Placing My Baby Up For Adoption in CO During COVID-19
While COVID-19 has challenged us all, life has not stopped. Many dreams of creating their families, and they can still do this. Many birth parents need to give their children up for adoption for a life they are unable to give their child themselves. Adoption Choices of Colorado is ready and willing to help you with your adoption during COVID-19.
Financial Issues With Adoption
Unfortunately, many birth parents turn to the adoption option Denver, CO because they are unable to support all or some of their children, and COVID-19 has not helped with that. COVID-19 has greatly affected the job market and the economic welfare of families. If you or someone you know may be contemplating adoption due to financial issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, know that you are unfortunately not alone. Many families are recovering from the hardships of COVID-19. An additional mouth to feed, a child to take care of, can be difficult for anyone, regardless of socioeconomic background, but especially for someone who has taken a financial hit from the pandemic.
Can I Use a Video Call to Carry Out an Adoption During COVID-19?
Due to COVID-19, many in-person interactions are being moved online. This could include home studies, meetings, court proceedings, and certifications. Therefore, safety measures are of the utmost importance between the high exposure rate and easy spreading of the virus and the delta variant, especially where the situations concern pregnant women and children. This is especially true for young children who cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccine and thus may be more susceptible to the disease and any harmful effects.
Hospital and Travel Restrictions of Baby Adoption
The severity and exposure of COVID-19 has also impacted hospital and travel regulations. Depending on the state and hospital, are reducing visitor privileges to one individual to be by the expectant mother’s side during and then after the birth. This is especially difficult because some hospitals have staff and visitors fully masked during the delivery, which can feel very strange for the birth mother. A time that many wish to be magical, natural, or at least more personal may feel stripped of that due to the new safety restrictions.
As for adoptive parents, only one of the pair of parents can see the baby, following the delivery, at the hospital, according to certain hospital restrictions. If you are traveling for your child’s birth or the adoptive parents need to travel to you, you should also be aware of any travel restrictions in your state. Currently, Arizona does not have any travel restrictions or quarantine mandates for individuals visiting from other US states.
Changes To Adoption Court Proceedings
Adoption finalizations and paperwork in the courts have also been adjusted and rescheduled whenever COVID-19 outbreaks have risen. Virtual court appointments are a fairly new thing that many people are still getting used to as well. This can lead to slower processing times, more work, and a need for more patience for court workers, caseworkers, judges, and all parties involved in the adoptions. Remember, this is a new situation for everyone involved, and all parties will need to try to be as patient and understanding as possible.
Adoption and Social Media
Due to all the time on people’s hands being cooped inside during the pandemic, social media has become bigger than ever. Social media has been of aid for keeping in touch with loved ones during the pandemic. However, at this time, many birth parents have been using social media to investigate and better get to know the people who will adopt their children since they are unable to meet with them in person. Many adoptive parents are also using social media to look into the backgrounds of the birth parents they may adopt for similar reasoning.
Choosing To Put Your Child Up For Adoption
There seem to be more last-minute plans for expectant mothers wanting to put a child up for adoption. If you are considering placing your child up for adoption toward the end of your pregnancy or right after having your child, know that this is not as unusual as you may think. Considering adoption later than others or directly following your child’s birth is a completely valid decision that many women come to. Possibly due to COVID-19, these decisions seem to be pushed back later and later for expectant mothers as normality and time have been disrupted by the disease.
Adoption During COVID-19
COVID-19 has complicated life for everyone, and unfortunately, the building of families is no exception. The Colorado adoption process during COVID-19 can be an especially difficult thing. While we all meander through the unknown of our new normal, there is no reason families cannot still be formed through love and care. Adoption Choices of Colorado is happy to help you through these uncertain times.
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and want to learn more about your adoption options, contact Adoption Choices of Colorado by email, phone, or text: Email Us, Text us: 720-371-1099, Call us: 303-670-4673 (HOPE). If you are hoping to adopt, please contact us here.
Meet the author: Carly is a recent graduate of Connecticut College with a dual degree in Psychology and Italian Studies. Graduating Cum Laude with honors in both Psychology and Italian departments, Carly has a background in gender-related research through the Connecticut College Psychology Department and Honors Theses Program. When not trying to figure out life or working, Carly is reading historical fiction novels or playing with her black cat, Isabelle.