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Pregnant and Considering Adoption in Idaho
Did you just discover your pregnancy test is positive, and you don’t think parenting is the right choice for you and your baby? You may not know what to do next. You may share your news with the baby’s father, your family, and even close friends, and you might receive a lot of different opinions. This can leave you feeling more unsure about what to do.
Don’t make a quick decision without understanding your options. Lifetime Adoption coordinators have been helping expectant women in your position for many years. She will explain each of your options and introduce you to what resources are available. You can text, call, or fill out our online form, and a Lifetime Adoption coordinator will provide the support you need.
What is the Adoption Process in Idaho?
Lifetime Adoption coordinators have been helping birth mothers in Idaho navigate the adoption process for over three decades. Just call, text, or fill out our online form. An adoption coordinator will listen to your concerns, answer any questions, and provide the information you need to decide on the right option for you and your baby.
Once you decide adoption is the right choice for you and your baby, you will choose a family or families to speak with. Check out Lifetime adoptive family profiles. You may be looking for a family from Idaho or from another state. You may want a family of a certain race or religion. It is up to you to choose the right family for your baby. If you are parenting a toddler or older child and it is a struggle, it is vital to know that adoption isn’t just for newborns. Lifetime coordinators can help you create an adoption plan for your child. They will have you work with a professional counselor who will create a transition plan for you, your child, and the adoptive family. She will help create a post-adoption contact agreement that is healthy for everyone involved, most importantly, the child.
Another aspect of your adoption process is the hospital plan if you are pregnant and placing your baby for adoption. Your adoption coordinator will help you outline things such as who will be in the delivery room, who will hold the baby first, and other hospital stay details. She will share your plan with the hospital staff and adoptive family, so everyone knows their role. You will also have an adoption attorney at no cost to you. Your attorney will make sure you know what your legal rights are and will handle the paperwork and court hearing.
Open Adoption in Idaho
- What lifestyle or faith are you looking for in a family?
- What type of contact do you want in the future?
- What do you want your hospital plan to look like?
- Are there pregnancy-related expenses you need help with?
Adoption is such a loving and brave choice you are making for your child. Knowing that modern adoption does mean saying goodbye to your child forever should be a comfort. With open adoption, you will know your child is healthy and happy because you can receive updates and pictures and even have a visit once or twice a year. Many of our birth mothers have close relationships with their child’s adoptive families. Recently, one of our amazing birth mothers was getting married, and she asked if her daughter wanted to be there. She was not only there, but the adoptive parents were there as well, and the adoptive father even walked the bride down the aisle.
Help With Pregnancy Expenses and More
- Medical and hospital costs related to pregnancy
- Professional and Peer counseling
- Adoption-related attorney
- Pregnancy-related living expenses
Idaho Adoptive Families
No matter what you’re looking for in an adoptive family, you deserve to find the perfect one. Lifetime Adoption lets you search adoptive families from across the country. We provide more adoptive family choices for you, giving you a greater chance of finding the right fit for your child. When you browse our family profiles, you can learn more about their:
- Reasons for adopting
- Home and neighborhood
- Values and religious beliefs
- And much more!
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Families Wanting to Adopt in Idaho
Are you in Idaho and have been considering adopting a newborn, toddler, or child up to the age of six? As one of the nationwide leaders in open adoption, Lifetime adoption coordinators are here to lead you on a successful adoption journey. Matching pregnant mothers with adoptive families has been Lifetime’s passion for more than thirty years. You will always find a kind and experienced Lifetime coordinator when you call who works hard to make sure our birth mothers have all the resources and support they need and who will help them find the perfect adoptive families for a great match.
Starting the Adoption Process
So, how do you get the adoption process started? It’s really simple. Just fill out our short online application. There is no fee to apply, and applying does not obligate you in any way. Lifetime will review your application, and once pre-approved, a Lifetime Adoption coordinator will contact you to explain the entire adoption process. You will then get started, with the help of Lifetime, on creating your personal profile for birth mothers to view. Your coordinator will provide referrals for your home study, as well as give you access to the adoption education you need, which is available on our membership site.
As a result of her experience when adopting her son, the founder of Lifetime Adoption, Mardie Caldwell, created Lifetime. Lifetime Adoption has been successfully matching birth mothers and adoptive families for over thirty years due to the Lifetime process. Our coordinators will guide you throughout the process so that you can see your dreams to grow your family through adoption come true.
Adoption Laws in Idaho
In Idaho, the timeline for legal documentation for adoption is as follows.
In Idaho, consent to adoption must be given in writing before a district judge or magistrate, or an authorized officer of the court. The statutes in Idaho specify the amount of time a birth parent must wait to give consent to an adoption after a child is born. Adoption cannot be finalized until six months after consent is recorded.
Idaho, like every other state, has its own laws that must be followed before the finalization of the adoption. Idaho may have different legal requirements for different adoption scenarios. Depend on your Idaho adoption attorney to make sure all legal aspects are completed correctly.
Idaho Home Studies
With a home study, be prepared to provide the following:
- Criminal and background checks
- Medical reports for both adoptive parents
- Employment verification along with financial statements
- Reason for choosing to adopt
There will be post-placement visits not to exceed 30 days for six months. Once this is completed, the adoption finalization can occur.
Whether you want to adopt or are a parent thinking about placing your child for adoption, Lifetime Adoption looks forward to guiding you and providing all the information and support you need for a successful adoption journey.
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