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How to Place Baby for Adoption in Oregon
Are you pregnant and considering adoption? Has your child already been born, and now adoption seems like the best option? Perhaps you are a birth father whose partner is no longer in the picture, and you are finding it difficult to parent alone. Whatever your situation is, you probably have a lot of questions, and as an adoption agency in Oregon, Lifetime Adoption has the answers you need.
How does adoption work?
Adoption comes in different forms. There are closed adoption, semi-open adoption, and open adoption. Open adoption is the most common. In all cases, the birth parents give up their parental rights, and the adoptive family legally becomes the child’s parents.
Closed adoption usually means that no personal information is shared. Therefore there is no contact between the birth family and the adoptive family.
In a semi-open adoption, basic information can be shared. Medical or genetic background information could be shared, and updates may be shared through a third-party such as an Oregon adoption agency.
Open adoption allows the birth family and adoptive family to meet and share information. In other words, this allows the birth family to get updates and sometimes even visits.
What are the benefits of open adoption?
Open adoption can benefit everyone involved in the adoption, and most importantly, it helps the child.
Adoption is a very loving choice, but it is not an easy choice. Our birth mothers have shared that being able to choose the parents that will adopt their child and knowing that they will get updates and even occasional visits brings them much peace. Read some of their stories and learn about their adoption experience.
Adoptive parents are given access to medical, genetic, and family background information, which helps them provide the best care for their child possible.
Most of all, the child benefits. Access to information about their birth parents, why they were placed for adoption, and their heritage has been found to raise their sense of wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem.
How do I choose the adoptive parents?
Once you have made the decision to place your child for adoption, you can start viewing adoptive families’ profiles. You can speak with your adoption coordinator about what characteristics you are looking for in a family.
You may want a certain family life for your child. For example, a family with a certain religion, a particular race, or someone living in the city or at the beach. Perhaps an emphasis on education is high on your list, or you want a family that travels. You get to choose the parents you feel will be best for your child.
Once you narrow it down, you can meet the families you are interested in learning more about. Depending on their location, you may meet over the phone, start by texting or meet in person. You decide what is comfortable for you.
How much does it cost?
The adoption process will not cost you anything. The adoptive family will cover your legal expenses, and you may even be eligible for help with pregnancy-related expenses such as medical, travel, and living expenses.
Will a family want to adopt my baby?
Our Oregon adoption agency gets this question a lot. You can be sure that your child, no matter his or her situation, is greatly wanted by an adoptive family.
There is a family for every child, and we have families of all races, religious backgrounds, and abilities. Many parents considering adopting a child in Oregon are not just open to but prefer diverse families. Some truly love working with children who have special needs. Basically, as long as you can legally terminate parental rights, your baby can be adopted.
Sometimes, birth mothers don’t realize they are pregnant until after they engage in activities that can harm the baby. If this is the case, talk it over with our experts at Lifetime Adoption. We will help you learn how to get the best help and healthcare for the child. We will also help you find families considering adopting a child in Oregon who are more than willing to care for your baby.
If you have any of these questions or more, call 1-800-923-6784 or text with one of our helpful adoption coordinators.
How to Adopt a Child in Oregon
Starting a family can be a labor of love. We at Lifetime Adoption know there are many reasons to choose adoption. There are also many Oregon adoption agencies to consult. We hope that our desire to unite families with children in the most loving way possible will make the Oregon adoption process as fast and easy as possible.
As an Oregon adoption agency, Lifetime is dedicated to supporting birth families and guiding adoptive families on their adoption journey. We assist expectant birth mothers with their hospital plans and make sure they receive all the resources and support they need, such as counseling before and after the adoption. If the adoption is of an older child, we will guide you through creating a transition plan.
As an adoptive family, you will receive educational materials through articles, blogs, webinars and podcasts. Your adoption coordinator will guide you through the entire adoption process and provide support, referrals and the information you need for a successful adoption story.
While you are waiting, look through the stories from some of our birth parents. We do not publicly publish personal information, but we do wish to share their stories. These are real birth mothers and fathers who simply want what is best for their children. Reading their stories may move you to act sooner rather than later.
Begin by completing our free online application. This no-obligation application will hasten the process of starting your family. You can also call or text with us at any time. We are eager to help your Oregon adoption begin.
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