Pregnant & considering adoption? We understand what you are going through. You are not alone, there is help for you here. We help expectant mothers in California explore adoption in a safe, supportive, and personalized environment.
Since 1998, Angel Adoption has been providing expectant mothers from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, and other California cities extensive support, resources, and guidance throughout their entire pregnancy.
Dealing with an unplanned pregnancy can be an emotional time. Angel Adoption works with pregnant women in California through the entire process of infant adoption. No matter where you live in California, an adoption agency can connect you with adopting families who want nothing more than to give your child a good home.
We understand that this can be scary and overwhelming, but know that you are not alone. Our caring, dedicated adoption coordinators are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your questions and discuss your options. We will never pressure you one way or another. All of our services are completely confidential. Call, text, chat, or email us anytime, day or night.
Choosing adoption should not burden you financially. If you create an adoption plan you are guaranteed to receive financial assistance in California for medical, legal, and counseling fees. You may also be able to receive assistance for living expenses. Financial assistance is handled through your social worker or attorney.
Adoption is one of the most loving and selfless gifts you can give both your baby and their adoptive family. Your decision to place your baby for adoption in California will be a long-awaited miracle for a family hoping to adopt.
Overall, California birthmothers decide to place their baby for adoption because they care about themselves and, more importantly, they care about their baby. An expectant mother may choose adoption in California if:
If you’re not ready to be a parent, you can choose an adopting family for your baby through a Califonia adoption agency. Adoption can provide your baby:
Even if you have not 100% decided to place your baby for adoption, contacting an adoption agency in California or adoption organization, like Angel Adoption, is a great way to weigh your options. Our staff of adoption professionals will answer any questions you may have, and provide you with all the information you need to move forward if you choose and make an adoption plan.
You are probably wondering how this works. Here is an overview of the steps you take to complete the adoption process in California.
We will help you create an adoption plan based on your specific wants and needs. You’ll start by browsing our database of profiles of waiting adoptive families. You can choose what type of adoption you want, including how much contact you’d like to have with your baby and the adopting parents during and after the adoption.
If you’ve chosen to communicate with the family adopting your baby, we can arrange for you to talk on the phone, email, or text with them. Whatever you’re most comfortable with! All of the adopting families we work with have been licensed to adopt a baby in the United States and are fully prepared to offer your baby a loving and stable home.
Next, you will meet with a social worker or attorney – at no cost to you. This meeting will allow you to tell them about your needs and wants during the adoption, and help you to learn more about the legal aspects of adoption.
Throughout your pregnancy, we will provide you with all the support and assistance you need. You can communicate with the adoptive family as much or as little as you wish. As you get closer to your due date, we can help you make arrangements for delivering the baby.
After the birth, you’ll be able to spend as much time as you would like to in the hospital with your baby, the adoptive family, and/or a counselor. The baby will go directly home from the hospital with the adoptive family. Shortly after you will sign the legal documents consenting to the adoption.
After the adoption process is completed, the amount of contact you’ll have with the baby and adoptive family depends on the type of adoption you choose. The post-adoption experience is different for every birthmother. Your adoption agency in California can work with you to put together a plan that will help you move forward after the adoption and get the support you need.
One of the most fulfilling parts of the adoption process is choosing the right adoptive family for your baby. Angel Adoption only works with families who are licensed to adopt a baby in the United States. Our families have been pre-screened and are ready to provide a safe, stable, and loving home.
Sorting through adoptive parent profiles can be tough, and overwhelming. Before you start looking think about what matters most to you. What are your must haves? What are deal breakers? Is there anything you don’t want? You have the right to pick any adoptive family based on any set of criteria. Take your time, and review as many profiles as you need to.
The first step towards putting your baby up for adoption is contacting an adoption agency in California, or an adoption organization, like Angel Adoption. If you choose to work with us, we will be your guide and support system throughout the entire adoption process. You will view profiles of families hoping to adopt and choose one for your baby. We’ll help you put together an adoption plan based on your wants and needs, such as whether it will be open or closed, who will be with you during delivery, and what you’ll do after the adoption.
No. As a birthmother, all of our counseling and services are provided at no cost to you. You will also receive financial assistance for housing and pregnancy-related expenses.
No. Adoption is entirely your choice. Your parents cannot legally prevent you from putting your baby up for adoption. You decide what is the best option for you and your baby.
We all have important choices to make in life. If you’re experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, deciding if you want to place your baby for adoption is one of those choices. It is normal to question your thoughts and feelings about such a difficult decision at any point during the process.
Before making your choice, it’s important to understand what adoption means. Adoption is a permanent, legally binding process that takes place when a woman — or set of parents — decides not to parent and chooses to allow another family to raise her baby. After the adoption has finalized you will no longer have any legal parental rights. Every woman’s situation is unique, and only you know what is best for you and your baby. Take your time with this decision. Carefully consider all of the reasons why you are exploring adoption.
Adoptive families are thoroughly evaluated through a home study course conducted by a licensed agency. The home study process includes assessments of the parent’s character, marital stability, financial situation, lifestyle, and medical history. The agency also runs background checks to verify there is no record of criminal activity or child abuse. In addition, a social worker will inspect the family’s home to ensure it is a safe environment for a child.
Angel Adoption requires each family to be educated on adopting and parenting. After a baby has been placed with the adoptive family, a social worker will continue to monitor and supervise the family.
You have the option of choosing which type of adoption is best for you and your baby. Open adoption is the most common form of adoption in the United States. In an open or semi-open adoption, you can choose the adoptive family and decide on the amount and type of contact during and after the adoption. In a closed adoption, you and the adoptive parents remain anonymous for the entire process.
Yes. We receive calls and messages from women who are in labor or who have already had their baby and are in the hospital. If you’ve decided to place your baby for adoption, you can contact us anytime — we are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We can have an adoptive family available for your baby within hours. The adoptive parents will take the baby home with them from the hospital, avoiding any need for foster care.
If you’re considering adoption in California we can help. We’ve worked with thousands of expectant mothers through the adoption process, so we really do understand what you’re going through. From your first phone call or email to the birth of your baby and beyond, we’ll be here to provide you with friendly, non-judgemental guidance and compassionate support. We understand that taking the first step can be difficult, so we encourage you to reach out to us however you’re most comfortable. Call us anytime at 1-888-378-1112, text us at 815-307-5837, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always available!
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