Kentucky Adoption, Home Studies and More
Pregnant and Considering Adoption in Kentucky
You take that pregnancy test, and it comes back positive. Now what? You may feel overwhelmed and confused. You share your news with the baby’s father, family, and friends, and get a wide range of opinions and advice. This can make you feel even more unsure about what to do.
Take a step back and contact a Lifetime Adoption coordinator who will be a caring and non-judgmental voice. She can help you understand and consider each of your options. You can call, text, or fill out our online form, and a coordinator will be ready to provide the support you need. She can also provide you with the services of a professional or peer counselor.
What is the Adoption Process in Kentucky?
For over three decades Lifetime Adoption has been guiding pregnant mothers in Kentucky with the adoption process. Just call, text, or fill out our online form. A Lifetime Adoption coordinator will listen to your wishes and can provide you with all the information you need and provide the resources and support you need.
You can review adoptive family profiles and choose the adoptive family you believe is the right for you and your baby. You may want a family from Kentucky or from another state. You can even choose the family open to the contact you would like in the future. In addition, adoption isn’t just for newborns. If you have a toddler or older child you would like to place for adoption, Lifetime can help. You will have a professional counselor who will assist with the transition plan so it is a healthy transition for you, your child, and the adoptive family. Your professional counselor will even help you work with the adoptive parents to create a post-adoption contact agreement that is best for the child, you, and the adoptive family.
If you are pregnant, your adoption coordinator will help you create a hospital plan. Your plan will document who will be in the delivery room, who holds and feeds the baby first, and other details. You will have your own attorney, at no cost to you, who will make sure that you understand your rights and will take care of all the court filings.
Open Adoption in Kentucky
- Do you want to review the adoptive parent’s profiles and choose the adoptive family or would you prefer an adoption coordinator to choose for you?
- What kind of contact do you see yourself having with the family in the future?
- How do you see things going at the hospital during labor, delivery, and after?
- Are you in need of resources such as help with pregnancy-related expenses?
There is a loving family for every child and they are ready and excited to grow their family through adoption. There is no more loving and brave choice than placing your child for adoption if you don’t feel parenting your child is the right thing for you and your baby. With modern, open adoption, you are not saying goodbye to your child forever. You can receive updates, pictures, and even visits. 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 would be able 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
- Adoption-related attorney and legal fees
- Temporary rent and living expenses of the expectant mother
- Pregnancy medical and hospital costs
- Peer and professional counseling fees.
Kentucky Adoptive Families
The adoption profiles below will show you waiting adoptive parents of all types and backgrounds in Kentucky. When you browse these profiles, you can learn more about their:
- Home and neighborhood
- Values and religious beliefs
- Reasons for adopting
- And much more!
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.
Families Wanting to Adopt in Kentucky
Are interested in adopting a newborn, toddler, or a child up to the age of six in Kentucky? Lifetime Adoption is one of the leaders in modern adoption nationwide and is here to guide you on your adoption journey. Our Lifetime Adoption coordinators have been successfully connecting birth mothers with hopeful adoptive families for over three decades. They are experienced and dedicated to making sure our birth mothers have all the resources and support they need while finding the right match in an adoptive family.
Starting the Adoption Process
So, how do you start the adoption process? It’s simple. Just fill out our short online application. It is free to apply and does not obligate you in any way. Once your application is reviewed and you are pre-approved, you will be contacted by an adoption coordinator who will explain the entire adoption process. You will be given information on how to create a profile for birth mothers to view, how to prepare for and set up your home study, and will give you access to the webinars, podcasts, education, blogs, and resources you need on our membership site.
Due to the journey she experienced when navigating the adoption of her son, Mardie Caldwell, the founder of Lifetime Adoption, created the Lifetime Adoption program. For over 30 years, the Lifetime program has been a success. Our adoption coordinators will guide you through the adoption process so that you can fulfill your adoption dreams.
Adoption Laws in Kentucky
In Kentucky, the timeline for legal documentation for adoption is as follows.
In general, the expectant or birth mother signs papers terminating her parental rights 72 hours after the birth. A birth father may surrender his parental rights by signing a Waiver of Notice or Denial of Paternity at any time, before or after the child’s birth. The adoption is irrevocable 72 hours after the signing.
In addition, a home study is required before the finalization of the adoption. Every adoption is individual. There may be different legal requirements depending on the unique facts of each adoption. Depend on your Kentucky adoption attorney to make sure all legal aspects are in place.
Kentucky Home Studies
With a home study be prepared to provide the following:
- Background checks
- Medical reports
- Employment verification
- Three personal references, one from a relative
- Two financial references
- Visit to the home
Every member of your household will be interviewed during your home study visit. You will also provide criminal background information and information about why you want to adopt, what your lifestyle is like, what support system you have, what your parenting style is, your education level, and more.
Whether you are hoping to adopt or are a parent considering placing your child for adoption, Lifetime Adoption looks forward to working with you and providing the information and support you need for successful adoption.
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