is completely yours to make. Remembering why you are becoming a potential surrogate in Colorado will help you remain strong during the times when this process may become difficult.

 Do You Feel a Connection With the Intended Parents?

 During the surrogacy process, you will have the opportunity to meet with many intended parents. This process is called surrogacy matching. During this process, you will have interviews with intended parents. This allows you to learn about the individuals you will become a surrogate mother for. You get to choose who you believe you will work well with during your surrogacy journey. This is one of the choices you have the power to make as a potential surrogate.

Would You Like to Have Financial Surrogacy Compensation?

There are many fine details involved in surrogacy. Sometimes these details have expenses that can add up quite fast. As a surrogate, it is important to decide on whether or not you want compensation for these expenses. This may include health insurance fees, an embryo transfer fee, or even travel and lodging fees. Some other potential costs and fees may come up. It is up to you to choose whether or not you want to work with intended parents who will provide the compensation. Once the decision is made, you and the intended parents can include it in the financial plan for the surrogacy process. 

 Are You Willing To Undergo Medical Procedures?

 If you are a potential surrogate who has been pregnant before, you basically know what to expect during pregnancy. However, Colorado surrogacy can be a bit different than a typical pregnancy. Yes, you will still be bearing a child, but gestational surrogates will become pregnant through a process called Invitro Fertilization (IVF). This process requires a series of injections that you give yourself as a part of your fertility treatment as a surrogate. There have been cases where IVF is successful the first time around. On the other hand, there are instances where this procedure is not successful the first time around and may have to be repeated.

 Finding The Right Colorado Surrogacy Agency

Surrogacy is a long but rewarding journey. Being able to help create a family is a gift. As a potential surrogate, there are various decisions that you have to make. These decisions range anywhere from choosing to accept financial compensation to choosing the intended parents you want to be a surrogate for. You do have options as a surrogate. If you want more information about surrogacy and how I can work for you, reach out to Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado today. We have many resources to help prospective surrogates just like you. Contact us today!

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 Author: Natalya Castro is originally from New York but has lived in Florida for most of her life. She is currently working towards earning her bachelor’s degree in marketing at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Most people who know her would say she is outgoing and very extroverted. She is a creative person who loves to express herself through various artistic outlets such as pottery, painting, and cosmetics. When Natalya is not working on her studies, you can find her connecting with others and her loved ones, swimming in the Sunshine State’s beautiful beaches, or binging shows from her favorite streaming services. Above all, Natalya is passionate about utilizing creative means to reach people and helping others. Through her writing, she hopes to help others feel supported and cared for during the present journey in their life.

Things You Need to Know About Adoption in Colorado

Things You Need to Know About  a Colorado Adoption

You’ve had an unplanned pregnancy, but you realize that mothering your child isn’t the best option for you. Being a parent to your baby wasn’t something you expected to happen right now, and you are looking for options to help you put the pieces of your life back together. You’re scared and unsure of who to go to for help. We have good news. Help is on the way. Parenthood isn’t something you desired right now, and that’s ok. There are options for you if you’ve just had your baby and if you are still pregnant. There are a number of things you need to know about adoption in Colorado. At Colorado adoptions, we are happy to help you navigate through this tough process, figure out what is best for you and your baby, and if that is adoption, we can help you find the baby and lifestyle that will guarantee your baby’s solid future.

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

Unplanned Pregnancy Options

You may be thinking, “Will anybody adopt my child?” The answer is yes! Even if you haven’t given birth, there are parental hopefuls waiting for you to vet them and decide if they will be a suitable forever home for your baby! Putting up your baby for adoption is difficult, and we are here help you find adoption options for your baby whether you are pregnant or your baby is up to 2 years old. You are not alone. Take a deep and calming breath. Let us supply you with knowledge so that you can be empowered to move forward and put your life on a better path. We provide:

  • One on one counseling
  • Medical care
  • Financial assistance
  • Free legal assistance
  • Personalized adoption plan
  • Hospital birthing plan
  • Choosing your baby’s adoptive family
  • Post-birth assistance and group counseling

 To get you back on your feet and secure you and your baby’s future. 

Adoption Options

Deciding to give up your baby for adoption is difficult, and therefore you deserve to have someone to walk you through to the other side. We have an entire team waiting to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are dedicated to making this transition one that gives you peace of mind.

If you are struggling financially and need support pre and post-adoption, we are here to help you through it. We can help provide financial assistance for you to access legal assistance, housing, education, health care, pre and post-natal care, mental health counseling, phone services, transportation to doctors and work, and access to healthy food for you and your baby. We also provide transitional care for your baby after birth while awaiting transit to their forever home if travel by the adoptive parents is required for them to get to their forever home. 

Adoption is the most loving choice you can make for your baby if you are choosing not to terminate. You do not have to go through this process alone. Knowing how to deal with the stress of it all takes experience. We have licensed and empathetic adoption and birth counselors who are happy to help you through this process and find wellness options that benefit you. You can join pre and post-adoption groups to meet up with birth mothers and learn from each other while helping each other through the process by sharing your experiences. You will have access to these group sessions for the rest of your life.

Adoption Agencies in Colorado

Our Colorado adoption agency will provide counseling not just for you but also for the birth father, other children if you have any, and your other family members (if desired). You can choose an open, semi-open, or closed adoption. Our caseworkers will visit the homes of the adoptive families before you make your choice. You will get to see pictures, read their bio about the potential adoptive parents. In addition, the adoptive parents will undergo background checks from medical history to checking for abuse instances to assure you that your baby is going to a suitable, safe place that will give them the best possible future. 

Private Adoption Agency

You have more options to deal with your unplanned pregnancy other than termination or being the forever home for your baby. It is brave to realize that another home could be a better situation for your baby. Adoption gives a second chance at life for you, your baby, and the parental hopefuls. Once you step into our doors, you will feel heard, validated, affirmed, and understood. Millions of birth mothers like you realized that adoption was the best option, and there will be millions after you. Understand this: things can get better. At our Adoption agency in Colorado, we can help create that better 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.

JaQueenMeet the Author: JaQueen loves learning because it helps her educate and give people choices. She is the youngest girl in a family of 8 adopted siblings who found a loving forever home. Like most marketers, she wears many hats: Certified Project Management Professional, Jr. Web Developer, SEO certified, Grant Proposal Writer, Consultant, Wellness Influencer, Content Creator, and Motivational Speaker with a Bachelor’s in Communication Arts. She created a wellness blog to motivate, write, and inspire in her spare time to teach about mental health, plant-based vegan nutrition, and fitness to help others find peace on their healing journey. Her hobbies include natural bodybuilding, mindfulness, trailblazing through nature, and creating content that resonates with people. She aspires to be a lifelong professional writer and speaker who saves lives through the power of knowledge. She states, “I think that when you find your way out of the darkness it becomes your responsibility to bring others to the light. So, I focus on healing. The rest will align.”

Modern Adoption vs. Past Adoption

Modern Adoption vs. Past Adoption

By Mariam Sallam

You may think adoption is something that started existing recently. However, adoption dates back to Ancient Rome and the 1600s. Wealthy families used to adopt sons to ensure their wealth or give a child up for adoption if their wealth was compromised by having many children. Nowadays, adoption has become a lot more common, and there have been laws made in order to ensure that the child is obtaining a good lifestyle and is being treated well.

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

Why Didn’t People Adopt as Much in the Past?

Adopting a child used to be such a big deal. What was an even bigger deal was the reputation that surrounded birth mothers who had an unwanted pregnancy or put a child up for adoption—this whole process used to be carried out in secret because birth mothers were shamed.

Closed adoptions were also a lot more common in the past. It was rare for pregnant mothers to maintain a relationship with their child after they gave birth to them. 

How has Adoption Changed Over the Years?

Adoption used to be something that was stigmatized. Birth mothers were shamed for having babies without being married, so adoption was conducted very secretively. Adoptions were barely beneficial to the child and were only seen as mothers “getting rid of their children.” Adoption started taking a modern turn after 1851 when Massachusetts started implementing laws that would benefit the welfare of children and made sure that their interest was the most important factor. 

Adoption is now something celebrated rather than something shameful like how it used to be. There are numerous reasons why putting your child up for adoption can actually be really beneficial. You are ensuring that your child will be in a safe and loving environment growing up. At Adoption Choices of Colorado, we ensure that you are giving up your baby for adoption on your terms. We take into consideration what’s best for you and your child.

Is adoption still considered something shameful?

Ever since adoption started taking place in modern times, so have people’s thoughts on adoption. As a birth mother with an unplanned pregnancy, you might be worried about what people think about you. This can be very stressful, though, especially since it’s something that previously existed. As laws have changed, it has become evident over the years that adoption is a process that now considers the child’s welfare, and anyone who goes through the adoption process has their child’s best interest at heart. Therefore, adoption is something that is now encouraged, especially if you don’t have the financial needs or capacity to currently raise a child.

At Adoption Choices of Colorado, we are here to help your adoption dreams come true and will provide you with the emotional and financial support you need throughout the process. 

Colorado Adoption 

If you’re looking for a local adoption agency near you, then you found us! You might already be considering putting your child up for adoption. Here at Adoption Choices of Colorado, we have been assisting birth mothers and adoptive parents in finding the plan that’s right for them since 2002. We provide the appropriate resources, medical care, and other services that ensure the adoption process runs as smoothly and easily as possible. We have been extremely successful in helping birthmothers find the right family for their child.

Private Adoption in Colorado

Adoption Choices of Colorado is a private non-profit organization that’s there to aid you with the adoption process and make sure you and your child benefit the most out of it. You might be wondering how exactly you could start with this process or if there are any legal documents involved. At Adoption Choices Colorado, we spend time crafting the perfect adoption plan for you and are here to answer any questions you have along the way. We will provide you with the exact details of the Colorado adoption laws and will help you find the best legal counselor. All you have to do is contact us, and that’s when the adoption process begins.

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.

Choosing A Surrogacy Agency in CO

Choosing A Surrogacy Agency in CO

The decision to become a surrogate mother is not an easy one. If you’re considering becoming a surrogate mother or gestational carrier, contact us at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado. We would love to answer any questions you have or explain the process in detail before you make the decision. When you choose a surrogacy agency in CO you are giving the gift of life to parents who cannot conceive or carry a child of their own. It takes a lot of heart to dedicate your body and time to another family for upwards of ten months. Our agency and the hopeful intended parents are endlessly appreciative and thankful for your choice. 

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.

Surrogacy In Colorado

Colorado is possibly one of the most surrogacy-friendly states in the US. Colorado grants the intended parents pre-birth and post-birth parental rights, making it easy to transfer custody after birth. Traditional surrogacy is legal and recognized in Colorado, which is not the case for other states in the US. There are many world-renowned fertility clinics located in Colorado, too, which means you may not have to travel far if the parents want to use a clinic in Colorado. Choosing an agency in Colorado upholds all surrogacy contracts as well and considers them a binding legal contract between the two parties.

Surrogacy Requirements

There are a strict set of surrogacy requirements you must possess to become a surrogate mother. Most age ranges start at twenty-one ending at thirty-two. If you’re just ahead of thirty-two, you will want to look into surrogate agencies that have an extended endcap on age. Some agencies go up to thirty-five. This is because pregnancy in your mid-thirties can become more dangerous for mother and child. Health risks are elevated, and agencies do not want to put your life or the baby’s life in danger. 

While certain agencies have a more flexible age range, there are requirements no agency will bend on.

• Having given birth to at least one child that is in your custody

• A prior healthy pregnancy and birth with no life-threatening issues

• Passing a background check and mental health screening

Certain health risks associated with pregnancy or post-pregnancy, such as post-eclampsia, for example, can rule you out unless a doctor clears you. Even then, some agencies may not accept your application. Searching around for agencies that work with you and your doctor after experiencing certain common pregnancy complications can give you more of a chance to be accepted. 

How Surrogacy Works

There are two different types of surrogacy you can participate in. Picking an agency that explains the differences thoroughly and is able to answer all your questions is important. You don’t want to go with an agency that doesn’t have deep knowledge about their field. 

Traditional Surrogacy: When the surrogate mother donates her own eggs to be medically inseminated by either the parent’s sperm or donated sperm.

Gestational Surrogacy: When the surrogate mother has an embryo or embryos placed in her uterus via IVF. The embryo is either the parents’ egg and sperm, a combination of the parents’ egg/sperm and donors, or both are donated. 

Surrogate Mother Support

Surrogacy becomes a very intimate and personal journey. The agency you choose will be very involved in every step from the application process to the birth plan. A good surrogacy professional is knowledgeable, communicative, and will provide you with a good pillar of support throughout the process. There can be a lot thrown at you at once, like travel dates to fertility clinics, interviews, etc. Your surrogacy professional should be someone you can count on to give you the necessary information in a proper and timely manner. 

Proper pairings of a surrogate mother and parents are one of the most important decisions during the early stages of Colorado surrogacy. You want to choose a surrogacy agency in CO that knows to ask specifics, like if you want parents that trust your pregnancy diet, before looking for awaiting parents. It’s a waste of time if what you are comfortable with does not match up with the parents you’re set to interview with. 

As a surrogate mother, you have rights, and your feelings matter in the process in the same way the intended parents’ rights and feelings matter. You want to work with an agency that not only understands and respects your individual feelings but supports you. You are an equal part of this journey, and if you’re uncomfortable or are experiencing things that were not in the original contract, your surrogacy professional should be the first person you contact. You should feel comfortable speaking to them, too. 

Finding a Surrogacy Agency in CO

We would love to be a part of your surrogacy journey. Are you still interested? Email or call us at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado. Our agency prides itself in offering caring and professional help to surrogate mothers from the application process to birth. Let us know if you have any questions or are ready to begin the process of becoming a surrogate mother. 

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 Author: Amanda Rodgers is an experienced, versatile writer, well-versed in blog posts, SEO and keywords. She is also a self-motivated freelance professional with experience in writing a myriad of subjects, such as women’s rights and LGBT issues. In everything she does, she brings her client’s ideas to fruition while not only keeping their individual voice intact, but also adhering to their values and overall mission.  Amanda creates a lasting impression with audiences through creative writing to ensure that her message — and the vision of her clients — is clearly conveyed and felt. 

6 Things You Need To Know About Unplanned Pregnancy and Adoption for Pregnant Women in Colorado

6 Things You Need To Know About Unplanned Pregnancy and Adoption for Pregnant Women in Colorado

Unplanned pregnancy and adoption are both daunting words, and if you find yourself dealing with an unplanned pregnancy and have decided to go through with an Colorado adoption, you are not alone. There are many other women out there who are also in the same shoes as you are, and at Adoption Choices of Colorado, we provide support, guidance, and answers that you may have about pregnancy and adoption. Our staff can help answer any of your questions, even if you are unsure about following through with an adoption. 

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

Dealing With an Unplanned Pregnancy

  • It’s Okay To Not Be Excited

Pregnancy is often filled with a mix of emotions that can range from joy to anxiety. Whatever emotions you are experiencing, they are valid, even if you aren’t excited about motherhood and pregnancy. The media often portrays pregnancy as a joyous moment, but the media also overlooks many of the nuances involved with pregnancy. Your body is undergoing changes to accommodate a baby, and your future is going to change. With an unplanned pregnancy, these changes may be unwelcome, and it’s okay if you feel overwhelmed. 

  • You Should Prioritize Your Health 

Pregnancy is followed by many stressors, from finance to learn how to take care of yourself as your body changes. While dealing with these stressors, you should understand that one of the most important things you can do is to take care of yourself physically and mentally. You should prioritize eating healthy, staying hydrated, and engaging in light exercise. During pregnancy, a lesser-known tip is that you should avoid saunas and hot tubs because it can make you more likely to experience overheating, which can have deadly consequences for your baby. 

As you progress through your pregnancy, you should also make sure that you visit your obstetrician. Regular visits will allow your doctor to monitor your baby, and it will enable your doctor to be able to detect any problems that may arise. 

  • You Should Avoid Certain Foods

Of course, basic health is important to maintain, but one lesser-known aspect of staying healthy while pregnant is that certain foods should be avoided. Soft, unpasteurized cheeses, like feta, should be avoided because they may contain the bacteria listeria, which causes flu-like symptoms that can be extremely harmful to unborn babies. Raw fish should be avoided as well because it can expose your unborn baby to bacteria and harmful parasites. Fish, such as tuna and Chilean sea bass should also be avoided because these fish tend to be high in mercury, a chemical that can cause brain damage or birth defects. The USDA does have a guide on what fish is good to eat during pregnancy. 

Colorado Adoption 

  • You Are Not Alone

The adoption process may seem long and arduous, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, when you work with an adoption agency in Colorado such as Adoption Choices of Colorado, we make sure that our staff is with you at every step of the way so that you can make informed decisions. During and after the Colorado adoption process, counseling is also provided at no cost because we understand that the decision to put your child up for adoption is not emotionally. Financial aid is also offered depending on your situation because we understand that dealing with pregnancy is already stressful enough. Financial aid can assist with paying your living costs so that you can focus on staying healthy and happy. 

  • You Can Place Your Child Up for Adoption After They’ve Been Born

If you have already had a child and are beginning to realize that you cannot take care of your child, you can still consider adoption as an option. The process of placing a 1-year-old up for adoption is similar to a newborn adoption, and Adoption Choices of Colorado can help you with the process. While most adoptions are newborn adoptions, our staff can still help you through the process. The process begins with getting into contact with the adoption agency and then working first-hand with a birth parent counselor, who will help you create an Colorado adoption plan. Afterward, you can then choose the adoptive family for your baby. The whole process is in your hands, and our staff will be there every step of the way, so you don’t feel alone. 

  • You Can Change Your Mind

One of the most daunting things about even considering adoption is a false notion that you have to finish it if you start the adoption process. In truth, you are in control of the adoption process, and at any moment you feel the need to stop, you can always do it. However, once the consent to adopt form, which relinquishes parental rights, is signed, you can no longer change your mind. As daunting as that may sound, Adoption Choices of Colorado will work with you closely and keep you informed at all times so that every decision you make will be confident. 

Adoption Help is Available

Getting the help you need may be difficult because there are so many things to consider, such as Is the adoption agency licensed? Are they professional? Do they have experience? Fortunately, Adoption Choices of Colorado can proudly say “yes” to all of those questions. We are excited to help you on your adoption journey and hope that you will get into contact with us soon!

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.

Victoria CMeet the author: Victoria is a sophomore at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and she is currently a Literature, Media, and Communications major. She currently runs her own blog, where she shares her poetry and creative writing projects. When she is not working or studying for school, she is often reading or writing, as she seeks to pursue a career in writing.

 

How Your Health Impacts Your Surrogacy

How Your Health Impacts Your Surrogacy

 When considering becoming a surrogate mother in Colorado, you may have questions about whether or not this option is a good fit for you. Maybe you have decided you want to become a surrogate mother but still have questions. That is completely normal. There are several details that play a role in consideration of surrogacy before the process begins. When becoming a surrogate mother, a major factor is how your health history impacts your chances of successful surrogacy. Keep reading for more information about how your health history impacts your eligibility to become a surrogate.

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.

Visiting Your Doctor Before Surrogacy

When considering surrogacy in Colorado, scheduling an appointment to see your OB/GYN is a must. It is important for a doctor to evaluate whether or not you’re healthy enough to support a pregnancy. It is crucial to have a good measure of your body’s current health state. This may mean taking some tests to ensure a clean bill of health. Remember, not only is your current health important, but your health history plays a major role in becoming a surrogate.

Reporting Your Medical History Before Surrogacy

Your medical history is a big determinant of your eligibility to become a surrogate. When providing this information, one must be very accurate and precise. This includes reporting any personal and family medical history. If you have been pregnant before, information about your previous pregnancy will also need to be included. 

Medical history can show a lot about the success of a future pregnancy. Your personal medical history, along with your family’s medical history, can show indicators of possible complications for yourself or the surrogate child. This is certainly something we want to avoid. At Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado, your health and safety, as well as the health and safety of the surrogate child, are very important to us.

What Medical History Affects Eligibility To Become a Surrogate?

In Colorado, you can still become a surrogate even if you have a health condition. However, there are medical conditions that can reduce or eliminate your eligibility to become a surrogate. This is primarily for conditions that could affect both you and the surrogate child. 

To give you a glimpse of medical conditions that a person may have that do not guarantee the elimination of your chances of becoming a surrogate is HPV or herpes. Even with these conditions, it can still be safe to become a surrogate and give birth to the surrogate child. On the other hand, if you are HIV-positive, your likelihood of becoming a surrogate is not high. However, not every condition and person are the same. This is why it is extremely important to be honest and accurate when providing your medical history if you are considering surrogacy.

Become a Surrogate In Colorado

After reading this, if you feel that surrogacy is the right path for you and want to take a leap of faith to start your surrogacy journey, reach out to Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado today! We are an agency here to help you move forward with a happy and healthy surrogacy pregnancy. If you read this blog and maybe you’re wondering if you’re eligible, contact us. Our staff can answer any questions or concerns you may have. This will give you clarity and peace of mind as you continue through the surrogacy process. 

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 Author: Natalya Castro is originally from New York but has lived in Florida for most of her life. She is currently working towards earning her bachelor’s degree in marketing at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Most people who know her would say she is outgoing and very extroverted. She is a creative person who loves to express herself through various artistic outlets such as pottery, painting, and cosmetics. When Natalya is not working on her studies, you can find her connecting with others and her loved ones, swimming in the Sunshine State’s beautiful beaches, or binging shows from her favorite streaming services. Above all, Natalya is passionate about utilizing creative means to reach people and helping others. Through her writing, she hopes to help others feel supported and cared for during the present journey in their life.

What is a Colorado Adoption Plan, and How Do I Get Started?

What is a Colorado Adoption Plan, and How Do I Get Started?

Life is unpredictable and throws things at you without a moment to prepare. When this happens, we have to plan a strategy to bring things back to normal. Well, that unpredictable thing that happened to you was pregnancy, and you want to regain control over your life. Parenting your baby isn’t something you want, and it doesn’t have to be your final destination. You deserve a choice. You deserve to be able to say no to parenthood while making sure your baby is taken care of and safe. Whoever said parenthood should be your dream is wrong. Your goals are unique to you, they are valid, and they matter. It’s okay to want a different life. So, relax. Take three quick, short, and fast inhales through your nose. Let out one long exhale for 10 seconds through your mouth. Repeat this ten times to relax your nervous system. It is going to be okay. There are options for both you and your baby. Adoption Choices of Colorado is possible, and we are here to help you transition back to a place where you can put the pieces of your life back together again. 

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

Putting Child Up for Adoption

As mentioned, adoption is the safest and most loving solution for you and your baby if you’re not looking for an abortion, and you are such an incredible mother to make that choice. Deciding to give up your baby for adoption is an act of grace and self-awareness. The pandemic brought on many trials and tribulations. The very last thing you could’ve imagined was becoming pregnant in the midst of it. That is a scary, confusing predicament. You may feel scared, panicked, and thinking, “Are there adoption services near me?” Take a deep breath and allow calm to rest in your spirit. Help is on the way. You’ve decided on giving your baby up for adoption in Colorado, and that is an act of bravery. Allow us to help you and your baby. Colorado adoption is possible, and we are committed to helping you learn about adoption, decide your adoption plan, and figure out what is best for you and your baby.

Pregnant Adoption Help

The chaos of 2020 through 2021 is something we have never seen before. Many of us are still trying to pick up the pieces of our lives tossed about by the storm. You are going through that now, and it has been a difficult battle. Not only was the world thrown for a loop, but the unimaginable happened–you became pregnant–and what seemed like a confusing time has become even more unhinged. Choosing to find your baby a permanent home is the best possible thing you can do for them.

An adoption plan is a strategy to aid you through the pregnant adoption process. You can choose to transition you and your baby to your forever lives most safely and lovingly possible if you don’t want an abortion. You will have the option to choose your baby’s forever family, have their forever parents and home analyzed, and experience personal counseling with our staff dedicated to your transition. We will provide safe and healthy food for you and your baby if you need help during this life change. We are here for you to help you make the best decision and give you peace of mind. There are millions of parenthood hopefuls worldwide looking to become the forever family for babies after the birth month, and many individuals live in Colorado. There are mothers just like you going through this same struggle who have taken the first steps and reached out to our dedicated staff. We are here to help you find out the best way to plan for your baby’s adoption. 

Pregnant Adoption Process

You may be thinking, “How can I get an adoption plan for my baby if I haven’t given birth yet?” You have felt discouraged and confused, and we are here to help you. If you are still pregnant and want to plan for adoption, you can give up your baby for adoption in Colorado. There is no need to seek out a national adoption service for help. Help is right here in your backyard. We work with you one-on-one with counseling, pregnancy education, pregnant healthcare, a birthing plan, safe housing, food, and phone services if needed. You don’t have to go through this alone. You don’t have to feel discouraged on your journey. Let us help you. This process deserves the best care possible. A personal care package is what we provide. Adoption is the most loving choice you could make for you and your baby, and we are here to help you every step of the way. 

How Can I Get in Touch With an Adoption Agency in Colorado to Begin Creating My Colorado Adoption Plan?

You came to realize that parenting your baby is not the plan you had for your life, and you have every right to make sure that both you and your baby’s dreams can come true. Choosing adoption is the most loving act that you can do for your baby and yourself. Giving up your child for adoption is a difficult decision but one of the most loving unplanned pregnancy options. You have the right to look for adoption options in Colorado. Giving your baby up for adoption is okay.

Adoption puts the best interest of you and your baby first—the only opinions that matter come from you, your baby, and the forever parents. 

Remember, this decision is brave and takes a lot of courage. Adoption agencies in colorado can provide the help you and your baby need during your transitions. Adoption agencies in Colorado have helped so many mothers find their baby’s forever home. Let us find a way to create a life that works best for you and your baby. Please, don’t hesitate to reach out to us as we are here waiting to give your baby the life you wish for them and help you get your life back into the order necessary to make your future goals a reality. 

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.

JaQueenMeet the Author: JaQueen loves learning because it helps her educate and give people choices. She is the youngest girl in a family of 8 adopted siblings who found a loving forever home. Like most marketers, she wears many hats: Certified Project Management Professional, Jr. Web Developer, SEO certified, Grant Proposal Writer, Consultant, Wellness Influencer, Content Creator, and Motivational Speaker with a Bachelor’s in Communication Arts. She created a wellness blog to motivate, write, and inspire in her spare time to teach about mental health, plant-based vegan nutrition, and fitness to help others find peace on their healing journey. Her hobbies include natural bodybuilding, mindfulness, trailblazing through nature, and creating content that resonates with people. She aspires to be a lifelong professional writer and speaker who saves lives through the power of knowledge. She states, “I think that when you find your way out of the darkness it becomes your responsibility to bring others to the light. So, I focus on healing. The rest will align.”

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