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

Completing your application with Adoption and Surrogacy 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 and Surrogacy 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.
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Adoptive Parent Training

As a client with Adoption and Surrogacy Choices, you are entitled to Adoption U’s, Adoptive Parent Training course. Adoption professionals from all over the U.S. review each step of the adoption process through short videos and interactive activities.

  • In short training sessions, learn the ins and outs for the most important steps of the adoption process
  • Learn at your own speed to best understand the material
  • Interactive training ensures you are armed with the knowledge you need
  • Quickly find adoption resources
  • Become Adoption U certified Adoptive Parents

From the home study to matching, hospital etiquette, post placement communication and more, we will cover a variety of topics so you are well equipped to become adoptive parents.

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Adoption and Surrogacy 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 and Surrogacy Choices 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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Colorado Core Training Adoption

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

  • July 9th and 10th, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • August 13th and 14th, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • September 10th and 11th, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • October 15th and 16th, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • November 5th and 6th, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • December 10th and 11th, 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 and Surrogacy 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 and Surrogacy 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.

Adoptive Parent Training

As a client with Adoption and Surrogacy Choices, you are entitled to Adoption U’s, Adoptive Parent Training course. Adoption professionals from all over the U.S. review each step of the adoption process through short videos and interactive activities.

  • In short training sessions, learn the ins and outs for the most important steps of the adoption process
  • Learn at your own speed to best understand the material
  • Interactive training ensures you are armed with the knowledge you need
  • Quickly find adoption resources
  • Become Adoption U certified Adoptive Parents

From the home study to matching, hospital etiquette, post placement communication and more, we will cover a variety of topics so you are well equipped to become adoptive parents.

Sign Up Here

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 and Surrogacy Choices 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

  • July 9th and 10th, 9:00am – 5:00p

  • August 13th and 14th, 9:00am – 5:00pm

  • September 10th and 11th, 9:00am – 5:00pm

  • October 15th and 16th, 9:00am – 5:00pm

  • November 5th and 6th, 9:00am – 5:00pm

  • December 10th and 11th, 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 and Surrogacy 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 and Surrogacy 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.

Colorado Adoption Agency Support After Adoption Placement

Colorado Adoption Agency Support After Adoption Placement

By Kaitlyn Chrisemer

Many people don’t anticipate the difficulties that can come up after adoption placement. People are often so caught up in the adoption process and adoption plan that they don’t think of the aftermath. Since the adoption pregnancy is so intense, the post-birth portion of this journey may be neglected. 

The adoption journey doesn’t end once the adoption is finalized. Your life will continue to be influenced by this decision, possibly for the rest of your life. However, this doesn’t have to be a bad thing. You can accept your decision and allow yourself to feel everything you need without shame or guilt. Remember that giving up a baby for adoption isn’t giving up. Adoption Choices of Colorado is here to help you with every part of your adoption journey, including after adoption finalization. 

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

When to Reach Out for Adoption Help

Deciding when to reach out can be difficult. Maybe you’re sad and struggling but aren’t sure it’s worth bringing up. You might feel ashamed for thinking you need help. If you think you can get through this time alone, that’s great. However, don’t hesitate to reach out if you’re struggling and need help. Adoption Choices of Colorado provides judgment-free help at any point in your adoption journey. Even if it’s been a while since your adoption finalization, and you’re just beginning to feel the effects, we’ll help. Everyone’s adoption journey is different, and every individual is unique. So never feel bad about asking for help if you find yourself struggling after the adoption placement. 

Therapy and Adoption Counseling

Our adoption agencies in Colorado offer counseling and therapy after placement and throughout the adoption process. If you think you would benefit from professional help, don’t hesitate to reach out. We can connect you with a counselor to discuss your feelings about your adoption. 

Whether you had a closed adoption or open adoption, there are different challenges to both. Our counselors can offer specialized therapy, personalized and catered to your situation and needs. We never want you to feel like we only care about finalizing the adoption. At Adoption Choices of Colorado, we truly care about your well-being. We want what is best for you, whatever you decide that is. 

Our adoption agencies can also direct you to group counseling sessions. If you are experiencing strong feelings of grief after your adoption finalization, a group therapy meeting may help. You’ll connect with other people who have gone through similar situations and are feeling like you. This can help you feel comforted and reassured that you aren’t alone in your feelings. In addition, it can provide you with the means to validate your feelings so you can begin to process them. 

Finding Financial Support During Your Adoption Journey

Adoption Choices of Colorado knows that pregnancy can present financial problems. Unfortunately, for many birth parents, financial concerns play into their decision to place the baby for adoption. If you’re feeling financial pressure and require assistance, reach out to us. We may be able to help you and relieve some of your financial stress. 

We can help eligible birth mothers with rent, utilities, and food expenses. If you need help with these essentials, let us know. It’s also possible that between our agency and the adoptive family, you could also get other court-approved expenses covered. These expenses could include medical and prenatal care. 

Depending on your level of need, some government-run financial assistance programs may be able to help. Each of these programs has its own requirements for eligibility. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program helps people in Colorado with food assistance. The Women, Infants & Children Program can also help with food assistance, nutrition education, and breastfeeding counseling. If you need financial support throughout your adoption pregnancy, reach out to us and/or one of these programs. We’re here for you.

Reaching Out to Adoption Choices of Colorado for Help

Whether you’re considering adoption, need help making a plan, or are seeking aid after adoption, we can help. Our adoption agencies can help you at any point in your adoption journey. Adoption Choices of Colorado can give you the information you need. We can help you determine the best path for you and your child. If you need help with open adoption, a closed adoption, or postpartum counseling, we can help. Our agencies are always here for you.

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

Moving On After Birth and Adoption Finalization

Moving On After Birth and Adoption Finalization

By Kaitlyn Chrisemer

Adoption can be a difficult and emotional process. Many people get caught up in making their adoption plans and focus on the decisions that take place before birth. However, there are important plans to make after your private Colorado adoptionAlthough the adoption process can be overwhelming and take up your time during pregnancy, there are also important post-birth plans. A lot of the most difficult parts of adoption still linger or even intensify after the adoption is finalized. Getting back to “normal” life can be a real struggle for birth mothers. Adoption Choices of Colorado wants to help inform you about how you can make this transition easier for yourself. 

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 to Get Back to Normal Life

It can be strange to think about your life after adoption finalization. Some birth mothers will have a more difficult time than others getting back to their so-called normal life. It’s important to recognize that pregnancy and placing a baby for adoption are large life changes. Sometimes birth mothers want to just go back to the way their life was before, as if nothing had happened. This can be emotionally harmful and rarely works out well. Here are some tips on moving on with your life after your private adoption in Colorado is finalized. 

Acknowledge and Share Your Feelings

First and foremost, it’s incredibly important to acknowledge your feelings. Neglecting and bottling up your feelings is not healthy, especially after such a potentially traumatic experience. You may be dealing with a lot of strong negative emotions after your CO adoption is finalized. This is normal, and you shouldn’t feel ashamed of anything you may be feeling. 

Another important part of taking care of your mental health is sharing your feelings. Whether this is with a loved one, one of our counselors from our adoption agency, or through journaling, it’s important. Remember that we are here for you even after your adoption is finalized. If you need help, don’t be afraid to reach out. You may not feel comfortable sharing these feelings with your loved ones. That’s okay. If you are comfortable talking to a counselor, reach out to us, and we can connect you with someone. Another alternative is to journal your feelings. Even just writing down what you feel can help relieve you of these negative emotions. Journaling can also help you work through what you’re feeling and better understand your emotions. 

Explaining the Adoption Process to Loved Ones

One process that can be extremely difficult and continue to bring up negative feelings is explaining the process to others. Hopefully, most of your loved ones are already aware of your plans, but there are always some who aren’t. Extended family may not know the details of your unplanned pregnancy plan. Some may be confused when they see you after the pregnancy because you don’t have a child with you. They may be disoriented if they only heard of your pregnancy and not your adoption plan

It can be difficult to share this personal decision with a lot of people. However, this process and questioning will likely continue until all your loved ones know. It may be easier to send a letter or email explaining your decision to place your baby for adoption. Although this may sound impersonal, if this sounds like the best option for you, don’t feel bad. You need to do what is best for you. 

Getting Back to School, Work, or Hobbies

It can also be difficult to get back to school, work, or your hobbies from pre-pregnancy. There may be people in these areas of your life asking about your pregnancy and the baby. Again, do what is best for you in these situations. Although it may be difficult to get yourself to go out and about, it will be good for you. 

During your pregnancy, you may want to come up with a post-pregnancy plan as well as an adoption plan. If you compile a list of things you want to do after birth, you can keep busy. This will help you adjust and move forward with your life. It may be difficult to get back to school, work or hobbies, but this will help you adjust. 

Adjusting to Life After Adoption

If you need help adjusting to life after your adoption is finalized, Adoption Choices of Colorado can help. Don’t be afraid to reach out. We are here for you throughout your entire journey, even after finalization. We can help you at any point in your adoption journey anywhere in Colorado. 

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

How to Choose a Colorado Closed Adoption

How to Choose a Colorado Closed Adoption

By David Seamonson

Private adoption Colorado narrows down to three options: Open, semi-open, and closed adoption. Each one of these options offers different benefits to birth mothers and determines how the adoption process will begin and how the result of the adoption plan will end up. To help you know more about one of the adoption types, we at  Adoption Choices of Colorado will focus specifically on closed adoption, what it allows for each side of the adoption process to do, and what responsibilities they will have.

A closed adoption is the only adoption option that leaves each side of the adoption unknown to the other. This means that you will not get to meet the adopting family, but you will be able to select 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.

What is a Colorado Closed Adoption?

A closed adoption is a choice to not have any future contact with your child after the adoption process is completed. Many birth mothers choose this option. They want to remain out of their child’s lives because they could be seen as a burden. This could also be because birth mothers want to move on with their lives. Whatever your reason for selecting a closed adoption is up to you, but the decision is final when the adoption plan is set and both sides agree to the terms.

Unlike an open or semi-open adoption, you will not be able to see your child again, which is something that birth mothers seem to fear. Regardless, we will help you through this decision and help you find a great family that would love to take care of your child and love them as their own.

Will I be able to Select the Adoptive Family?

Regardless of which adoption option you pick, you can choose the adopting family since we want you to have as much control over the process as possible. You will have multiple families shown to you by the adoption agencies that give profiles on each family. These families have also selected the closed adoption option to understand your needs. Unfortunately, you will not be able to see the names of the family members. Still, you will be able to see the household research that shows some of their interests, such as Religion, age, professions, general location of their home, and many other things to help you feel comfortable about your choice in adoption.

Throughout this process, you will be able to have certain care provided to you, such as emotional support with our adoption experts, financial support for hospital visits, and comfort knowing that you can move on after the pregnancy. Adoption Choices of Colorado is here to help you through a Private adoption in Colorado and make a closed adoption an easy decision for you to make.

What the Process is Like for the Adoptive Family

From the view of an adopting family, this can be a great opportunity. They will submit their response to a series of household questions to help you decide whether they are a good fit for your child, and then they will be put into the system to be shown to you. When a family is looking into closed adoption, they are on the same page as you. They do not want to be in contact with the birth mother because they want their child to be their own. This may come from the fear that you would come back to take your baby back which is why this option fits them so well. 

When the birth mother has chosen the adoption family, they will work with the adoption agency to finalize the adoption plan. They will follow that plan until the pregnancy is over, and then they will become the official parents of the child.

Choosing a Closed Adoption with Adoption Choices of Colorado

While this is the form of adoption that most people know about, it certainly is not the only one. Closed adoptions are beneficial to birth mothers in a place where they are not certain how their lives will turn out. They do not know if they would have been able to take care of their baby, and we want to provide the best security we can. A closed adoption is one of the best ways to leave the past behind you and to allow the adopting family peace of mind where they know their baby will always be theirs.

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.

Can you change your mind if you give your baby up for adoption in Colorado?

Can you change your mind if you give your baby up for adoption in Colorado?

By Connor Shelton

Choosing to place a child up for adoption can be incredibly stressful and leave you flooded with questions. As a birth mother, you might wonder about the adoption types and what role a birth father plays in the adoption. We’re more than glad to answer those questions and ones you’re more hesitant to share. Typically, these involve doubts about your character and if you’re making the right choice. However, it all typically culminates in one of the most common questions we receive about the adoption process. “Can I change my mind after I decide to give a baby up for adoption?” If this thought is going through your head, here’s what you need to know when considering a private adoption in Colorado.

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

Is It Wrong To Change My Mind About Adoption?

Before we even consider the rules of adoption and how it can be reversed, we need to make one thing clear. You are completely justified in your choice to place a baby up for adoption and to change your mind. This is your baby, so it’s perfectly understandable that you wouldn’t want to let them go, even if adoption is the best option for them. Questioning whether adoption is the right choice can be startling, but it’s good to reevaluate your capability to raise the child. And if you find adoption isn’t right for you or your child, that’s perfectly fine.

Can I Change My Mind About a CO Adoption Before My Child Is Born?

To state it bluntly, yes. You can change your mind about adoption in Colorado before your child is born because the child is still yours. Even if you’ve planned out the whole adoption process and established who you want the child to go to, you still have parental rights. You retain them up until you sign final relinquishment papers. And before you ask, no, you’re not likely to have signed final relinquishment papers without your knowledge. Such documents are only presented after birth.

Because you are the mother of the child, you don’t need to sign any papers upon canceling the adoption. We’ll handle the termination process and notify the adoptive parents that you’ve decided to raise your child. Don’t feel too guilty about the disrupted adoption. We won’t feel betrayed by your decision, and the adoptive parents will no doubt be paired with another birth mother looking to adopt out her child.

Can I Change My Mind About Adoption After My Child Is Born?

Upon the termination of your parental rights, you cannot change your mind about adoption. It’s set in stone. This can be hard to process, but it’s important you know these things now while you’re considering your adoption options, so you don’t get hurt later in the process. As you take a moment to let this sink in, know that we offer counselors to comfort you after birth. They’re not just there to help you process your choice but also ease you during the cathartic period after birth.

While you aren’t allowed to reclaim your child after you terminate your parental rights, you still have the option to see them. If you choose an open or semi-open adoption, you can set ground rules with the adoptive parents over what kind of contact you’ll have with them. You can determine how frequently you can write to your child or receive pictures of them as they grow up. It’s a small caveat in this difficult process that tests your strength as a person, but it goes a long way in easing any pain you might have surrounding your decision. 

What If I’m Not Certain That a Private Adoption in Colorado Is Right For Me Throughout The Adoption Process?

It’s no secret that the Colorado adoption process can be a rollercoaster of emotions. You’re choosing to give your child away to someone you likely don’t know, and that’s scary. The best thing to do in this situation is to talk to someone. This can be anyone: your birth counselor, another mom who went through the adoption process, or even any other adoption professional. Communicating with people who have experienced the entire adoption process can help alleviate any doubts you have. It can help you understand and decipher your feelings in a way that will put you at ease with your choices. There might still be uncertainty, but you’ll be able to trust your intuition as you go through the process. And if you have doubts, we’ll help guide 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.

Why adoption still carries so much stigma?

Why adoption still carries so much stigma?

By Anna Keller

Are you looking to customize an adoption plan because of an unplanned pregnancy? Are you unsure whether placing your baby for adoption is the right choice? Everyone’s circumstances are different. Only you can decide whether that choice is right for you and your baby. Although adoption has existed for a long time, there are, unfortunately, still some heavy stigmas attached to it. This negative outlook on adoption often prevents birth mothers from going through with it.  

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

What will CO Adoption look like?  

Adoption Choices of Colorado is an agency that is dedicated to guiding pregnant women through their adoption process and figuring out which family to match their baby with. But beyond that, they offer counseling services during pregnancy, support during delivery, and care after your placement. Reasons for adoption vary from person to person, but ultimately, all reasons share something in common. The birth mother cannot provide for her child, so she finds someone who can in good faith. Private Adoption Colorado will help a birth mother with every obstacle she faces in her journey. However, despite all the support put in place to help women navigate the often challenging terrain of adoption in Colorado, stigma still is attached.  

Stigmas About Birth Mothers 

One common stigma is that mothers place their baby up for adoption because they do not love them. This could not be further from the truth. On the contrary, birth mothers love their unborn children so much that they sacrifice parenting for their children to have more fulfilling lives. Because birth mothers are unable to provide parental care themselves, they turn to an agency to help them find someone who can. Private Adoption Colorado will help them with that process.  

Another mostly untrue stigma is that after the adoption process is complete, birth mothers will never see or hear from their children again. This only rings true for closed adoptions, which are not very common. A far more popular route is open or semi-open adoption, which includes contact at all stages of the pregnancy and even after birth. The level of contact varies from family to family, but ultimately, you will not be ‘cut off’ from your child. Private Adoption Colorado agency ensures that you will select the level of communication with your family that is right for you.  

Another stigma about birth mothers is that they are all ‘emotionally unstable teenagers.’ Statistically, this is not true. Most women giving their children up for adoption are in their twenties, giving this choice plenty of thought.  

Stigmas About Adoptive Children  

One such stigma about adoption options is that an adopted child will never know they are adopted. It makes more sense for the family to tell the child at an early age they are adopted. This ensures that the child grows up, realizing it is normal. It also strengthens the connection between the parents and the child through honest communication. If a child is not told they are adopted until they are much older, this can negatively affect their relationship with their adoptive parents. That is why it is important for adoptive parents to be clear and honest with their child about where they come from.  

Another one is that adopted children are more emotionally ‘troubled’ than children who are not adopted. This is an easy myth to fall back on because it is convenient to use the excuse that a child is troubled because of a lack of stability at home. This actually shifts into a much larger issue concerning the stigma. However, statistically speaking, adopted children demonstrate no diversity from normal levels of well-being and self-esteem as opposed to non-adopted children.  

Stigmas About Adoptive Couples and Difficulty  

Another harmful stigma is that only the ‘ideal’ couple can adopt a child. Simply put, this is false. There is no such thing as the ‘ideal’ couple. You don’t have to be a couple at all. If you are single and can provide for a child, you have just as much of an opportunity as anybody else to adopt. You don’t even have to be young.  

Lastly, there is a stigma about adoption being too ‘difficult’ and not ‘worth it. While it is true that adoption is not an easy process. It doesn’t have to completely deplete you of all your emotional energy. Furthermore, it doesn’t have to be a solo ride. Adoption agencies in Colorado such as this one are ready to help pair you with an ideal family for your child.  

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

Fears about giving up a baby for adoption in Colorado

Fears about giving up a baby for adoption in Colorado

By David Seamonson

While it is not publicized frequently, there are many fears that birth mothers feel when looking into adoption. Determining what is going through your head and finding solutions to these questions will make this process go much more smoothly. Birth mothers come from many different walks of life, and each time they are placing their baby for adoption, it is one of their final options. Adoption is not always a birth mother’s first option, but it is one of the options that can help them in the future. We will identify a few of the fears that may wreak havoc on birth mothers in this process to make the adoption process easier for you.

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

I’ll be forced into a decision I am uncomfortable with

Dealing with a human child is difficult, especially when you do not know if your child will be happy in the future. You are most likely worried about what is right for you and what will be best for your baby. Adoption agencies have experts that can help you through the adoption process and provide you navigate the adoption options provided through private adoptions in Colorado.

The adoption process is run entirely by you. When you call us, an adoption specialist will provide you with information relevant to your adoption and give you emotional support through the process. The goal of the adoption specialists is to make you comfortable through this process and guide you to great families that meet your qualifications.

Are the adopting families trustworthy?

If you are concerned about the families that could be adopting your child and if they can properly support them, then you shouldn’t be worrying. The families that want to adopt your child have gone through classes in parenting, have passed household testing, and adoption agencies have verified their homes to support a child.

Closed adoption is the only option

When some birth mothers think of adoption, they misunderstand the options they can choose from. Private adoption in Colorado has three different adoption options. Only one of those options is a closed adoption. In a closed adoption, the birth mother gives their baby up for adoption and will see their child. The other two adoption options are open adoption and semi-open adoption. These types of adoptions can help you go through the adoption process because you can see your child growing up and how they are being properly cared for by the adopting family.

I’m too young to be giving up a baby for adoption

If you are facing an unexpected pregnancy situation and do not see yourself getting out of it, you can start the adoption process regardless of age. Birth mothers come of various ages, and if you become pregnant, private adoption agencies can help you through the process.

I will regret giving my baby up for adoption

It is very likely that you will regret the decision to place your baby up for adoption, but adoption agencies aim to reduce the burden. Adoption specialists are educated and know how to make the adoption decision ahead of you easier. They can provide emotional support if you need it as well as adoption options. There have been cases where birth mothers that choose an open or semi-open adoption have an easier time recovering from placing their child up for adoption.

The adoption options are available to make you feel more at ease with your decision. It gives you a better possibility of feeling like your decision made moving on easier so you feel you can move on with your life.

Acknowledging fears

Adoption is a difficult process for many birth mothers. However, the process is made to help put you at ease and the fears going through your head. The adopting family will be great; you are in control of the adoption process and selecting the adoption options, and regardless of your situation, adoption agents are available 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.

Can I Place a 2nd or 3rd Baby for Adoption?

Can I Place a 2nd or 3rd Baby for Adoption?

By Kaitlyn Chrisemer

You may find yourself unexpectedly pregnant again after already going through this once or twice. After choosing adoption, you may be considering adoption again this time. Likely, your beliefs and feelings about unplanned pregnancy options haven’t changed much. If you’re looking into a private Colorado adoption, we can help. Adoption Choices of Colorado is here to help birth mothers with CO adoptions regardless of their circumstances. If this is your first or if you’ve already placed a baby for adoption, we’re here for you. Regardless of whether this is your 2nd or 3rd baby up for adoption, know that adoption is always a choice.

Can I Place Another Baby with the Same Family?

The main question you may be wondering about is if you can place another baby with the same adoptive family. The answer is a tentative yes. We’ll get into several different factors later, but the simple answer is yes. It is possible to place another baby for adoption with the same adoptive family you’ve already placed a child with. 

Benefits of Placing Another Baby with the Same Family

There are a few reasons you may be considering placing another baby with the same adoptive family. One is that the children will grow up as biological siblings. This may give them a sense of comfort and belonging with one another as they grow up. In addition, navigating the world as an adopted child can be difficult and confusing. It may help to have each other as an anchor as they process what can sometimes be difficult feelings. 

Another benefit is that you’ve already selected and worked with this family. If you felt comfortable enough with them to place one child there, why not another? Placing them with the same family will ensure that you feel confident they’ll be loved and cared for. Finding an adoptive family you feel is right for your child can be hard. Doing so more than once can prove even more difficult. This way, you won’t have to scour potential adoptive families until you find one you feel good about. 

Contacting the Adoptive Family

If you are already in contact with the adoptive family, feel free to reach out and ask them what they think. However, if you aren’t in contact with the family, we can help. We can reach out if your first adoption was a private adoption in Colorado with our agency. Our records will tell us which family you worked with before, and we can contact them. If your first adoption was with a different agency and you aren’t in contact with the adoptive family, that’s okay. Reach out to the adoption agency and explain your situation. They’ll be able to help. 

Communicating and Planning with the Adoptive Family

It’s important to understand that the adoptive family may not be ready to raise another child. If they don’t feel able to adopt this new baby, we can help you find another wonderful adoptive family. Being ready to adopt one child doesn’t mean they’ll be looking to adopt more. 

However, if they are ready and willing to adopt the new baby, there is planning to be done. You should communicate with them and ensure everyone is on the same page. Make an adoption plan for this baby with their help. Planning can help the adoption process go smoothly and ensure everyone is comfortable. 

Additionally, if you want visitations, ensure they know this and are okay with it. Make an agreement with the family so that boundaries aren’t blurry and lines aren’t crossed. If you plan to stay in contact with and visit the kids, ensure you don’t show preferential treatment. You should spend the same, or about the same, time with each kid and make sure one doesn’t feel neglected. This could feel like a second abandonment and make them think you don’t care for them as much. 

Choosing Adoption Again with Adoption Choices of Colorado

If you want help with a private adoption in Colorado, reach out. We will do our best to make sure you are comfortable throughout the process. If you want to place another baby with the same adoptive family, we will try to make it happen. Although we can’t guarantee anything because of uncontrollable factors, we can promise we’ll take care of 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.

Counseling and Assistance for Unplanned Pregnancy 

Counseling and Assistance for Unplanned Pregnancy 

By Anna Keller

Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy and unsure of your next move, even with other children already? Charting your adoption process may seem difficult, but Adoption Choices of Colorado agencies are here to help. Adoption agencies in Colorado like this one offer specialized plans that meet your individual needs. In addition, this Colorado adoption agency offers all-around-the-clock counseling and assistance for birth mothers. Counseling can come in handy when grappling with the emotional side of your adoption plan, and adoption in Colorado doesn’t have to be complicated.  

CO Adoption can be made simple with the private adoption in Colorado agency guiding you through each process step. Your adoption options are expansive, even if you have more than one child. Placing your baby for adoption doesn’t have to be scary. With agencies like this one, you are in good hands. You might have chosen adoption because you aren’t equipped to parent another child, which is valid. Regardless of your reason, placing your baby up for adoption is far from uncommon after already having children. It’s very normal. Some birth mothers already have enough on their plate with one child or two and cannot tackle anymore. That is perfectly fine. We are here to help you that placing your next baby up for adoption is just as acceptable as if it were your first.  

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

Implications of Having a Child 

If your pregnancy is unplanned, there are serious implications to think about. You may find yourself in a position where you are financially ill-equipped to add another dependent. This is a real reason to consider an adoption plan. Along with the financial responsibilities, you may also consider your emotional capabilities. This is especially true if you already have children. These are realities many women faced with an unplanned pregnancy must consider. There are many other reasons a birth mother may place their next baby up. One reason is that they may not have a substantial relationship with the birth father. This can have financial implications. Adoption is a real choice if you are not financially able to raise another child and do not have the support of the birth father.  

You may be wondering whether you want to do an open or closed adoption with the adoptive family. Having children already affects this decision, so the adoption agency will go over your options with you and help you come to a decision. It is also crucial to remember that the financial responsibilities of a child are eighteen years at the bare minimum. Not every birth mother will be able to commit to that, regardless of whether they have other children or not.  

Telling Your Other Children (If Applicable) 

One important step in the adoption process is ensuring your older children are included in your plan. First, discuss with them the plan. Telling them that you are going to place your baby up for adoption is necessary because otherwise, they will wonder what happened to the baby. While they may have questions, there is nothing that should stop you from being open and honest with your children and explaining the truth. Some ideas to support family discussions include movies, youtube, or visiting your public library for reading materials. These can help guide conversations with children. If you are not able to care for your unborn child, then say that. Your other children may be more understanding than you think.  

You may worry about how your other children will react. What if they aren’t understanding? What if they ask questions you don’t know how to answer? Whatever obstacles come up along your adoption journey, the agency will help you side-step them. You do not need to be afraid of the unknown because the agency will prepare you for any challenge you may face. Your reason for placing your baby for adoption can vary anywhere from sexual assault to financial instability or even an inability to emotionally or physically accommodate a third child. Whatever the reason, the agency will not discriminate against you and is only here to help you. 

Jumping Through the Hurdles  

Private Adoption Colorado will assist you in forming a plan that works best for your family. Since every family is different, each plan will be different. Your job is to demonstrate patience towards yourself and your adoptive family as you work together through each step of the process. Private Adoption Colorado not only offers twenty-four-hour counseling services, but they also validate whatever reason you have for choosing adoption. You do not have to go through this by yourself. The agency will equip you with the tools you need to piece together your unique, individual adoption plan.  

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.

Can I Have a Family After Placing a Baby for Adoption?

Can I Have a Family After Placing a Baby for Adoption?

By Kaitlyn Chrisemer

Adoption is one of the main options for women who find themselves unexpectedly pregnant and aren’t ready for a family. If you aren’t ready to raise a child when you find out you’re pregnant, adoption may be the path for you. However, many women struggle with guilt when placing their baby for adoption – especially if they eventually want a family. 

Many women who consider adoption during an unplanned pregnancy want kids, but not at this point in their lives. A lot of these women aren’t ready to have a family but would like one later in life. This can cause some women to feel guilty for placing their child for adoption once they get older. When a woman who placed a child for adoption begins to consider having a family, feelings of guilt may arise. We at Adoption Choices of Colorado are here to help you throughout your adoption journey.

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

Adoption Guilt

If you feel guilty about placing a baby for adoption, don’t worry. Your feelings are normal. Throughout pregnancy and the adoption process, you’ll likely experience many emotions. At Adoption Choices of Colorado, we have counselors who can help you at any point in your journey. They can help you work through your feelings and begin moving on after adoption finalization. 

Our adoption agencies want to take care of you and your needs throughout this difficult time. We want to make sure you remember why you chose adoption and felt it was the best option. Although negative feelings are common after placing your baby up for adoption, we want to help you overcome these emotions. You shouldn’t feel held back from anything because of this decision. 

You may feel like you gave up on your child when you placed them for adoption, but that’s not the case. By adopting out your baby, you let them be loved and cared for in a way you weren’t ready to do. You gave them a good life when you knew you wouldn’t have been able to provide them with one yourself. Placing a baby for adoption is a selfless, caring act on the part of the birth mother. Choosing adoption is not giving up, and it does not mean you can’t have kids in the future.

How Can I Have a Family After Adoption?

If you feel like you can’t have a family of your own after placing your child for adoption, reach out to us. Post-adoption counseling is available for private adoptions in Colorado. We want to make sure that you are content and comfortable with your CO adoption

You may not have been ready for kids when you chose adoption. However, that doesn’t mean you can never have a family. Remember that circumstances can change over time. Just because you weren’t ready then doesn’t mean you never will be. 

Placing a baby for adoption is difficult and takes a lot of strength. Knowing that you aren’t ready to raise a child takes a lot of self-awareness and compassion. However, placing your child for adoption allows them to have a better life than you could’ve given them. If later in life you feel able to raise a child of your own, don’t let guilt from your past stop you. 

Moving On After Adoption

Contact us if you’re experiencing difficulty moving on after placing your baby for adoption. We have private adoption agencies throughout Colorado with resources to help. At Adoption Choices of Colorado, our agencies and counselors want to help with your adoption journey no matter where you are in it. If you’re considering adoption and need information, we’d be happy to talk to you. If you want to make an adoption plan, we can help guide you as you make these important decisions. Even if you have finalized the adoption and need help moving on, we can help. 

During this difficult and emotional time, it’s important to remember why you chose adoption. If you believe adoption is the best path for you and the child, don’t let yourself feel bad about this decision. You should never feel bad or guilty for doing your best. In the future, you may feel that you’re ready to raise a child. Don’t doubt yourself because you previously decided to place a child for adoption. Mothers who place a child for adoption can still be wonderful parents later in 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.

Telling Your Loved Ones about Adoption

Telling Your Loved Ones about Adoption

By Melissa Camacho

You are waiting to tell your friends and family about placing your baby for adoption. So many things pop up in your mind, such as the right time, who will be disappointed, or being misjudged. Our adoption professionals at Adoption Choices of Colorado understand it can be a very challenging situation. Informing your loved ones about your decision for CO adoption can be one of them. It just takes time and effort.

No one should interfere with your right to choose adoption in Colorado because it’s a situation you need to manage. We provide you with as much advice and encouragement to break through your birth mother’s fears. The best way to explain your situation is by starting with the most important information about your 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.

How to Address Reactions and Misconceptions From Your Loved Ones About Adoption 

There is no reason without cause, right? You are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, and you are facing difficult circumstances. It’s a birth mother’s priority to manage her pregnancy. Due to unforeseen events or circumstances, it was the best decision for you to explore adoption options. Help your friends and family understand that you are doing what’s right for you and your child.

However, your loved ones may be worried that you are unable to manage an unplanned pregnancy on your own. 

Certain reactions you can expect from your friends and family include:

  • Feeling you just panicked 
  • Thinking you don’t want to take on responsibilities 
  • Worrying your child will feel abandoned
  • Wondering if you may go through birth mother grief or loss

These reactions can be expected because your loved ones may care about you and your child’s well-being. In some cases, their reactions may also come from misconceptions about adoption. Some people think adoption sets a bad example for birth mothers. One reason can be the misconception that adoption is quitting or not wanting to take care of your child.

Advise your friends and family that your decision to place your baby up for adoption may reduce your stress and anxiety. You can reassure them that a private adoption Colorado agency will provide you with assistance during the adoption process. Explain to them the type of benefits available to birth mothers in need, such as financial assistance, housing, and counseling. Therefore, you are not alone.

Let your loved ones also know that adoption is not giving up or a laid-back excuse. Adoption is caring for and loving a child in a birth mother’s absence with an adoptive family. However, the birth mother is legally part of her child’s growth and development through adoption.

Explain How Adoption Choices of Colorado will Help You

You can describe how Adoption Choices of Colorado will help you manage your pregnancy. The first thing you will need to do is reach out to one of our adoption agencies in Colorado. An adoption specialist will guide you through the steps to create an adoption plan. There are multiple adoption options that are built to accommodate every birth mother’s needs. It depends on the severity of your situation and the type of support you are looking for.

Our job is to empathetically help birth mothers take the necessary steps to achieve that goal by:

  • Offering financial assistance to help with monthly expenses, such as utilities, medical, food, transportation, housing, and education
  • Providing monthly support counseling and mental health therapy with an adoption counselor
  • Assisting birth mothers in searching for the best adoptive family through our waiting families profile page

Our assistance programs aim to support birth mothers’ needs to help balance their work, activities, and personal life during and after their pregnancy. We also provide Post-Placement Support for our birth mothers on the second Monday of every month. Our Post-Placement Support program assists birth mothers during their post-adoption phase with extended counseling and financial assistance. These are all essential and positive adoption outcomes you can relay to your family and friends.

Your Adoption Options are Secure with Adoption Choices of Colorado!

It’s not always easy for a birth mother to open up to her loved ones about choosing adoption. Adoption professionals at our private adoption Colorado agencies know it takes time to process and feels confident about your decision. Above all, you are working with Adoption Choices of Colorado to ease you through an unexpected pregnancy. 

As a responsible birth mother, your primary goal isn’t to satisfy other people’s perceptions about motherhood or adoption. Your primary goal is to do what you feel is right for you and your baby, depending on your situation. If you need further guidance in opening up about your decision, seek advice from our counseling services.

Adoption is a choice a birth mother makes to move an unexpected situation in a better direction. 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.

Fears Birth Mothers Have about Adoption

Fears Birth Mothers Have about Adoption

By Anna Keller

Are you a woman in Colorado who’s facing an unplanned pregnancy? Have you decided that placing your baby for adoption is your best option? Are you unsure of where to start with your adoption plan? Adoption options in Colorado are much more individualized than you may have anticipated. However, Adoption Choices of Colorado is an organization that offers the answers to all your questions about fears birth mothers might have, and we understand that no two plans are the same.  

But what will your specific adoption process look like? That depends on the type of family you wish to find for your baby. Private Adoption Colorado is here to help you navigate the process. Adopting in Colorado may sound daunting, but it can be easy when paired with the right specialist. This Colorado adoption agency can help you tailor your experience to find exactly what your baby needs. Private Adoption Colorado ensures you will receive ample assistance finding the right family that meets your needs.  

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

Fears of Putting Baby Up for Adoption 

To place your baby up for adoption is to demonstrate a powerful love. Just because you are not equipped to parent a child does not mean you do not love them. Private Adoption Colorado will help remind you that although you are not ready to be a mother, you are more than capable of finding the right family for your baby.  

One natural fear women working with this CO Adoption agency may have whether the family they pick to adopt their child will love them as their own. You may be worried that the family you pick may appear to check off all the right boxes but will be unable to put their parenting skills to the test. This completely normal and valid fear is exactly why Adoption Choices of Colorado is here to help you. The agency offers a thorough matching process, where the birth mother reveals what she is looking for in a family. This includes anything from religious beliefs to how emotionally secure the family is. Ultimately, birth mothers want the family to be able to connect with their child. They want this connection to surpass the basic survival threshold and the child to thrive.  

The agency is here to tell you that this is all possible. Due to the detail of the matching process, birth mothers have an ample selection of families to choose from. There are more families that want to adopt than birth mothers who want to place their babies up for adoption. As a result, the odds are in your favor. You have plenty of options to choose from. The likelihood of finding a loving family for your baby is very high.  

You’re in Control of Your Adoption Plan

Adoption is a serious thing, and families who undergo the process of adoption do not take it lightly. It is expensive for families, and many women who wish to adopt have tried to bear their children for years. However, these women, and families, are more than prepared to parent your baby. While no two birth plans look alike, they all share one thing: families are excited to adopt. While it is natural that birth mothers worry about this, biology is not necessary to foster a special bond. Adoptive families take this process just as seriously as you do. The connection between parent and child, regardless of blood, is uniquely beautiful.  

Additionally, you, as the birth mother, assume the driver’s seat for the entire duration of this process. You call the shots and decide which family you feel most comfortable with. You control where your baby ends up. The agency’s goal is to help you chart this difficult life transition.  

How to Create Your an Adoption Plan 

The agency’s website offers some tips on creating your adoption plan. One example is writing down your boundaries on paper, so you don’t forget them. Creating boundaries is crucial for your adoption plan. It can be easy to get swept up in the charm of a family and forget about your boundaries. Consequently, you may find yourself agreeing to a family without having strictly talked about your limits for your child. Another helpful reminder is that this process must not be rushed. It may feel as though you must have everything sorted out before your due date, but that is only a myth.  

In our agency, you will not only find a family that meets your criteria, but with whom you can connect personally. There are many families out there that try for years to adopt before finding a birth mother. How fortunate is it that you have such a large pool of options to choose from at any point during your pregnancy? It may feel overwhelming, but you do not have to make this journey alone. The Colorado adoption agency will connect you with a mentor who will help you tackle the emotional side of this journey. You have nothing to fear, even if you are only in the beginning stages of your adoption processPrivate Adoption Colorado is here to help. 

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.

CO Adoption Misconceptions

CO Adoption Misconceptions

By David Seamonson

Adoption has many unknowns, and it is hard to get past that when considering placing your baby for adoption. However, there are many mothers that are facing an unplanned pregnancy, and there are many families out there that want to help you and your child. Therefore, when considering a Private adoption in Colorado, you should know a little more about adoption. Adoption is a confusing time for many families, there are many CO adoption misconceptions. We will provide you with some clarifications that should help you through this process. At Adoption Choices of Colorado, there are many families that are looking to adopt your child, and we want to help you through this process. If you need adoption help now, please call or text us at 303-670-4673 (HOPE) or visit us at Adoption Choices of Colorado.

1. I can’t decide who will adopt my child

Adoption agencies make this decision easier for you and outline your options based on what you feel comfortable with. This decision begins with deciding which adoption option would fit your needs. There are three main options: open adoption, closed adoption, and semi-adoption. Each allows for different selections of an adopting family.

  • Open adoptions allow you to select and meet the adopting family. Then, you can create a contract with them to determine what works best for you.
  • Semi-open adoptions do not allow you to meet the family, but you will be able to view the household research provided to you by adopting agents.
  • Closed adoptions have the adoption agency choose the best family for you so that you do not have to worry about selections for your baby.

2. I won’t be able to see my child after the adoption

This is dependent on which adoption option you choose. In a closed adoption, you will not be able to see your child again. Other than that, the other two adoption options open the door to seeing your child. In an open adoption, you can make an adoption plan with the adopting family so that you could meet with your child in the future and be part of their life if you both can agree upon this. In a semi-closed adoption, you will not be able to meet the adopting family, but you will still be able to see your child grow up through pictures that the family can supply you.

3. The adoption specialist can’t help me

This is not true. Adopting agents are experienced in adoption law and building adoption plans. They can help determine the best fit for your child based on your preferences. An adoption specialist has knowledge in communicating between families and determining families that can properly care for a child. They have conducted household research on each of the families that have applied for adoption and will be able to share their thoughts if you need their help. These people have helped many mothers through an unplanned pregnancy, and they will be able to help you through these difficult decisions.

4. What if adoption isn’t right for me?

This may be the case, but a family is out there that can support, care for, and love your child. Adoption is not for one singular person since it is here to help in cases of unwanted or unplanned pregnancies. When these are the cases, you need to look at what you can provide for a child. Can you feed your child, spend time with your child, and be there in times of need? Adoption is open to everyone because there are families out there that can support your child and want to help. Adoption agents ensure that adopting families have an income that can support a child and have the time to raise your child into a great person.

How can Adoption Choices of Colorado help me?

Adoption brings on complicated thoughts, but when it comes down to it, people are available to help you through the process. Private adoption in Colorado places you in control of the adoption process, and any adoption agent will guide you to a family that will be an excellent choice for your child. If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and want to learn more about your adoption options, contact Adoption Choices of Colorado by email, phone, or text: Email Us, Text us: 720-371-1099, Call us: 303-670-4673 (HOPE). If you are hoping to adopt, please contact us here.

What if I don’t need any support through the adoption process in Colorado?

What if I don’t need any support through the adoption process in Colorado?

By Melissa Camacho

As a birth mother placing your baby for adoption, we understand you don’t want to feel forced or pressured to apply for all our services. Every birth mother goes through different situations and has different needs. Adoption Choices of Colorado assists as you request throughout the adoption process. We work to accommodate your needs with as much help as you desire from our adoption agencies in Colorado. Choosing adoption in Colorado, you can customize your adoption plan according to your preferences. We welcome you to a safe and flexible adoption journey. No matter how little or small you want your adoption options. We will help you receive the whatever level of adoption support you need.

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

Do I Need to be Informed of Adoption Benefits Even If I’m Not Interested?

As a professional private adoption Colorado agency, we must inform all birth mothers about our assistance programs. We still want to show you how we care for our birth mothers’ needs. It is important for any birth mother to be oriented about how we diligently and empathetically serve our adoption community. Moreover, we strategically spread the words of our mission and purpose to assist all birth mothers in need. For instance, you may know another birth mother experiencing an unplanned pregnancy with different needs. You can refer her or other birth mothers to Adoption Choices of Colorado for assistance. Regardless of the level of assistance, we educate our birth mothers about the quality of our services. 

 Are there Adoption Agency Requirements I Should Be Aware of?

Even though you don’t need to subscribe to all of our services, it is our responsibility to keep you aware of our legal requirements. We must adhere to our Co adoption requirements to keep our adoption services operating for our birth mothers in Colorado. The following requirements you can be aware of in your adoption plan include:

Home Safety During and After Birth Delivery 

We must know about your living conditions during your pregnancy. It is important for a birth mother to be residing in a safe and warm home environment. If not, we can assist with housing with our private adoption Colorado agency.

Birth Father Rights

You don’t need to include the birth father, friends, or family in support of your adoption plan. However, if the birth father is the birth mother’s husband, he has a right to know under CO adoption laws. In addition, the birth father may claim parental rights through an attorney. You can also request an attorney if you wish to proceed with adoption placement for your baby.

Home Study and Inclusivity in Choosing an Adoptive Family

You are entitled to choose any type of adoptive family you want to adopt your baby. In choosing an adoptive family, we are legally required to let you know we are an inclusive adoption agency. Therefore, you have a wide range of adoption options for selecting an adoptive family from a diverse adoption community. This includes married couples, single parents, same-sex, and LGBT + adoption. 

 We have a waiting families profile page where you can browse through photos and learn about their family values. A home study process is required for the adoptive family to undergo background checks and be interviewed by a home study caseworker. Our adoption agency requires this to ensure the safety and well-being of your child.

Our Priority as a Leading Adoption Agency is To Serve You!

We acknowledge the level of your situation in creating an adoption plan. One of our goals is to be open to all types of adoption situations. Our diverse, professional licensed staff is available to help filter your needs in your adoption journey. Contact our adoption agencies in Colorado to place a baby up for adoption. Have a list of everything you need for us to provide you with your needs in less time. If you need further help in customizing your adoption plan, feel free to consult your adoption specialist. Remember, you can still learn about our adoption options and link other birth mothers to our adoption agency. We have offices located throughout Denver, Colorado Springs, and Boulder.

Choosing Adoption Choices of Colorado is your first choice to get instant access to our adoption services. 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.

Why Are People Afraid of Adoption?

Why Are People Afraid of Adoption?

By Kaitlyn Chrisemer

When you find out you’re pregnant unexpectedly, it’s normal to be scared. Some might wonder why are people afraid of adoption? You have many different options, but making a decision can be scary too. Some or all of your choices for pathways moving forward may make you nervous. You might feel afraid when considering all of your available options. Adoption may be one path that scares you when you think about it. This is normal, but with more information, we at Adoption Choices of Colorado hope to ease your nerves. If you feel that adoption is the best choice for you and your child, don’t let fear sway your decision. Our adoption agencies want to help give you the information you need to make this difficult and emotional choice. 

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

Why Birth Mothers are Afraid of Adoption

Considering placing a baby for adoption can be scary. Birth mothers might be afraid of adoption for a few different reasons. However, Adoption Choices of Colorado hopes to provide information about private adoption, making it seem less scary. 

The first main reason a BM might be scared of adoption is the judgment or lack of support from family. If a woman is experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and her loved ones are against adoption, she may feel cornered. Pregnancy can be very emotional, and birth mothers need a strong support system throughout the process. A woman may feel like she will lose members of her support system for making a decision they disagree with. This could lead her away from choosing adoption, even if she believes it is the best option. 

Another main reason a birth mother might fear adoption is if she thinks she’ll regret her decision later. If a BM thinks she may want to keep her child after birth, she may be hesitant to consider adoption. Adoption is final after the finalization paperwork is signed. Some women may feel grief after the finalization because they won’t be able to see their child again. Others may be put off from fearing they’ll feel guilty after the adoption is finalized. 

While these fears are valid, we encourage birth mothers to consider what they believe would be best for the child. At our private adoption agencies throughout Colorado, we always want to think about what would be best for the child. We want your child to have the best life possible with you or an adoptive family. We’re here for you to help you make this choice and support you no matter what your decision is. 

Why are Prospective Adoptive Families Afraid of Adoption?

Families looking to adopt a child may also have their fair share of fears. The main fear that potential adoptive families generally have is that there are so many unknowns. In addition, some people fear that the child’s birth family will eventually want to get in contact with the child. This can be scary for adoptive families because it may feel like they’re losing their child to the birth family. 

Another unknown that can make adoptive families hesitant is the child’s uncertain medical history. However, no one can truly know their whole family’s medical history, even when they’re biologically related. There are intricacies and abnormalities, no matter what. Plus, the medical field is always advancing, and there are screenings and tests for many potential risks. 

Reasons not to be Afraid of Adoption

Although these fears are normal, the reality is that adoption shouldn’t be a scary option. Remember, sometimes doing the right thing can be scary. However, if you feel that adoption is the best decision for you and your child, don’t let fear stop you. Adoption Choices of Colorado can help inform and reassure you every step along the way. We understand that the adoption process can be daunting, but we will be there for you. Our counselors will help make your adoption plan work for you and ensure you’re comfortable with your CO adoption. In addition, we will help ensure that your child is placed in a loving home and you feel comfortable throughout the journey. 

Adoption Choices of Colorado helps birth mothers with private adoptions everywhere in Colorado. We offer counseling 24/7 and are always here for you. We provide birth mothers with support, resources, information, and guidance throughout pregnancy and 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.

What Happens at the Hospital if I Give My Baby up for Adoption in Colorado?

Hospital Adoption: What Happens at the Hospital if I Give My Baby up for Adoption in Colorado?

By Carl Roth

Having a plan means everything in response to an unplanned pregnancy. Your consideration of private adoption in Colorado is a blessing, but we realize there is no shortage of uncertainties. You may be looking ahead to delivery day, wondering how the hospital stay plays out when adoption is imminent. But most importantly, you want to know that your baby will be safe and cared for. Adoption Choices of Colorado recognizes birth mothers’ desire for clarity, and we can provide answers every step of the way. Every birth mother’s delivery experience will differ based on the choices they make during the adoption process. However, once the day comes, your plan will come to fruition, and your only concern will be finally giving birth. If you decide to place your baby up for adoption, communicating clearly with your adoption specialist helps alleviate troublesome anxiety. 

All of your hopes for a successful and satisfying adoption experience can be realized with the right agency beside you. Both you and your baby deserve the best-personalized adoption care available. We at Adoption Choices of Colorado offer extensive assistance at every stage of the adoption process, including post-placement counseling. When you begin the adoption journey with us, you can focus more on your well-being during this challenging time. Your hospital stay is one of many CO Adoption components we manage according to your preferences. 

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

Your Adoption Hospital Plans and Delivery Room Preparations

Your hospital plan determines how your hospital stay will play out in an adoption scenario. This plan is a significant portion of your overall adoption plan, and your adoption professional can walk you through it. Like any other birth, you’ll know exactly which hospital to arrive at and which doctor/midwife will deliver your baby. However, there are several key determinations that birth mothers need to make before delivery day. One is who you want to be present with during the delivery of your child.

Some birth mothers want the birth father or close companions at the time of birth to provide support. Others would prefer to be alone during the intensely personal struggle of giving birth. Be prepared for the adoptive parents to express a desire to be present during the birth. In this instance, you’ll need to decide whether or not you’re comfortable with them being there. There is no right or wrong answer here, only what you feel is appropriate for you. 

It may be best to listen to your heart when choosing who you do or don’t want in your delivery room. You should feel no obligation to allow someone’s presence against your reluctance. The same can be said for deciding if you’d like to have visitors during your hospital stay. In-person support from your friends and family may or may not appeal to you in your most vulnerable state. You needn’t worry about offending anyone by refusing visitation; the delivery room is a personal domain for your labor. Countless more options are available to customize your delivery experience. Just speak with your Adoption Choices of Colorado specialist. For more information on options for medical care, living expenses, housing & transport, and emotional support, click here

Post-Birth Decisions

Your hospital plan does not end once your child is officially brought into the world. Adoption presents a few unique post-birth circumstances for birth mothers to consider during the planning process. Perhaps most significant is how much time you want to spend alone with your newborn. The weight of your adoption decision may become most palpable during these intimate moments. Some birth mothers wish no time alone with their child to avoid becoming attached and reversing their decision. Attachment to your child is a maternal instinct, and you will experience grief one way or the other.

Spending time alone with your baby before custody is transferred could be the proper way for you to begin grieving. There’s no easy method to predict your mindset on delivery day, but consider how you might react in an overwhelmed state. Spending a few precious moments with your child alone could provide invaluable finality for your adoption journey. Carefully self-examine your emotions to determine if you’ll need this time for closure post-birth. If you’re still unsure, an Adoption Choices of Colorado counselor can provide helpful insight from experience. 

More technically, your child will need to be named at the hospital for legal reasons. Though the adoptive family may decide to change your baby’s name after gaining custody, the decision is still yours. Keep in mind the likelihood of the name being changed if you place personal significance on its selection. For example, if you were in contact with the adoptive family beforehand, they might have suggested a name for you to pick. Whether you accept their naming preference or not is completely up to you. Alternatively, if you don’t want to name your baby, your adoption counselor can choose a name on your behalf. 

Signing for the Consent of Adoption in Colorado

Colorado adoption laws stipulate five business days before your adoption agency can submit the necessary legal paperwork. If the birth father is known, a judge can confirm the transfer of parental rights within seven days. Once the order is signed, you will no longer have the legal right to reverse your adoption decision. Though your Colorado adoption agency will hold custody for six months, your child will live with the adoptive family. After those six months and multiple inspections from an agency representative, the adoptive family will officially gain legal custody.

All this being said, legal proceedings are not issues to be concerned with during your hospital visit. This will be an affecting time that you should absorb fully; leave no feeling unappraised. Adoption Choices of Colorado can handle the legislative end of things while you focus on delivering your baby. 

Charting Your Path to Private Adoption in Colorado

Time is of the essence when it comes to fulfilling your hopes for an ideal adoption outcome. An unplanned pregnancy may be cause for anxiety, but the road to adoption is far from lonely. A family is eager to devote themselves to your child’s care, and Adoption Choices of Colorado streamlines the intimidating aspects of CO Adoption. With a tailored plan in place, we’ll handle any complicated legal steps according to your wishes. The more answers you receive, the more confidence you’ll attain as you bravely proceed toward finding your child’s suitable destination. 

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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