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 Oregon explore adoption in a safe, supportive, and personalized environment.
Since 1998, Angel Adoption has been helping expectant mothers from Portland, Salem, Eugene, Gresham, and other Oregon cities receive up-to-date adoption information and support.
Dealing with an unplanned pregnancy can be an emotional time. No matter where you live in Oregon, 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 please remember that you are never alone. Our adoption coordinators are available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We can answer your questions, discuss your options, and help you make the decision that is best for you and your baby. We will never pressure you to make one decision or another, and will respect your choice. All of our services are free and confidential. Call, text, chat, or email us anytime, day or night.
Choosing adoption for your baby will not be a financial burden. If you create an adoption plan you may qualify to receive adoption financial assistance in Oregon 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 Oregon will be a long-awaited miracle for a family hoping to adopt.
Overall, Oregon mothers choose to place their baby for adoption because they care about themselves and, more importantly, they care about their baby. An expectant mother may choose to place her baby with an adoption agency if:
If you decide you are not ready to be a parent, you can choose an adoptive family for your baby. Adoption in Oregon can provide your baby:
Once you have decided to move forward, a Oregon adoption agency will help you create your adoption plan.
Your adoption plan outlines your personal wants and needs for the entire adoption process. This includes searching for a family waiting to adopt, choosing the type of adoption you want, and moving forward after the adoption.
As part of your adoption plan, you will choose the type of adoption that is best for you. There are three different types: open adoption, semi-open adoption, and closed adoption.
The type of adoption is based on the level of communication you have with the family and your baby before and after birth. You have the option of choosing the adoptive family, communicating with them before the birth, meeting them before the birth, and meeting your baby with every type. This is 100% your choice, and you can decide what you are comfortable with. Carefully consider all the differences before making a decision.
Open adoption is the most common form of adoption in the United States. In an open adoption, identifying information is shared, including names, phone numbers, and email addresses. There are varying degrees of openness after the adoption is finalized, including the exchange of emails, letters, pictures, phone calls, and in-person visits.
Semi-open adoption is like an open adoption, but involves only the exchange of photos, emails, and phone calls. There is not usually any direct communication between the children and birthparents.
In a closed adoption, no identifying information is shared between birthparents and adoptive families. It is completely anonymous and there is no contact after the adoption is finalized.
A fulfilling part of the adoption process is choosing the right family to adopt your baby. All Angel Adoption 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 until you find the family you feel is the perfect fit.
Download The Ultimate Adoption Guide for Expectant Parents and learn everything you need to know about placing a baby for adoption.