Step 1: Contact Angel Adoption
Whether you’ve already decided to put your baby up for adoption or are still unsure, contacting us is the first step. Click here to get a free adoption information packet. When you’re ready, call us anytime at 1-888-378-1112. Our adoption coordinators can answer any questions you have and help you make your decision.
Step 2: Begin Prenatal Care
If you haven’t already done so, it’s important to begin prenatal care as soon as possible. Prenatal care is vital to a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. If needed, we can help you find a doctor and get financial support for your medical fees.
Step 3: Create an Adoption Plan
We will work with you to create an adoption plan that reflects your unique wants and needs. Start by choosing a family from our adoptive family profiles. Decide what type of adoption you want and how much contact you’d like to have with the adoptive parents and the baby.
Step 4: Contact the Adoptive Family
If you’ve chosen to communicate with your adoptive family, we can arrange for you to talk on the phone, email, or text with them. Whatever you’re most comfortable with!
Step 5: Meet With a Social Worker or Attorney
This meeting will allow you to inform the social worker or attorney of your needs and wants. It’s also a chance for you to learn more about the legal aspects of adoption. We will arrange this meeting for you at no cost.
Step 6: Ongoing Support
Throughout your pregnancy, we will continue to check in with you and provide support and assistance as needed. You can also communicate with your adoptive family as much or as little as you wish. As you get closer to your due date, we will help you make arrangements for delivering the baby.
Step 7: Place Your Baby With the Adoptive Family
After the baby is born, you’ll have the option to spend time with the baby, the adoptive family, and/or a counselor. The baby will go directly home from the hospital with the adoptive family. There will be no intermediate foster care. If needed, we’ll help you make arrangements to get home from the hospital after you are discharged.
Step 8: Documentation
Shortly after the baby is born, you will sign the legal documents consenting to the adoption of the baby. The exact timeframe and documents needed depend on the laws in your state. We can help you through this process as well.
Step 9: After 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. You’ll probably experience an array of emotions, both positive and negative.
We encourage each birthmother to create a post-adoption plan. Will you return to school or work? Will you join an adoption support group? Do you have other goals you want to start working towards? Your adoption coordinator can work with you to put together a post-adoption plan that will help you move forward and have the support you need after the adoption.