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Questions? Answers. We know this can be a scary decision and that you have a lot of questions. We have shared the most common questions our birth mothers have asked. If you have more questions, please ask us. We will answer all your questions with respect and no judgment. We believe you are very brave and loving to consider placing your baby for adoption.
Please review the most common questions our birth mothers have asked. If we have missed any questions that you have, ask us HERE. We will answer all your questions with respect and no judgment.
Why should I work with Alliance for Children?
Alliance has helped birth mothers and adoptive families for over 40 years. We care about your needs during your pregnancy, before and after you place your baby. We can provide counseling, help in finding a doctor and medical care, help in choosing a family, and assist you with pregnancy-related expenses. Have more questions? We can answer them now.
Will it cost me anything to place my baby for adoption?
No, it will not cost you anything. All adoption related expenses will be covered by the adopting parents.
Can I have financial assistance?
Yes, you can receive financial assistance. The adopting parents pay for your living expenses that can include rent, phone, utilities, food, transportation and maternity clothes.
Can I choose my baby’s family?
Yes, you can choose the family for your baby. Alliance has families that are loving, stable, financially secure and safe. You tell us what is important to you in a family, for you and your baby, and we will help you find the perfect family.
How can I be sure that my child will not be abused or neglected?
Alliance has prescreened all of our adoptive parents. All adoptive families must meet the highest standards, they must have a stable home, with excellent personal references, employment verification, health and medical forms, and approved clearances by the State Police and FBI.
What happens if I am in labor or have my baby before making an adoption plan?
We can help you. If you are far along in your pregnancy, in labor or already have had your baby, we will still help you find a perfect family for your baby.
Will I be able to see my baby in the hospital?
Yes. We will work with you to make a hospital plan and will discuss all your wishes, including the amount of time you want with your baby at the hospital.
When will my baby go home with the adopting family?
Most birth mothers want their baby to go home with the adopting family when the baby leaves the hospital.
What kind of contact can I have with my baby and the adopting family?
This is your adoption plan and you can choose how much contact you want with the adopting family before your baby is born and after you have placed. We will share with you what it looks like to have an open, semi-open or closed adoption and will ask you to tell us what feels best for you and your baby. Alliance for Children’s families respect your wishes and will always want you to know that your child is loved and well cared for.
In an open adoption, you will choose the adopting family, meet and get to know the family and have ongoing contact before and after your baby is born and placed.
In a semi-open adoption, you may choose the family and/or receive ongoing updates, letters and pictures through the agency.
In a closed adoption, you will ask us to choose a family for your baby and you have no contact with the family.
Is placing my baby for adoption permanent?
Yes. After you sign a release of parental rights, the child legally becomes a permanent member of the adoptive family.
Will anybody find out about me placing my baby for adoption?
All information that you share with us is private and confidential. No one in your life will be told of your adoption plan unless you choose to tell them.
"I feel like I really bonded with you throughout the whole situation and I really appreciate your help and acceptance when nobody else was there for me. I know it's your job but you definitely went above and beyond to make me feel stronger. I honestly think I would have fallen apart without your guidance. Thank you.”
"I feel good about everything... I know I made a great choice with the adopting parents. It warms my heart to know they are finally able to go home and they can start their new lives. I am very happy with my parent choice. They were almost too good to be true, and I couldn't have asked for a better agency to represent me. I want to thank you the most Nancy. You were so sweet and patient, I am truly grateful. Thank you, for everything."
"Thank you, honestly thank you for always being there for me. This is very important to me and the birthfather, so hopefully the baby will always have a picture of the two people who gave up everything for her to hopefully have the best life. Honestly, I could never thank you enough for not judging us. And being extremely compassionate in this situation. You go above and beyond and having you as our counselor, we feel truly blessed. Again, thank you for all that you do."
We understand this is a difficult decision and are here to support you.
Alliance is here to answer your questions, talk about your options and listen to you and what you feel is best for your baby.
If you have questions or would like to talk, please fill out the form and let us know the best way to reach you.
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