WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ADOPTION

Yes, reasonable and pregnancy related expenses can be provided during the pregnancy and up to a maximum of 6 weeks following delivery.

Yes, we have profiles of many families, in state, out of state, and even internationally for you to look through to help you select the family that you feel is the best fit. If you prefer, the agency can select the family for you as well.

This depends on what you are looking for. It can include picture and letter updates, emails, or even annual visits. This is something you will discuss with your caseworker and we will help you find an adoptive family that is open to the same level of post-placement communication.

This is OK. The important thing is that you disclose what you do know and are open and honest with the caseworker so we can be sure all required steps are taken that are necessary to either locate and notify him or to show where we have done our due diligence to protect all involved in the process appropriately.

The adoptive family will cover the expenses for the adoption. You will not be responsible for any legal fees, counseling fees, and may be eligible for assistance with living expenses depending on your circumstances.

Yes. You will work with your caseworker to develop a hospital plan so we can support whatever level of interaction you want to have with the baby. Some expectant parents want to have the baby in the room with them, others want the baby in the room with the adoptive family at the hospital. We will work with you, the hospital, and the adoptive family to support your hospital plan. You can decide if you want to feed, change, rock, comfort the baby and how often or how much interaction you feel is best for you.

Yes. All of our caseworkers are experienced in providing education about your rights in relation to adoption. They will also provide you information about other options such as parenting, foster care, or having a family member care for the child, to ensure adoption is the right option for you. We can also assist you with counseling from a third-party that can provide counseling sessions to you. There is no cost to you if you choose this option.

Yes. Some expectant parents choose to select a name for the birth certificate. Some come to an agreement on a name with the adoptive family. Whichever you choose, there isn’t a right or wrong choice, it is what you want. Upon request, you can also receive a copy of the original birth certificate.

By working with one of our caseworkers, you will be provided education and resources to help you know all of your options. We will discuss things such as your financial ability, living situation, and support system, just to name a few, which can help you decide if adoption is the best option for you.

Yes, many families are open to many different situations and are open and able to care for all types of needs the baby/child may be facing. Just like you have specific things you will want in an adoptive family; adoptive families will be open and looking for specific situations too. Adoptive families are educated on various possible risks and we will help you find the best family to fit your needs.

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Heart of Adoptions Alliance, Inc.

Heart of Adoptions Alliance, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that is Hague Accredited to complete international adoptions. In addition to international work, we promote adoption education through our dedication to assisting families facing an unplanned pregnancy by providing resources and support. Heart of Adoptions Alliance, Inc. also works to provide grant to families needing assistance with the costs of adoption, when possible.