Montana Adoption, Home Studies and More
Pregnant and Considering Adoption in Montana
Did you just get a positive reading on a pregnancy test that you weren’t expecting? Do you feel that parenting is not the right choice for you and your baby? You may have shared your news with the baby’s father, your family, and even close friends and are now getting a lot of advice, or you may be keeping it to yourself. If you feel like you don’t know where to turn or you are more confused about what you should do, the first step is to take a deep breath.
It’s really important to understand all of your options before making any choices. Lifetime coordinators have been helping expectant women for over 30 years. We will explain your options and provide you with the resources you need to decide about your pregnancy. You can text, call, or fill out our online form, and a Lifetime Adoption coordinator will be there for you.
What is the Adoption Process in Montana?
The Lifetime Adoption staff are experts at helping birth mothers in Montana navigate the adoption process for over thirty years. Just call, text, or fill out our online form. All of your concerns and questions will be addressed by a kind adoption coordinator who will provide the resources and information you need.
If adoption is the right choice for you and your baby, you will work with a coordinator who will walk you through the process and help you choose a family or families to speak with. Check out Lifetime adoptive family profiles. You may be looking for a family from Montana or you may want a family of a certain faith or lifestyle. These choices are all yours unless you prefer a coordinator chooses for you. It’s important to know that if you are parenting a toddler or older child and it is a struggle, adoption isn’t just for newborns. Your Lifetime coordinator will help you create an adoption plan for your baby or child. A professional counselor will work with you to create a transition plan for you, your child, and the adoptive family. Together you will create a post-adoption contact agreement that is healthy for everyone involved, most importantly, the child.
Another important part of the adoption process is the hospital plan. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will help you outline your wishes, such as who will be in the delivery room with you, who will be the first to hold the baby first, and other hospital labor and delivery details. She will then inform the hospital staff and adoptive family of your plans so everyone knows their role. You will also have a Montana adoption attorney available at no cost to you. Your attorney will make sure your rights are protected, that you fully understand the legalities of the adoption, and will handle the legal paperwork and court hearing.
Open Adoption in Montana
- What race or religion are you looking for in a family?
- What type of contact do you see yourself having with the adoptive family in the future?
- What do you see your hospital experience being?
- Do you have pregnancy-related expenses you need help with?
There are situations where the most loving and brave choice you can make for your child is adoption. It can be a comfort to know that open adoption means you don’t have to say goodbye forever. With open, modern adoption, you will know your child is thriving and happy because you can receive pictures, updates, and even occasional visits. Many of our birth parents have close relationships with their baby’s adoptive families. Recently, one of our 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
- Prenatal medical costs
- Professional and Peer counseling
- Adoption-related attorney
- Pregnancy-related living expenses
Montana 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!
Families Wanting to Adopt in Montana
Are you in Montana and considering adopting a newborn, toddler, or child up to the age of six? As one of the nationwide leaders in modern adoption, Lifetime Adoption coordinators are here to lead you through the adoption process. Matching expectant mothers and adoptive families has been a passion for Lifetime Adoption for more than three decades. Lifetime coordinators work hard every day to make sure our birth mothers have all the resources they need and help them find the perfect adoptive families for them and their babies.
Starting the Adoption Process
So, how do you get your adoption dreams started? It’s really easy. Just fill out our short online application. There is no application fee, and filling it out does not obligate you in any way. Lifetime will review your application, and once you are pre-approved, a coordinator will contact you to outline the entire adoption process. The Lifetime team will get you started creating your personal profile for birth mothers to view and will also provide referrals for your home study and your attorney. You will also be given access to our membership site and all the adoption education you need for a successful adoption.
Adoption Laws in Montana
In Montana, the timeline for legal documentation for adoption is as follows:
- Consent to adoption cannot be executed until 72 hours after the birth.
- Once consent is executed and parental rights are terminated, they cannot be revoked unless previous agreement allows it.
Like every other state, Montana has its own laws that must be followed before the finalization of the adoption. Montana adoption laws mandate that there must be an evaluation six months after the placement of the child. Every adoption is unique, so rely on your adoption attorney for the information and regulations regarding your particular adoption.
Montana Home Studies
With a home study, be prepared to provide the following:
- A check for any criminal convictions or abuse or neglect of a child, or incidents of domestic violence
- Medical and social history along with current health status
- Ability to financially support a child
- Awareness of potential adoption issues, including matters relating to open, interracial, and special needs adoptions
There will be a post-placement visit at six months. Once this is completed, the adoption finalization can occur.
Whether you want to know more about adopting or are a parent considering placing your child for adoption, Lifetime Adoption is ready to guide you and provide all the information and support you need for a successful adoption journey.
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