Placing Your Baby for Adoption with Adoption Choices of Colorado
By: Nathan Dyer
Genuine help can be hard to find, especially if you find yourself in a situation where you have an unplanned pregnancy. At Adoption Choices of Colorado, we are here to give you the support and care you deserve. If you, or someone you know, is considering placing your baby for adoption, we have available resources to ease the process for you. Developing an adoption plan is made simple with our Adoption Plan Checklist, which aims to prepare you for the future with as little extra stress as possible. You absolutely have options available to you and our adoption agency is a great place to start.
Initial adoption research for a birth mother
Giving up a baby for adoption can has a lot of steps to consider. You will undoubtedly have many questions as you begin your adoption journey, which is why doing initial research can be very helpful. For instance, we have compiled a list of commonly asked questions about adoption on our homepage. There are also a myriad of books and online sources to help you. Talking to a trusted friend or family member can provide insight for you as well. It’s important that you find someone close to recruit during this time. You do not have to go through placing your child for adoption alone.
Our adoption center in Colorado offers support for you, as well as your child’s birth father and your immediate family, if they so wish. If you feel like you need to process your emotions, and options, you can meet with one of our adoption counselors. The sessions come at no cost to you and are nonjudgmental and private, giving you a safe environment to be honest with your feelings. We understand that you may feel uncomfortable divulging certain personal information. Know that we are here to help you have the most positive and empowering adoption journey possible. Then, the moment you decide to begin your adoption journey with us, you will be assigned an adoption caseworker who will help you every step of the way. You won’t be alone.
Choosing an ideal adoptive family for your adoption
One of the most frequently asked questions about adoption relates to if you, the birth mother, can choose who takes care of your child. The answer is absolutely! Potential adoptive families in Colorado go through rigorous background checks and home visits before they are approved. Then, they provide information to us, which we will share with you in easily-digestible scrapbook form. You’ll find details about their values and interests, as well as a “Dear Birth Mother” letter with a more personal touch. You are in full control of choosing who raises your child. Your choice and input matters very much.
Will I see my baby if I place them for adoption?
There are actually three different types of adoption that address this concern – open, semi-open and closed. Here at Adoption Choices of Colorado, we encourage open adoptions, as we believe they keep everyone’s best interests in mind. We also understand that each and every birth mother is different. We will respect whatever one you choose.
Each type of adoption represents a varying level of openness you can have with your child and their adoptive family post adoption. Be sure to talk with your adoption caseworker about what each of the three types entail. They can help you determine which one would be best for you and your child. There can be benefits and drawbacks with each option, depending on your preferences.
How do I prepare for giving birth if I choose adoption?
You should choose the hospital that works best for you. Think about things like convenience and proximity. Once that is settled, make sure you have an emergency contact, or even two, ready to go. Consider strongly who you would like to keep you company, and provide you with support throughout your hospital experience.
Most hospitals do have set hours or room capacities when it comes to visitation, so be sure to check what your chosen hospital’s policies are. Make sure you have a travel bag ready to go a good amount of time beforehand, too. Things you may need could include: toiletries, entertainment, extra clothes, your phone and charger. Bring anything else to make you more comfortable. Having an idea about what kind of pain management you want during labor and delivery is also important. This can be a tricky and challenging topic, but do your best to come up with a plan before you get to the hospital. What would make the overall process easiest for you?
How do I choose adoption in Colorado?
Hopefully, this was a nice entrance into the world of Adoption Choices of Colorado. Giving a baby up for adoption is no easy task, but we applaud you for taking the initiative to do your own research and, in particular, for considering us. If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and are considering adoption, this brief guide is an excellent place to start. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns about how to get started with the adoption process. Whether it’s about gaining a better understanding of adoption counseling, adoption types, birth preparation, or the adoption process as a whole — we are here for you!
We know that your world may feel uncertain and scary right now, but you have options and, with us, you will be fully supported.
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.