Hello, it is our honor to meet you. We are in awe of your selflessness and courage and we hope that you are receiving the support you need during this difficult time. We are thinking of you and are grateful that you are considering us as adoptive parents.
Our greatest hope is that when you think of your child in the days, months, years, even decades to come, that your heart will be at peace in knowing that your precious baby is safe, loved and we are doing everything in our power to give them an incredible life you would be proud of. For you, we hope that 'knowing' helps you fulfill your vision for your life as well. It may calm your heart a bit to know that we have been through the adoption process before and maintain an open and loving relationship with our now bigger family that we share our life with.
Rest assured, you will always be their first mommy - they will have more than just our family loving them - they will know you in whatever capacity of openness you decide. Simply we honor you, your heritage & history and share ourselves and our family if that is where your heart may lead you. Whatever you decide, we are holding you in love and light and want you to know we come to this with open hearts.
We do hope this small glimpse into our lives gives you some insight into the love we have for one another, our kiddos, our families, and how passionate we are about making the world a better place for all. ❤️
Expectant mothers who choose to make an adoption plan may qualify for some level of financial assistance during their pregnancy. However, each person's situation and specific needs are different. Your adoption social worker can help you determine what level of assistance you qualify for and deserve. Many expectant mothers qualify for financial assistance to cover basic pregnancy and living expenses, including but not limited to - transportation reimbursement, utility assistance for phone, water, and electricity/gas, maternity clothing and supplements, etc.
Navigating a pregnancy alone is never easy. Depending on your situation and location, you may qualify for financial assistance to help cover the cost of basic living expenses, such as food and groceries.
Receiving quality medical care during your pregnancy is vital to both your health and the health of your baby. If you choose to place your baby for adoption, all of your pregnancy-related medical expenses will be covered by the adoptive family.
Women who choose to place their baby for adoption may receive financial assistance to help cover the cost of rent and utilities. If you feel that you’ll need some help with these costs, it’s important to talk to your adoption social worker about it early in the process. Each expectant mother’s situation is different, and eligibility may vary.
In order to have a healthy pregnancy, it’s important that you have everything you need to lead a healthy lifestyle. Like food and groceries, the cost of some household items - like feminine and dental care items, along with prenatal supplements - may be covered during your pregnancy.
Placing a baby for adoption is a loving, but incredibly challenging decision to make. Many women experience an array of emotions during this time and find that counseling is very helpful in navigating those feelings. If you would like to receive counseling during or after your pregnancy, that can be arranged by your adoption social worker. The cost of counseling will be covered by the adoptive family or adoption organization.
If you need assistance with transportation, your adoption social worker can work with you to find the best solution. You may eligible for assistance with transportation costs or be connected with a transportation service to utilize during your pregnancy.
It won't cost you anything. If you choose to place your baby for adoption, all of your medical and legal fees will be covered and you may be eligible for financial assistance with other pregnancy-related expenses.
Yes. Even if you don’t know the identity of the birth father, you can still choose to make an adoption plan. However, every adoption situation is different. The adoption social worker you’re assigned to will get to know you and your story first, and then guide you through the process accordingly.
You can make an adoption plan at any point in your pregnancy, even after the baby has been born. But, it's important to start the process as early in your pregnancy as possible. Connecting with those resources will allow you to gain access to important medical services, including prenatal care, to help ensure a healthy pregnancy.
One aspect of your adoption plan is the "Hospital Plan" an outline of how you'd like your hospital stay and delivery to go. You can craft this on your own or with the help of your adoption social worker. But everything is up to you. You’ll be able to choose who comes to the hospital with you, who is in the room with you during delivery, and how much time you’d like to spend with the baby before signing the final papers.
As part of your adoption plan, you'll determine whether or not you’d like to have an open or closed adoption or something in between. Open adoptions may include phone calls, messaging (via social media, email, or text), and/or periodic visits each year. Closed adoptions may include no contact at all or annual updates provided to the birth parent(s) by the adoptive family. Each post-adoption relationship is different and can vary based on what an expectant mother chooses in her adoption plan.
It's always the little things that I recall from my childhood. I love doing fun stuff for the kids. The stuff that may be run of the mill today but the kind of things they will remember with a nostalgic twinge. Noble loved Venom so I ventured and made a crazy cake. Dying Easter eggs, going all out with the our Elves on a Shelf, heart pancakes for Valentine's. It's the little things that make big memories. ♥️
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