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Thank you for taking the time to read our story, and for considering an adoption plan. We would be honored to be considered as possible parents for this child.
If we are chosen as adoptive parents, we will make him or her feel loved, supported, and encouraged as they grow and learn about the world around them. We can’t wait to welcome a little one into our home and our hearts.
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.
We had a greaet surprise this morning when good friends of ours made it to the gym with their kids! It probably seems a little strange compared to a regular fitness center but our climbing gym is a great place to socialize. We have met many new friends there, and often families come to enjoy a day together. Scott and I were able to spend some time with the kiddos, and give mom and dad a bit of a rest. I can't wait until our little one is able to meet and play our friends' children, and it's reassurring to know we have a community of support around who will help us out once we are parents too! - Kelsey (photo shared with parents' consent)
With all the unseasonably warm weather we've been having, it was the perfect day to take the dogs for a walk. We went to a local trail that follows a canal, and were able to enjoy the fresh air an sunshine as fallen leaves crunched under our feet. Afterwards, we went to a nearby dairy and got homemade ice cream, and of course the pups loved the treat! It will be wonderful to have our child join us on days like this in the future. The dogs are looking forward to it almost as much as we are! - Kelsey
Today, while I was at the climbing gym, the general manager’s daughter said hello and struck up conversation with me. She’s a very sweet but shy young girl, about 5 or 6 years old. It was a big moment for me because she had previously not interacted with me, and instead would hide behind her mom or dad. I had taken to giving her reasonable space so she didn't feel pressured to talk. We chatted about how she had been running all day and now needed to go climb. This moment was huge for me; I really enjoy climbing, and it was exciting to be able to talk with a young child about their interest in it as well. I look forward to the day I can bring my child to the gym with me. Being able to talk with a child about climbing and what they enjoy there gives me insight into how I can relate to my own child in the future, with my own interests and theirs. - Scott
To anyone who finds themselves reading here, hello! Thank you for taking the time to explore our profile. Both myself and Scott will be new to blogging so I hope you don't mind while we settle in to a groove with posting. It's been a bit of a process to get ourselves here to having a completed profile available for viewing. But now, the whole adoption process has finally started to feel real. For someone like myself, waiting can be very difficult! Sometimes I have to remind myself to be patient, and that everything will work out the way it is supposed to. Knowing we will bring our new family member home someday soon certainly makes it all worthwhile. There is so much positive anticipation! I look forward to keeping you updated about our journey, and wish you the best along your own path. - Kelsey
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