Adoption Services in South Dakota
The rural nature of the state limits your choice of adoption agencies in South Dakota. This is one of the reasons Lifetime Adoption has made our services available in South Dakota. We believe that birth mothers everywhere deserve to be able to choose adoptive parents for their babies without being limited by location. You can choose a couple in South Dakota, throughout the Midwest or anywhere in the United States. We even provide adoption services in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico!
Questions to Ask About Adoption
We encourage you to make an informed decision before you agree to adoption. While we at Lifetime Adoption truly believe that adoption is the best option for most women with unplanned pregnancies, we don’t want to pressure you in anyway. Instead, we simply answer your most pressing questions. If you are not sure where to start, our most common ones are as follows:
- How can I see families waiting to adopt?
- What exactly is an open adoption?
- How long do I have to decide?
- When should I get started?
These aren’t the only questions you will have, but they offer an excellent start.
Your Adoption Plan
One of the first things we will recommend to you is to develop an adoption plan. You are welcome to do this on your own or we will help you. The adoption plan helps you to determine what you expect out of the adoption, the adoptive parents and your child’s future. When putting together your adoption plan, you will think of things such as:
- Who are the ideal adoptive parents?
- What kind of contact do I want with the child after he/she is adopted?
- Do I want the adoptive parents to be involved in the pregnancy or delivery?
Sometimes, birth parents have already given birth when the South Dakota adoption proceedings begin. We can help with that as well! Your adoption plan should remain very similar, though you of course won’t have to worry about any hospital visits or delivery.
Adopting in South Dakota
Parents hoping to adopt in South Dakota may find their options for birth mothers to be more constrained than in an area with a heavier population. Unlike other adoption agencies in South Dakota, Lifetime Adoption allows you to adopt from birth mothers anywhere in the United States. Though travel may be necessary, holding a new baby in your arms is always worth it.
Call Lifetime Adoption today to learn more about our South Dakota adoption services. You can also get started by completing our online application. The sooner you apply, the sooner you can have the family you always wanted.
Remember Where it all Began…
The Benefits of Open Adoption (Heidi18)
Open Adoption: Strangers Who Trust In Each Other for the Sake of a Child
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Adoption Loss: How Can I Reduce the Risk of a Reclaim?
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A Birth Mother in Crisis
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