Adoption in New York

Finding an Adoption Agency in NY, Adoption Process in New York

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Adoption Services for
Birth Parents

If you are living in the exciting Empire State and want to know more about adoption, Lifetime Adoption coordinators are here to guide you through your adoption journey. If you are considering placing a child for adoption, our coordinators are here to answer all of your questions and give you all the information you need to go through the decision-making process.

Pregnant and Looking for an Adoption Agency in NY

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Your feelings can be overwhelming when that pregnancy test comes back positive, and you were not expecting it. With all those emotions, it can be hard to know what to do next. After you share the news with family, friends, and the baby’s father, you may be given a lot of advice which can make the situation even more confusing.

Don’t panic. Take time to contact Lifetime Adoption to find out what your options are. You can call, text, or fill out our online form, and a non-judgmental coordinator will be there for you. She will offer to put you in touch with a professional or peer counselor, and they can help you work through the decisions you need to make.

Open Adoption in New York

Modern adoption is a subject that not many people know a lot about. Today, if you choose adoption, you are the one in charge. You make all the choices, such as what family will adopt your baby and what contact will look like in the future. Your adoption coordinator will help create a perfect adoption plan for you and your baby. Here are a few questions that you can expect from an adoption agency in NY:

  • Would you like to decide on the parents or have a coordinator choose for you?
  • Would you like to receive updates after the adoption is final?
  • What kind of contact would you like?
  • How do you see your hospital stay going when you go into labor?
  • Would you like the adoptive parents to be an active part of your pregnancy?
  • Are you in need of assistance with pregnancy-related expenses?

If parenting is not the right choice for you now, placing your baby for adoption with a loving family is a brave choice. Open adoption now means that you are not saying goodbye to your child forever. You can receive updates, share a social media page, get pictures, and even visits. Many of our birth mothers have great relationships with the families who adopted their babies. We recently heard from one of our birth mothers who got married, and her daughter was there, along with the adoptive father she chose for her daughter, and he even walked her down the aisle.

What is the Adoption Process with an Adoption Agency in NY?

Lifetime Adoption coordinators have been helping expectant mothers in New York through the adoption process for over 30 years. Just call, text, or fill out our online form. A coordinator will work with you to find out what type of family you are looking for and what resources and support you are in need of.

Next, your coordinator will send you some profiles, and you can look through adoptive family profiles online and choose a family for your child. You can choose a family from New York or from another state. You can decide how much contact you would like with the family you choose while you are pregnant. If you are placing a toddler or older child for adoption, a professional counselor will be involved in creating a plan to make the transition healthy for everyone involved in the adoption.

Your adoption coordinator is happy to help make a hospital plan if you are pregnant. Your plan will include: who will be in the delivery room with you, who will hold the baby first, who will cut the cord, and other details. At no cost to you, you will have your own attorney who will ensure sure you understand your rights and will make sure all laws are followed. An adoption agency in New York will help the adoptive family as well and make sure they are aware of your wishes.

Help with Pregnancy Expenses and more

Rebecca called Lifetime, and she wanted to place her baby for adoption. She was still in high school, and when her parents found out she was pregnant, they kicked her out. She now had no idea how to pay for rent and food. In the state of New York, pregnancy-related expenses can be covered by the adopting parents. The expenses include:

  • Temporary living expenses such as rent of the mother during pregnancy
  • Maternity-related medical and hospital costs
  • Counseling fees
  • Attorney and any legal fees and guardian ad litem fees
  • Travel costs for court appearances or accessing medical services, meals, and lodging when necessary

Another resource that is available at no cost to you is professional and peer counselors. You can consult with a professional counselor to help you navigate the decision-making process, understand your emotions, and help you plan for the future. In addition, peer counselors are available to share their stories and give advice to help you along your adoption journey.

Find 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:

  • Lifestyle
  • Reasons for adopting
  • Home and neighborhood
  • Values and religious beliefs
  • And much more!

Adopting a Baby in New York

Unfortunately, due to the laws surrounding adoption in New York, Lifetime Adoption is unable to help adoptive parents in this state. We can help you find an adoption agency in NY that can assist you.



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