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 Pennsylvania explore adoption in a safe, supportive, and personalized environment.
Since 1998, Angel Adoption has been providing extensive support, resources, and guidance to expectant mothers from Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, and other Pennsylvania cities throughout their pregnancy.
Dealing with an unintended pregnancy can be a scary, overwhelming, and emotional time. Angel Adoption works with expectant mothers considering adoption in Pennsylvania through the entire process of infant adoption. No matter where you live in Pennsylvania, adoption agencies can connect you with waiting adoptive families ready to provide a loving and stable home for your child.
We understand that this is a difficult time, but know that you are never alone. Our dedicated adoption professionals are available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week to 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 one way or another, and will respect whatever decision you make. Our services are 100% free and confidential. Call, text, chat, or email us anytime, day or night.
Choosing to place your baby for adoption will not burden you financially. If you create an adoption plan you may qualify to receive financial assistance in Pennsylvania 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 a loving and selfless gift that you can give to not only your baby, but an adoptive family as well. Your decision to put your baby up for adoption in Pennsylvania will be a long-awaited miracle for a family hoping to adopt.
There are many reasons expectant mothers choose adoption in Pennsylvania. You may be unable to financially support a baby. You may not feel emotionally ready to care for a baby. You might not have support from your family. You might have an unstable relationship with the birthfather. No adoption is the same and no reason for choosing adoption is better than another.
Overall, birthmothers make the decision to place their baby for adoption because they care about themselves and, more importantly, they care about their baby. If you decide that you are not ready to be a parent, you can make a plan for your baby’s future by choosing an adopting family. Adoption in Pennsylvania can provide your child with:
Even if you have not 100% decided to place your baby for adoption, contacting a Pennsylvania adoption agency or adoption organization, like Angel Adoption, is a great way to explore your options and learn about adoption. 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 your personalized adoption plan.
You are probably wondering how this works. Here are the steps you take to complete the adoption process in Pennsylvania.
We will help you create an adoption plan that is tailored to your specific wants and needs. You’ll browse families from our database of adoptive parent profiles. You can choose what type of adoption you want, and 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 adoptive family, we can arrange for you to talk on the phone, email, or text with them. All Angel Adoption families have been licensed to adopt a baby in the United States and are fully prepared to provide 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 wants and needs 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 your adoptive family as much or as little as you wish.
After your baby is born, you’ll be able to spend as much time as you would like to in the hospital with your baby, the adopting family, and/or a counselor. The baby may 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 Pennsylvania adoption agency will help you put together a plan to move forward after the adoption and get the ongoing support you need.
As the expectant mother, you will choose what type of adoption will work best for you and your baby. 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. Every type of adoption offers you the option of choosing the adoptive family, communicating with them before the birth, meeting them before the birth, and meeting your baby. Everything is completely up to you, and you can decide what you are most comfortable with. Consider all the differences between each type of adoption 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 process is finalized. This includes the exchange of emails, letters, pictures, phone calls, and in-person visits.
Semi-open adoption is like an open adoption, but it involves only the exchange of photos, emails, and phone calls. The children don't normally have any direct communication with their birthparents.
In a closed adoption, no identifying information is shared between birthparents and adoptive families. It is 100% anonymous and there is no contact after placement.
One of the most fulfilling parts of the adoption process is choosing the adoptive family for your baby. Sorting through adoptive parent profiles can be 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. No matter what you are looking for, we believe there is a family out there that is a perfect fit for you and your baby.
Download The Ultimate Adoption Guide for Expectant Parents and learn everything you need to know about placing a baby for adoption.