Maine Adoption, Home Studies and More
Pregnant and Considering Adoption in Maine
Finding out you are pregnant when it is not planned can be overwhelming and scary. You know you have to make some decisions, but you may not fully understand what your options actually are. You may ask family, the baby’s father, or friends, but they may not fully understand your options either. It is important you do have all the facts.
Find out what options are available to you from a Lifetime coordinator. She will listen to your story calmly and without judgment. She will also provide you with all the information you need to decide what to do. Just take the time to call, text, or fill out this short online form.
What is the Adoption Process in Maine?
If you are pregnant or currently parenting in Maine, you can reach out to Lifetime to find out more about the adoption process. It’s so easy to start the process. Just call, text, or fill out our online form. You will talk, text, or email with an experienced, kind, and supportive coordinator.
You will be shown adoptive family profiles online, and your coordinator can send profiles she thinks would suit you and your baby. You can view families in Maine or in another state.
In addition, if you are currently pregnant, your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will help you create a hospital plan. This plan will detail things such as:
- Would you like the adoptive parents at the hospital when you go into labor?
- Who would you prefer to hold and feed the baby first?
- Are you OK with being in the maternity ward, or would you prefer a room in a different area of the hospital?
You will also have a legal representative. Your representative will explain all your rights and manage all of the legal proceedings for you.
If you are currently struggling to parent, there are Lifetime families open to adopting a toddler, sibling group, or older child. With a toddler or older child, a professional counselor, at no charge, can plan an adoption transition that will help the child adapt to the change.
Open Adoption in Maine
- What comes to mind as most important when looking for a family?
- What kind of home do you envision your child growing up in?
- How do you want things to go during labor, delivery, and after?
- Are there pregnancy-related expenses you are having a hard time meeting?
Placing your baby for adoption is very difficult. Just remember, with open adoption, you can know your baby is thriving with their adoptive family. Many birth parents develop close relationships with the adoptive family. We have one wonderful birth mother who became engaged and requested her daughter be able to come to the wedding. The adoptive parents were more than happy to oblige, and not only did they all attend, but the adoptive father actually walked the birth mother down the aisle.
Help With Pregnancy Expenses and More
- The cost of legal services related to the adoption process
- Counseling expenses for the birth mother
- Medical expenses for the birth mother
- Necessary transportation to medical appointments
- Necessary living expenses
Maine Adoptive Families
The adoption profiles below will show you waiting adoptive parents of all types and backgrounds in Maine. 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 Maine
Do you have dreams of adopting a newborn, child up to the age of 6 or a sibling group in Maine? Lifetime, one of the nationwide leaders in open, modern adoption, is ready to help.
Starting the Adoption Process
There is a short, free online application you fill out to get started. Your information will be reviewed, and once pre-approved, a Lifetime representative will contact you to introduce you to the Lifetime Adoption program.
With years of experience walking families through the adoption process created by Mardie Caldwell, you can count on Lifetime coordinators. Mardie Caldwell is the founder of the Lifetime Adoption program, which she created after her experience adopting her son over thirty years ago.
Adoption Laws in Maine
Typically, in Maine, the timeline for legal documentation and the timeline for adoption are as follows:
Birth mothers cannot consent to an adoption until at least 72 hours after birth. No judgment may be entered until after the birth of the child. In general, consent is not valid until after five working days after the consent was executed in Maine.
Your legal representative will explain the legalities of your individual adoption.
Maine Home Studies
A home study includes but is not limited to the following:
- A background check for each prospective parent
- A medical statement from a physician based on an exam conducted within the last six months
- Financial information
- Religious information
- Three personal references from people unrelated to the applicants but who have known the adoptive family long enough to make a judgment
- At least one visit to the applicant’s home
- Individual interviews with the applicants and anyone else in the household
- Philosophy towards adoption, parenting, and discipline
- Education and proof of employment
Your adoption coordinator will refer you to a home study provider who will conduct your home study and give you all the specifics of what is required.
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