South Carolina Adoption, Home Studies and More
Pregnant and Considering Adoption in South Carolina
What do you do when that pregnancy test is positive and this was not the result you wanted? You may feel confused and unsure where to turn. If you have shared your news with the baby’s father, family, and even friends and received mixed reactions and opinions it can leave you feeling more confused.
You are not alone, contact a Lifetime Adoption coordinator who will be a kind and non-judgmental support for you. She will explain your options and the resources that are available to you. You can call, text, or fill out our online form, and a Lifetime coordinator will provide the support and services you need.
What is the Adoption Process in South Carolina?
Lifetime Adoption has been helping pregnant mothers in South Carolina with the adoption process for over thirty years. Just call, text, or fill out our online form. A Lifetime Adoption coordinator will listen to your story and answer questions and will give you all the information you need to make the right choices for you and your baby.
You can check out Lifetime adoptive family profiles and choose the family you think is the right match for you and your baby. You may want a family from South Carolina or from another state. You can even decide what kind of contact you want in the future. Adoption isn’t only for newborns. You may be struggling to parent a toddler or older child. Lifetime coordinators can help you create an adoption plan. A professional counselor will create a transition plan for you, your child, and the adoptive family. She will also work with you and the adoptive parents to create a post-adoption contact agreement that is healthy for the entire adoption triad.
You will need a hospital plan if you are pregnant and placing your baby for adoption. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will help you plan who will be in the delivery room, who will hold the baby first, and other details and make sure the hospital staff and adoptive family are aware of your wishes. You will also have your own attorney at no cost to you. She will make sure that you are aware of all of your rights and will take care of all the legal documents.
Open Adoption in South Carolina
- Will you choose the family or would you like your coordinator to choose?
- What kind of contact do you want in the future?
- How would you like your hospital stay to go during labor, delivery, and after?
- Do you need help with pregnancy-related expenses?
When you choose modern, open adoption for your baby, you are making a loving and brave choice. You do not have to say goodbye to your child forever. You can choose to receive updates and pictures, and may even have some visits once or twice a year. Many of our birth mothers have lifelong relationships with their child’s adoptive families. Recently, one of our birth moms 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
- Adoption-related legal fees
- Living expenses of the expectant mother
- Pregnancy-related medical and hospital costs
- Peer and professional counseling fees.
South Carolina Adoptive Families
The adoption profiles below will show you waiting adoptive parents of all types and backgrounds in South Carolina. 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 South Carolina
Have you been considering adopting a newborn, toddler, or child up to the age of six in South Carolina? As a leader in modern, open adoption Lifetime Adoption is here to guide you on a successful adoption journey. Our Lifetime Adoption coordinators have been connecting expectant mothers with adoptive families successfully for over three decades. You will always find a kind and dedicated coordinator who works hard to make sure our birth mothers have all the resources and support they need and who has the experience to match them with the right adoptive families for a great match.
Starting the Adoption Process
How do you start the adoption process? It’s really simple. Just fill out our short online application. This is free and does not obligate you in any way. Once your application has been pre-approved, an adoption coordinator will reach out to you and go over the entire adoption process. You will receive information on how to create a personal profile for birth mothers to view, referrals for your home study, and access to the education you need via webinars, podcasts, blogs, and other resources on our membership site.
The Lifetime Adoption program was created by Mardie Caldwell, the founder of Lifetime Adoption. She created Lifetime due to the journey she had when adopting her son. For over thirty years, the Lifetime Adoption process has been successful. Our experienced adoption coordinators will be there to guide you on your journey so that you can see your adoption dreams come true.
Adoption Laws in South Carolina
In South Carolina, the timeline for legal documentation for adoption is as follows.
In general, a birth mother can sign the termination any time after the birth. A birth father may surrender his parental rights by signing a Waiver of Notice or Denial of Paternity at any time, before or after the child’s birth. The adoption is irrevocable upon signing.
In every state, a home study is required as it is in South Carolina, before the finalization of the adoption. There may be different legal requirements in South Carolina depending on the facts of each adoption. Depend on your South Carolina adoption attorney to make sure adoption legalities are followed.
South Carolina Home Studies
With a home study be prepared to provide the following:
- Criminal and background checks
- Medical reports from your doctor within six months of adoption
- Employment verification
- Personal references
- Financial records
- Visit to the home
Your home study social worker will interview every member of your household and will ask for information about why you want to adopt. She will want to know what your lifestyle is like, your religious affiliation, what kind of support system you have, what your parenting style is, and more.
Whether you are hoping to adopt or are a parent considering placing your child for adoption, Lifetime Adoption looks forward to working with you and providing the information and support you need for successful adoption.
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