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 Washington 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 Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, and other Washington cities throughout their pregnancy.
Finding out you are unexpectedly pregnant can be a scary, overwhelming, and emotional time. Angel Adoption works with expectant mothers considering adoption in Washington through the entire process of infant adoption. No matter where you live in Washington, 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 please know that you are never alone. Our dedicated caring adoption professionals are available to you 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 will respect whatever decision you make. Our services are 100% free and completely confidential. Call, text, chat, or email us anytime, day or night.
Choosing to place your baby for adoption should not cause a financial burden. If you create an adoption plan you are guaranteed to receive financial assistance in Washington 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 both your baby and their adoptive family. Your decision to place your baby for adoption in Washington will be a long-awaited miracle for a hopeful waiting family.
There are many reasons expectant mothers choose adoption. 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 still plan your baby’s future by choosing an adopting family. Adoption in Washington can provide your child with:
Even if you have not yet made a decision to place your baby for adoption, contacting a Washington 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 and make your personalized adoption plan if you choose.
Here is an overview of the steps you will take to complete the adoption process in Washington.
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 adoptive 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. 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. As your due date gets near, we will help you create a birth plan for when you go into labor.
After the birth, 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 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 and type of contact you’ll have with the baby and adoptive family depends on what type of adoption you choose. The post-adoption experience is different for every birthmother. Your Washington 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 are the one who chooses 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 lets you choose the adoptive family, communicate with them before the birth, meet them before the birth, and meet your baby. Remember, everything is 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.
A fulfilling part 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 in order to find the family that is a perfect fit for you and your baby.
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