Adoption in Redding
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Are you in the Redding area and are interested in learning more about modern, open adoption? The adoption coordinators at Lifetime Adoption Agency are available to answer all of your questions. Birth parents considering placing their child for adoption will find help and support, and parents hoping to grow their family through adoption will receive all the information and assistance needed for a successful adoption story.
Lifetime Adoption is a nationwide leader in modern, open adoption and has experienced and knowledgeable coordinators who will lead you through your adoption journey. For over three decades, Lifetime Adoption has been connecting birth families and adoptive families. You can trust in Lifetime. You will have access to resources such as counseling, webinars, podcasts, adoption articles, and referrals.
Help for Pregnant Women in Redding
Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy and are in the Redding area? Lifetime Adoption coordinators can help you. Our caring coordinators can teach you about modern, open adoption and create an adoption plan for you. All the resources and information will be provided. Just call, or text and our adoption coordinators will be there for you. Lifetime Adoption coordinators are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Placing your baby in a loving home with adoptive parents who are emotionally and financially ready may be the best choice if you feel parenting is not the right thing for you at this time. At Lifetime Adoption, you will make the choices for yourself and your baby. You can see Lifetime family profiles and choose the adoptive family with the values that you feel are a great fit for you and your baby. You can even decide how much contact you would like to have with the family once the adoption is complete. You and your coordinator will even create a hospital plan so everything goes as you would like at the hospital.
If you find that you are having some unexpected expenses due to your pregnancy, there may be some assistance available for pregnancy-related expenses such as food, maternity clothes, rent, phone, transportation to doctor appointments, and more. Speak with your Lifetime Adoption coordinator for help with the support and resources you need!
Sometimes life gets complicated, and you may find yourself struggling to raise a toddler or young child in Redding. At Lifetime Adoption, there are many families interested in adopting sibling sets, toddlers, older children up to the age of seven, and special needs children. Finding a better, safer life for your child can be a great act of love for your child. At Lifetime Adoption, you will find a kind, non-judgmental adoption coordinator ready to assist you. Your coordinator will answer your questions and give you all the information you need. In addition, she will walk you through the adoption process and provide you access to professional counseling for you and your child. Call or text Lifetime Adoption 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we will be there for you.
Adoption Agencies in Redding, CA
At Lifetime Adoption, you will have:
- Profiles of adoptive parents from across the country. The Lifetime families have all completed their home study, which includes background checks
- Free counseling referrals available – both peer and professional
- 24-hour support is available seven days a week
- Help with pregnancy-related expenses such as transportation to doctors, maternity clothes, and other needs
- Ongoing support after your adoption is final
- And much more!
Adoption Counseling in Redding
Peer counselors are a very popular resource at Lifetime Adoption. These birth mothers have been through the adoption journey and want to help other women with their adoption process. Talking with a birth mother who can share her story is helpful. For example, she can share how she dealt with the birth father, parents, and other various other issues.
Maternity Hospitals in Redding
- Who would you like in the room when you go into labor?
- Would you like the adoptive parents to go to the hospital when you go into labor?
- Would you like to hold your baby first or after the adoptive parents?
- Would you like to feed your baby?
- Will you go home before your baby is released or after?
Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will make sure that the hospital staff and the adoptive parents are aware of your plans, so everyone knows about and follows your wishes. In the Redding area, you will probably deliver your baby at:
Mercy Medical Center Redding
Shasta Regional Medical Center
If something unexpected should happen, our adoption coordinators will still be there for you. They have worked with women who have given birth at home and even birth mothers who have gone into labor while traveling out of state. They can handle any situation.
More Helpful Resources for Pregnant Women in Redding
If you are homeless or experiencing a domestic violence situation, it is important you find safe housing. Here are some resources for women’s shelters in Redding and the surrounding area:
Is hunger a struggle for you in Redding? It is for many pregnant women or mothers of young children these days. The WIC program is a wonderful resource for you. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children and provides an EBT card to purchase healthy food such as fruit, eggs, milk, vegetables, whole grains, and cheese. They can also offer referrals to local services. Learn more by visiting their website:
Addiction is a serious struggle, and if this is a challenge you are trying to overcome, a treatment center can really help. If you have an addiction to prescription drugs or opiates and abruptly stop using drugs, it can be dangerous for you and your baby. A rehabilitation center has the ability to offer medications (like methadone and suboxone) along with counseling. The medications can help you safely and slowly wean off opiates in a way that is safe for you and your baby. You will also have access to counseling which can help you better understand and overcome your addiction. Here are a few resources in the Redding area:
Additional information and resources you may need, a Lifetime Adoption coordinator can help you find. If you have any issues, concerns, or questions, your coordinator will provide the answers. We can help with rent prenatal care, pregnancy verification, transportation to doctor appointments, maternity clothes, and more. Call or text today.
How to Start the Adoption Process
To start the adoption process for your baby, just call or text Lifetime Adoption or fill out the contact form. A Lifetime Adoption coordinator will work with you to create an adoption plan. She will go through the whole adoption process, and she will make sure you have all the resources and services you need. You can call anytime, and an adoption coordinator will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will have you view Lifetime adoptive families online. She can also send you profiles to look over. The adoptive families have letters posted you can read, video messages recorded, and information on their beliefs, interests, and parenting views. It is up to you to choose the qualities you feel are important. You can choose the adoptive parents you feel are the right choice for your baby or if you prefer the adoption coordinator to choose for you.
When choosing a family, you may want a family who lives nearby or in some other state. You can view adoptive family profiles online by clicking here. Once you have chosen a family, your adoption coordinator will work with you to help start the communication if you desire. Your adoption coordinator works with both you and the adoptive parents throughout the whole adoption process.
Your Lifetime coordinator will be there to help you find all the community resources in Redding you need during your pregnancy. You may need prenatal care and transportation to get to an appointment, for example. Your Lifetime adoption coordinator will help you with those connections. Just call or text Lifetime today to get started.
Other Paths to Adoption in Redding
Another option is relative or kinship adoption. In this situation, you will be able to choose a close family member who is usually blood-related to the baby that can apply to adopt your child. This type of adoption can come with its own set of challenges. While this can work, make sure your relative understands this is not a temporary situation. They will be this child’s parent and responsible for this child. Sometimes boundaries are an issue that everyone will need to work through.
Consider all of the pros and cons of each option. Only you know which kind of adoption is the right one for you and your child. Your adoption coordinator will be happy to explain all of these options.
Adopting in Redding
Can you imagine bringing your future child to a Redding Heat game or wandering through the Children’s Museum of Redding? Do you live in the Redding area and are considering adoption? How do you get started? The Lifetime Adoption coordinators are available to guide you through the adoption process. Your adoption dreams can come true. Just contact Lifetime Adoption, and you will learn all about open domestic adoption and what to expect during your adoption journey.
If you are in the Redding area and are thinking about adopting a newborn or child up to the age of six, contact Lifetime at 530-222-3330 today. Our Lifetime Adoption coordinators are wonderful at matching birth mothers and adoptive families.
Begin the Adoption Process
Now that you have decided to adopt, what is your first step? Getting started is easy. First, just fill out our online application. Applying has no cost, and filling out the form does not obligate you in any way. While the adoption process might seem overwhelming, you are not going to navigate this process on your own. You will have an adoption coordinator supporting you throughout your adoption journey.
Once pre-approved, you will be contacted by a Lifetime Adoption coordinator. Our adoption program will be completely explained, and all of your questions will be answered.
Adoption Attorneys in Redding
Home Study Services in Redding
Your home study will include background checks, financial verifications, employment information, education hours, and a home visit. This step must be completed in order to complete your adoption journey.
So, what is the process for home study in Redding? One part of the home study involves a criminal background check. In addition, you will gather the following documents for your home study provider.
• Employment and Financial statements such as tax returns, profit and loss statements, and paystubs.
• Medical Verification Statements from a medical professional which confirms you are both mentally and physically capable of parenting a child. In addition, every adult living in the home must test negative for tuberculosis
• You will also need three written references from friends and family will verify that you are suitable to parent
• Verification of your marital status
Your home study social worker will schedule a home. This visit is meant to establish that you have a safe and acceptable home for a child. She will also ask for your views on marriage, parenting, and family. Your home study provider will also speak with anyone else that lives in the home. All of this information will be combined into a report and will be submitted to the judge.
Finalization of Adoption at Court
Your final step in the adoption process is the finalization of the adoption in court. According to California adoption law, finalization will take place no less than six months from when you take the baby into your care. Your home study provider will have at least one interview in your home and three additional visits with your social worker within a six-month period.
The adoption paperwork will be filed with the courthouse by your adoption attorney, and a date will be set for the hearing. In Redding, that will be at the Superior Court of Shasta County. At this hearing, the judge reviews your documents and the home study report, then will issue the final decree of adoption. Time to celebrate!
Other Paths to Adoption
There are several different paths to adoption. At Lifetime, we specialize in domestic, open adoption. Another path is international adoption. Which path a family chooses is a very personal and important decision.
If choosing international adoption, you will want to work with an adoption agency that specializes in adoptions from the country of your choice. The nations of Africa, Eastern Europe, and China are some of the more popular countries to adopt from. You may want to consider the political climate of the country, the adoption laws, and many other factors. These issues will influence a family’s choice of country.
Here are some agencies that specialize in international adoption:
Foster Care Adoption
AdoptUSKids is another foster-to-adopt option you can explore. This site has children who are waiting to be adopted in the foster care system from across the nation.
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