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5 Questions Birth Mothers Have About The Adoption Process

January 24, 2020

When you find out that you are unexpectedly pregnant, you most likely have a lot of questions. You might know of someone else in your life who has experienced the exact same thing. We know that every situation is different, and our staff believes it’s important to understand your options and find hope for both your future and the future of your baby. We’re sharing 5 questions birth mothers have about the adoption process:

What are my rights?

Many birthmothers feel empowered throughout the process of adoption. You have the opportunity to decide which adoptive family would be best for your child. You can also decide if you would like a closed, open, or semi-open adoption. We believe that every birthmother has the right to be treated with dignity and respect throughout the process. New Beginnings Adoptions also offers legal assistance to make sure you are supported throughout the process.

Does the birthfather have to approve an adoption plan?

It is completely normal to have questions about how to communicate with your unborn child’s birthfather. If we can find the birthfather, he does have a right to know about the adoption plan. In some states he is required to sign a birthfather registry in order to exercise his rights. Every state is different, and our care team can answer any questions about your specific situation.

Will I have to cover all of my medical costs?

At New Beginnings Adoptions, we never want the medical costs to interfere with your decision to make an adoption plan. We want you to have the support you need to bring a healthy child into the world. If you have questions about financial support, contact one of our care team members for more details.

How do I find the right family for my child?

You get to choose the adoptive family that you want your child to grow up in. There are families already waiting to bring a child into their loving home. You also have the ability to meet with different families to get to know them better before you make a final decision. We want you to feel confident about your child’s future home.

Will I be able to communicate with my child?

You get to decide how much communication you will have with your child. You are able to choose between a closed, open, or semi-open adoption. If you’re not sure which option to choose, our care team can help explain the reasons behind each type of adoption. This is an important part of your adoption plan, and we want you to feel comfortable with this decision.

Do you have more questions about adoption? We would love to talk with you. Contact our care team by calling 662-213-0369 or texting 662-401-5823.