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 Virginia explore adoption in a safe, supportive, and personalized environment.
Since 1998, Angel Adoption has been providing expectant mothers from Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Arlington, and other Virginia 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 Virginia through the entire process of infant adoption. No matter where you live in Virginia, an adoption agency can connect you with waiting adoptive families who want nothing more than to provide a good home for your child.
We understand that this can be a scary and overwhelming time, but remember you are never 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, and respect any decision you make. All of our services are 100% free and confidential. Call, text, chat, or email us anytime, day or night.
Choosing adoption for your child should not create a financial burden. If you make an adoption plan you are guaranteed to receive financial assistance in Virginia 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 you can give both your baby and their adoptive family. Your decision to place your baby for adoption in Virginia will be a long-awaited miracle for a hopeful family.
There are many reasons expectant mothers choose adoption. There are endless factors to consider when you are responsible for another life. Your needs become secondary to feeding, clothing, educating and loving a child. Overall, Virginia 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 to place her baby with an adoption agency if:
If you decide you are not ready to be a parent, you can plan a future for your baby by choosing an adopting family. Adoption can provide:
Even if you have not made a decision to place your baby for adoption, contacting an adoption agency in Virginia or adoption organization, like Angel Adoption, is a great way to explore your options. Our adoption professionals can answer any questions you have, and provide you with all the information you need to move forward if you choose, and make an adoption plan.
Here is an brief overview of the steps you will take to complete the adoption process in Virginia.
Your adoption plan is customized to your specific wants and needs. You’ll browse our database of waiting adoptive parent profiles. You can choose the type of adoption you want, including how much contact you’d like to have with your baby and the adopting family 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 provide your baby a loving and stable home.
Next, we will set you up to meet with a social worker or attorney – at no cost to you. This meeting allows you to tell them about your needs and wants during the adoption, and will also 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 the birth.
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 adopting 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 Virginia adoption agency will help you to put together a plan to move forward after the adoption and get the support you need.
A fulfilling part of the adoption process is being able to select the right family for your baby. Before you start looking through adoptive parent profiles, 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 find the family that is the perfect fit.
The first step towards putting your baby up for adoption is contacting an adoption agency in Virginia, or an adoption organization, like Angel Adoption. If you choose to work with us, we will guide and support you throughout the entire adoption process. You will view adoptive parent profiles and choose one for your baby. We’ll help you put together a personalized adoption plan that includes whether it will be an open or closed adoption, 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.
An adoption requires the consent of both parents as long as they meet certain requirements that give them the right to do so. The rights of the father depend on several factors.
If you are married or have lived with him at some point during the pregnancy, his consent will likely be required to place your baby for adoption. If you were never married and never lived together, most states will not need the birthfather’s consent. He may be notified of the pending adoption, and at that point may have the right to consent or object.
If you are unsure of how to proceed with the birthfather’s involvement in the adoption, you can contact us anytime to discuss your specific situation.
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.
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 and think about why you are exploring adoption.
Adoptive families are thoroughly evaluated through a home study course conducted by a licensed agency. This process includes assessments of the parent’s character, marital stability, financial situation, lifestyle, and medical history. The agency will also run background checks to verify there is no record of criminal activity or child abuse. A social worker will inspect the family’s home to ensure it is a safe environment for a child.
Angel Adoption requires each family that works with us 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.
There are three types of adoption, open, semi-open, and closed adoption. 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 and have no ongoing communication after the adoption has finalized.
It’s never too late to choose adoption. Last-minute adoptions are not uncommon. 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 are thinking about adoption in Virginia we are here to provide friendly, non-judgemental guidance and compassionate support. Please reach out however you’re most comfortable to discuss your situation and talk about your options. Call us anytime at 1-888-378-1112, text us at 815-307-5837, live chat with us online, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always here for you!
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