Alaska Adoption, Home Studies and More
Pregnant and Considering Adoption in Alaska
If you have just discovered you are unexpectedly pregnant, you probably have many questions and concerns and may not know where to turn. Many women turn to their family, friends, or the baby’s father for advice and understanding. These people that are close to you may have a lot of different opinions. This can be helpful, but it can also feel confusing and overwhelming. Before making any decisions, let’s ensure you have all the facts you need to consider your options.
When you call or text a Lifetime coordinator, you will find someone who will calmly listen to your story without judgment. You will receive all the information you need on what modern, open adoption can look like for you and your baby. To get started, just call, text, or complete our form for more information.
What is the Adoption Process in Alaska?
Whether you are a pregnant woman or someone currently parenting in Alaska, you can reach out to Lifetime Adoption coordinators to learn about the adoption process. To get started, just call, text, or fill out our online form. An adoption coordinator will be ready to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
You can access adoptive family profiles online and your coordinator can send profiles of families she feels would be a good match. You can look at families in Alaska or in any other state.
A hospital plan is helpful if you are currently pregnant and will be placing your newborn for adoption. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will help you decide things such as:
- Would you like the adoptive parents to be at the hospital for delivery?
- Do you want to hold or feed the baby?
- Who will cut the umbilical cord?
- Would you like your room to be in the maternity ward or another department of the hospital?
It is important you understand your rights so you will have your own legal representative who will take care of all legal proceedings for you.
If you are struggling to parent an older child or you are feeling overwhelmed and do not want your child to end up in the foster care system, there are loving, adoptive families interested in adopting a toddler, sibling group, or older child at Lifetime. With the help of a professional counselor, you can create an free adoption transition plan to help your child adjust to their new adoptive family.
Open Adoption in Alaska
In addition, you choose the adoptive parents. You can choose a family that lives in Alaska or in a different state. You can look for a family that lives a lifestyle you would like your baby to grow up in. Your Lifetime coordinator will help you find the right family and create the perfect adoption plan for you and your baby. Here are some questions she may ask you:
- What are you looking for in an adoptive family, such as certain traits or characteristics?
- Do you want updates, social media contact, or even visits in the future?
- Would you like to create a hospital plan that includes the adoptive parents?
- Are you experiencing any pregnancy-related expenses you need help with?
Adoption is not an easy choice, but if it is the right one, it can be a comfort to know that you can stay in contact and watch as your baby thrives in their adoptive home. Many adoptive families and birth mothers have formed wonderful, close relationships which benefit everyone, especially the child. For instance, one of our amazing birth mothers was getting married and asked if her daughter might be able to come to the wedding. She was delighted that not only was her daughter there, but the adoptive parents also attended, and the adoptive father even walked the birth mother down the aisle.
Help With Pregnancy Expenses and More
- Expenses involved with the birth of the child
- Medical or hospital care received by the mother or minor during the mother’s prenatal care and pregnancy
- Maternity clothing expenses
Alaska Adoptive Families
No matter what you’re looking for in an adoptive family, you deserve to find the perfect match. With waiting families from across the country, Lifetime Adoption provides more adoptive family profiles for you, giving you a greater chance of finding the right fit for your child.
When you browse these profiles, you can learn more about the family’s:
- Other family members
- Home and neighborhood
- Values and religious beliefs
- Reasons for adopting
- And much more!
Families Wanting to Adopt in Alaska
Are you considering adopting a newborn, child up to the age of 6, or sibling group as a way to grow your family in Alaska? Talk to one of our Lifetime Adoption coordinators. As one of the leaders \in modern, open adoption, we can walk with you on your adoption journey and make your adoption dreams come true.
Starting the Adoption Process
It is easy to begin the process. Just complete our short online application. The application is free and does not obligate you in any way. Your application is confidential and will be reviewed. Once pre-approved, a Lifetime representative will contact you and explain the Lifetime Adoption process.
Mardie Caldwell is the founder of Lifetime Adoption and created the program after her experience adopting her son over thirty years ago.
Helping our families navigate this process created by Mardie has resulted in many, many successful matches over the years.
Adoption Laws in Alaska
Typically, in Alaska, the timeline for legal documentation and the timeline for adoption are as follows:
Relinquishment papers can be filed any time after the birth of the child.
A consent to adoption may be withdrawn before the entry of a decree of adoption, within ten days after the consent is given.
Alaska Home Studies
A home study includes but is not limited to the following:
- One interview with all individuals living in the home.
- One home visit onsite.
- An assessment of the capabilities, willingness, and readiness of the prospective adoptive parent to properly parent an adopted child.
- A State and Federal criminal history record check for each adult member living in the household.
- At least three positive written references on the applicant. Two of these must be from persons unrelated to the applicant.
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