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Pregnant and Considering Adoption in Vermont
If you find out you are unexpectantly pregnant, you first need to figure out if you are ready to be a parent. Who do you turn to for advice? You might share your news with your family, baby’s father, and even close friends and receive a lot of different opinions. This can leave you feeling more unsure of what to do.
You are not alone. Lifetime Adoption coordinators are here to help. They have been helping women experiencing unwanted pregnancies for many years. After talking with a coordinator, you will understand your options and know what resources are 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 Vermont?
Lifetime Adoption coordinators have guided pregnant mothers in Vermont through the adoption process since 1986. Just call, text, or fill out our online form. An adoption coordinator answers all of your questions and makes sure you have all the information you need to make the right choice for your baby.
So, you have decided to place your baby for adoption. Now what? The next step is to choose a family by checking out Lifetime adoptive family profiles. You might want a family from Vermont or from another state. You may be looking for a family of a certain religion or race. You get to decide what is important to you. If you are currently parenting a toddler or older child and it is hard or CPS is getting involved, Lifetime coordinators can help you create an adoption plan. Adoption isn’t just for newborns. You can work with a professional counselor at no cost to you who will make a transition plan for your child, you, and the adoptive family. She will also construct a post-adoption contact agreement.
Heading to the hospital for labor and delivery can be stressful, but it is less stressful if you have a hospital plan in place. You will want to think about things such as who you want in the delivery room, who will hold the baby first, and other details. Your coordinator will share your plan with the hospital social worker and the adoptive family. Everyone will know and understand your wishes. You will also have free legal representation. Your lawyer will make sure you know what your legal rights are and will handle the paperwork.
Open Adoption in Vermont
- What traits are you looking for in a family?
- What kind of contact do you want in the future?
- How do you see your hospital stay going?
- Are you in need of help with pregnancy-related expenses?
Adoption is a loving, courageous choice you make for your baby. Open adoption means you don’t have to say goodbye to your baby forever. With a modern adoption, you can receive pictures, updates, Facetime, and even visits if that is what you want. Many of our birth mothers have close relationships with their baby’s adoptive families.Recently, one of our amazing birth mothers was getting married, and asked her daughter if she would like 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
- Medical and other similar expenses incurred by a mother in connection with prenatal care, the birth, or any illness of the minor
- Counseling services for adoption-related issues
- Living expenses of a birth mother for a reasonable time before the birth of a child and for no more than six weeks after the birth
- Legal services in connection with the adoption
- Transportation for services needed for medical or other adoption-related needs
Vermont Adoptive Families
The adoption profiles below will show you waiting adoptive parents of all types and backgrounds in Vermont. 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 Vermont
Are you in Vermont and want to adopt a newborn, toddler, or child up to the age of six? As one of the nationwide leaders in open, modern adoption, Lifetime Adoption coordinators will guide you on a successful adoption journey. Our coordinators have matched pregnant mothers with adoptive families for over three decades. You can be sure when you reach out to Lifetime, you will find a caring and experienced coordinator who works hard to ensure our birth mothers receive all the resources and support they need.
Starting the Adoption Process
So, how do you get the adoption process started? It’s simple. Just fill out our short online application. There is no fee to apply, and filling out the application does not obligate you in any way. Once your application is reviewed and pre-approved, you will be contacted by a coordinator who will review the entire adoption process. You will start by creating your personal profile for birth parents to view. Your coordinator will also provide referrals for your home study and adoption attorney and give you access to the wealth of adoption education available on our membership site.
Mardie Caldwell created Lifetime due to her experience adopting her son. Since 1986 the Lifetime Adoption process has been matching birth mothers and adoptive families with great success. Your adoption coordinator will lead you through the adoption process so that your dreams of growing your family through adoption are realized.
Adoption Laws in Vermont
In Vermont, the timeline for legal documentation for adoption is as follows.
In general, the written consent of the birth mother cannot be signed until at least 36 hours after the baby is born. In general, the adoption is irrevocable 21 days after execution of consent. Your Vermont lawyer can go over all the legal details.
Vermont Home Studies
With a home study, be prepared to provide the following:
- Information regarding age, racial or ethnic background, and any religious faith
- Marital status, including the age and location of any children and identity of anyone else living in the household
- Parenting experience
- Physical and mental health
- Education and employment history
- Information on income and outstanding financial obligations
- Whether any person in the house has an abuse prevention order, has been charged with or convicted of domestic assault, or is subject to a court order restricting the person’s right to parental rights and responsibilities
- Whether the person has been convicted of a crime
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