Answers to some common questions:
We know you want what’s best for your child, which is why you’re considering adoption. Like you, we believe children should be loved and nurtured in the best environment possible. Sometimes that’s with a birth mother, and sometimes with an adoptive family. Let us help you figure you what’s best for you and your child.
1.) What does it cost me to place my child for adoption?
A birth or expectant mother should never be asked to pay for adoption services. At A Gift of Hope Adoptions, our services are ALWAYS FREE to you.
2.) Will I still have parental rights after the adoption?
Placing your child for adoption does not mean you are “co-parenting.” Legal adoptions permanently transfer all rights and responsibilities from the birth parent(s) to the adoptive family, but you will always be a part of your child’s life story.
3.) What if the birth father is no longer in the picture?
You can still pursue an adoption plan even if the birth father is uninvolved. A birth father’s rights are complex and vary on a case-by-case basis.
4.) Am I able to stay in touch with my child?
Talk to us about the level of contact you desire, and we’ll help locate the right family for you.
5.) Do you only handle adoptions of newborns?
A Gift of Hope Adoptions also assists women who are no longer pregnant and wish to place their older children. We know circumstances change, and sometimes your ability to care for a young child is difficult.
6.) What if I change my mind?
Our counselors will spend time with you making sure you have thoroughly thought through adoption. At any point before the birth of your child, you are free to change your mind. States vary on the amount of time you are given after the baby’s birth.