What Sets Adoption Choices of Colorado Apart from Other Adoption Agencies?
For birth mothers deciding to place their birth child up for adoption. They’re probably looking for an adoption agency in their area. Or an adoption agency in general. There are two types of adoption agencies when it comes to location. Birth mothers can choose local or national, where local is the state and the cities in that state. While national is the entire country. When it comes to the types of adoption agencies, there are two, a public and a private Adoption agency. Our agency, Adoption Choices of Colorado, is a private adoption agency where the birth parent (s) get to decide what they would like. For their adoption process.
How are Adoption Choices of Colorado Different from Other Agencies in Colorado?
Since our agency is a private adoption agency. The birth parent (s) are in control of their experience. This means they get to decide:
- The adoption type they’d like
- The Adoptive parent (s) they want for the birth child
- Where the adoptive parent (s) live
- Whether the adoptive parent (s) are single, married, or widowed. Or part of the LGBTQ+ community
- The hospital/birth plan
Adoption Choices of Colorado is a non-profit organization compared to other adoption agencies. Which means we’re not providing help for the money. We’re providing help because we want to help birth mothers who are Pregnant and considering adoption. Or is considering adoption after the birth child has already been born.
When it comes to our agency, we treat last-minute adoptions the same as regular adoption. There is no time limit when it comes to placing your birth child up for adoption. At any time during the birth child’s life. The birth mother could decide if they want to place their birth child up for adoption. It’s not anything the birth child did that made the birth mother decide. it’s birth mother decides they don’t want to take care of the birth child anymore.
What do Adoption Choices of Colorado’s Adoption Process Look Like?
At our agency, we have adoption agents and adoption counselors. That will help the birth parent (s) who are considering adoption after the birth parent (s) have told the adoption agent of their plans to place their birth child up for adoption. Then, the adoption agent will tell them they should create an adoption plan.
The steps of the adoption plan are:
- 1st: Contact an adoption agency
- 2nd: Create an adoption plan
- 3rd: Decide whether they’d like an open, semi-open, or closed adoption
- 4th: Create a hospital/birth plan
- 5th: Decide if they want to continue to receive counseling after the adoption is complete
What Does Open, Semi-Open, and Closed Adoption Look Like in Colorado?
In Colorado, the birth parent (s) can choose from an open, semi-open, and closed adoption. Which is similar to other states. Birth parent (s) choose open adoption because they’d like to keep in touch. Keep an eye out on the birth child without needing the parental side. This is for the birth parent (s) that would like to:
- Send messages
- Send photos
- Send emails
- Visit sometimes
But this can only happen if it’s agreed upon between both the adoptive parent (s) and the birth parent (s). In an open adoption, the adoptive parent (s) can be in the room during the birth. While also being able to see the birth child after they have been born.
Semi-open adoption is for the birth parent (s) that don’t want to share contact information with the adoptive parent (s). Which means they won’t be able to keep tabs on the birth child. While only being able to send photos back and forth. Hence, the name. The birth parent (s) have chosen to keep some form of contact. But not all.
Finally, with closed adoption. This is for the birth parent (s) that have decided to take a step back. Let the adoption agency handle everything while the birth parent (s) do them when it comes to sharing contact information, visiting the birth child, or having a relationship. The birth parent (s) don’t want any of that. Even before the adoption agreement is signed and the birth parent (s) have the option to spend time with the birth child. The birth parent (s) would rather the adoptive parent (s) spend time with the birth child instead.
What Services Does Adoption Choices of Colorado offer?
Our agency provides birth parent (s) with:
- Financial assistance includes:
- Medical and legal fees
- Insurance help
- Free adoption counseling during the pregnancy and after
- Housing for eligible pregnant birth mothers
You don’t have to feel like you’re in this alone. Our agency 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.