Every adoption journey is unique. We’re here to support yours.
First of all, you are not alone. We are here to help guide you to the right decision for you and your baby. We welcome you to reach out to us, so that we can talk about your specific situation and help you figure out what is best. Your contact with us is confidential and there’s no obligation to choose adoption.
Step 1. Contact The Children’s Home
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Step 2: Meet with a birthparent specialist
We’re here to help guide you through the process and can be available to chat as little or as much as you’d like. Things we’ll talk about in our first meeting are:
- Your thoughts and feelings on choosing adoption
- Is adoption right for you
- What is the adoption process
- What choices do I have?
- What would you like your next steps to be?
We can meet you at your home, at a restaurant or public place, at The Children’s Home in a private room, or virtually. We’re located at 5324 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15224.
Step 3: Decide if adoption is right for you.
You may know right away or it may take some time. While you are deciding, you can contact your birthparent specialist to talk or ask questions.
Step 4: Create an adoption plan.
Some birthmothers like to be very involved and others prefer we sort out the details. When you create a plan, you can decide on the following:
- Choosing an adoptive family. You can look at photos and learn more about them or even meet them if you’d like.
- Decide on a level of openness you are comfortable with. Openness means any contact you might want with your child and adoptive family as your child grows.
- How you would like your time in the hospital to look. Do you want to spend time with the baby? Have the adoptive family there with you? Name the baby? Or do you want to be involved as little as possible?
Step 5: The Baby’s Birth
We’re your adoption advocate and are happy to help you on this day. We can come to the hospital before, during, or after delivery and ensure that the hospital staff follow your adoption wishes.
There is a lot to consider, and there is no right or wrong path to take in creating an adoption plan for your child. Your birthparent specialist can review all choices with you and even help you make a birth plan specific to the adoption, as well as an open adoption agreement with the adoptive family for after.