Minnesota Adoption, Home Studies and More
Pregnant and Considering Adoption in Minnesota
If you just discovered you are pregnant and don’t think parenting is the right choice for you and your baby, what do you do? You might feel conflicted, and when you share the news with the baby’s father, your family, and even close friends, you might receive a lot of different advice. This may make you even more unsure of what to do.
Consider all of your options before deciding what to do about your pregnancy. Lifetime coordinators have been helping women experiencing unexpected pregnancies for many years. They will share with you what all of your options are and introduce you to the resources 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 Minnesota?
Lifetime Adoption coordinators have been helping expectant mothers in Minnesota navigate the adoption process for over 35 years. Just call, text, or fill out our online form. A Lifetime coordinator will answer any questions, listen to your concerns, and give you the information you need to make the right choices for you and your baby.
If you decide adoption is the right choice for you and your baby, you will then choose a family or families to get to know. Check out Lifetime’s adoptive family profiles. Perhaps you want a family that lives in Minnesota or another state. If there is a particular race or religion you would prefer the family be, you can choose that, too. It is up to you to decide which is the right family for your baby. If you are parenting a toddler or older child and it is not a healthy situation, it is important to know that adoption isn’t only for newborns. Lifetime Adoption coordinators can help create an adoption plan for you and your child. A professional counselor will work with you to create a healthy transition plan for you, your child, and the adoptive family. She can also help create a post-adoption contact agreement if you would like.
The hospital plan is another important part of the adoption process if you place your baby for adoption. Your coordinator will help you decide things such as who will be in the delivery room during labor and delivery, who will hold the baby first, and other hospital stay details. She will then share your hospital plan with the adoptive family and the hospital staff, so everyone understands their roles. An adoption attorney will also be available to you at no cost. Your adoption attorney will make sure you understand your legal rights and will handle all the paperwork and court hearing.
Open Adoption in Minnesota
- Is there a certain religion or lifestyle you are looking for in a family?
- What type and how much contact do you want in the future?
- How do you see your hospital stay going?
- Do you have any pregnancy-related expenses you need help with?
Adoption can be an amazing gift to your child, and it doesn’t mean saying goodbye to them forever. In an open adoption, you will be able to watch your child thrive through updates and pictures and even have a visit once or twice a year. We have many birth mothers who have close relationships with their child’s adoptive families. Not too long ago, one of our amazing birth mothers was getting married, and she asked her daughter 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
- Counseling, medical, and legal fees relating to the adoption
- Pregnancy-related expenses for meals, transportation, and lodging
- Reasonable living expenses of the birth mother
Minnesota Adoptive Families
The adoption profiles below will show you waiting adoptive parents of all types and backgrounds in Minnesota. 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.
Aaron & Madelyn from MinnesotaWatch Our Video
Chad & Taylor from MinnesotaWatch Our Video
Ben & Rebecca from MinnesotaWatch Our Video
Ben & Victoria from MinnesotaWatch Our Video
Adam & Kristi from MinnesotaWatch Our Video
Max & Sarah from MinnesotaWatch Our Video
Shane & Eileen from MinnesotaWatch Our Video
Scott & Wittne from MinnesotaWatch Our Video
Ryan & Jess from MinnesotaWatch Our Video
Families Wanting to Adopt in Minnesota
Are you in Minnesota and are thinking about adopting a newborn, toddler, or child up to the age of six? As one of the nationwide leaders in modern, open adoption, Lifetime coordinators will guide you on a successful adoption journey. For more than 35 years, matching expectant mothers with adoptive families has been Lifetime’s passion. A caring and experienced Lifetime coordinator will be there when you call. Lifetime coordinators work hard to make sure our birth mothers have all the support and resources they need. They also help them find just the right adoptive families for a great match.
Starting the Adoption Process
Getting the adoption process started is easy. Just fill out our short online application. The application is free, and you are not obligated in any way just by applying. Once your application is reviewed and pre-approved, a Lifetime Adoption coordinator will contact you. She will get you started on your adoption journey. You will create your personal profile for birth mothers to view with guidance from your coordinator. She will also provide referrals for your home study and give you access to the membership site, where you can access all the adoption education you need.
Lifetime Adoption was born out of the experience Mardie Caldwell, the founder, had when adopting her son. For over 35 years now, Lifetime Adoption has been successfully matching birth mothers and adoptive families due to the Lifetime process. Our experienced coordinators will guide you through the adoption process so that you can see your adoption dreams to grow your family comes true.
Adoption Laws in Minnesota
In Minnesota, the timeline for legal documentation for adoption is as follows.
In Minnesota, consent can be given no sooner than 72 hours after the birth of a child and no later than 60 days after the child’s placement in a prospective adoptive home. A birth parent’s consent may be withdrawn for any reason within ten working days after the consent is executed and acknowledged. On the day following the 10th working day after execution and acknowledgment, the consent shall become irrevocable.
Minnesota, like every other state, has its own unique laws that must be followed before the finalization of the adoption. Minnesota may have different legal requirements for different adoption scenarios. Depend on your Minnesota adoption attorney to make sure all legal aspects are completed.
Minnesota Home Studies
- A background check
- Medical and social history
- Financial Statements
- Knowledge of adoption issues, including, matters relating to cross-cultural, interracial, and special needs adoptions
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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