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Choosing Adoption

Considering putting your baby up for adoption? We know what you’re going through. With decades of experience, we can help you find the answers.

Birth Mother Common Questions and Concerns

Adoptive Parent Screening Only the most suitable families are given the blessing and responsibilities of raising another’s child. Most Adoptive...

Can I decide after I give birth?

Can I Put My Baby Up For Adoption After Birth? Yes. You can place your child for adoption after you’ve...

How far into pregnancy can I decide?

You can make an adoption plan at any time during or after your pregnancy. However, the earlier in your pregnancy...

Can I change my mind about an adoption?

At some point during your adoption planning, you may wonder, ‘Can I change my mind?’ Here’s some information to help...

Can I Keep My Adoption / Pregnancy a Secret?

Reasons to Keep Adoption/ Pregnancy a Secret The Health of the Child First of all, it is definitely possible to...

Telling Others About Your Adoption Plan

Try to imagine what the response might be from each person when breaking the news of an unplanned pregnancy, especially...

Dealing with Unsupportive Parents & Family Members

Whether you’re an expectant mother considering an adoption plan for your child, or you’re considering adopting a child into your family, you...

Will I get to visit with my child after placement?

One of the first questions an expectant mother planning to place her child for adoption may ask is if she...

Placing your Baby for Adoption While in Jail / Prison

Can I Choose Adoption in Prison or Jail? If you’re pregnant in prison or facing jail time your options include:...

What happens after adoption?

The biggest mystery of the adoption process for a birth mother may be what it will be like after she...

How soon after birth do adoptive parents take the baby?

If you have made a private adoption plan prior to giving birth, the adoptive parents typically take the baby home directly from...

Financial & Emotional Support

Making the decision to create an adoption plan is one of the most difficult decisions a woman who is facing an unplanned pregnancy will have to make.

Adoption Professionals

Questions to Ask an Adoption Agency or Law Firm Whether you are a potential Adoptive Family looking to adopt a...

How to Create a Strong Support System

In fact, having a strong support system over the course of an adoption might be even more important than in...

Emotions To Expect When Choosing Adoption

While there are a variety of circumstances and experiences that shape this decision, they all share a common theme: they...

Emotional & Psychological Effects of Adoption on Birth Mother

As one of our efforts to honor and support birth mothers, Adoption Network Law Center developed its private Healing Hearts...

Employer Provided Benefits

Types of Adoption Benefits Employer­ provided adoption benefits can usually be sorted into three main categories: information, financial assistance, and...

Federal Family and Medical Leave Act

What is it? According to an article for U.S. News and World Report, the FMLA can entitle an eligible employee...

Domestic Adoption Loans and Grants

Don’t Let Lack of Finances, Information, or Help Stop You When it comes to adoption, the most important component is...

Additional Finance Options

Adopting With A Budget Adoption can be incredibly expensive, making it a very large, and very serious investment. Many couples...

How to Financially Protect Yourself

Why You Need Financial Protection The cost of adoption can be very high, so when an adoption disruption occurs, you...

Adoption Tax Credit

The Federal Adoption Tax Credit allows certain adoption expenses to be credited within your Federal Tax Returns. The Federal Adoption...

Coping with Postpartum Depression

However, in reality, you feel that you are neither of these things. You don’t feel like yourself and you are...

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