Adoption services are confidential, even when you’re just researching. It helps to provide information about yourself, your pregnancy, and your situation to adoption coordinators, so that you get more specific answers and resources tailored to your needs. Here are a few questions you might be asked as you consider adoption:
- What are your reasons for thinking about adoption?
- Do you want to receive information by mail or email?
- When is your due date or when was your child born?
- How much prenatal care have you had so far?
- What is your child’s racial background?
- What do you already know about adoption?
- What kind of contact would you like after the adoption?
- What are you looking for in adoptive parents?
- Do you work or go to school?
- Is your baby’s father involved?
- Do your friends or family support adoption?
- What questions do you have about adoption?
As the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.
Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.
As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.