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Adoption in Wyoming
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Pregnant and Considering Adoption in Wyoming
An unexpected positive pregnancy test can cause fear and uncertainty. You may not know which way to turn. In addition, some women share the news with the baby’s father, their family, and even close friends and often receive a lot of different opinions. This can leave you feeling more confused and unsure of what to do.
Don’t make a decision without understanding all of your choices. Contact a Lifetime Adoption coordinator who will be a kind and non-judgmental support for you. She will help you understand your options and show you what resources are available. You can call, text, or fill out our online form, and a Lifetime Adoption coordinator will provide the assistance you need.
What is the Adoption Process in Wyoming?
Lifetime Adoption has been helping expectant mothers in Wyoming navigate the adoption process for over thirty years. Just call, text, or fill out our online form. An adoption coordinator will listen to your concerns and answer any questions. She will also provide all the information you need to make the right decisions for you and your baby.
If you have decided adoption is the right choice for you, Check out Lifetime adoptive family profiles and find the family you think is the right fit for you and your baby. You may want a family from Wyoming or from another state. You also choose a family open to the type of contact you want in the future. Did you know that adoption isn’t only for newborns? If parenting a toddler or older child is not working and is not healthy for you or the child, Lifetime can help you create an adoption plan. They will put you in touch with a professional counselor who will create a transition plan for you, your child, and the adoptive family. She will also help put together a healthy post-adoption contact agreement for everyone involved in the adoption process.
If you are pregnant and placing your baby for adoption, you should also have a hospital plan. Your Lifetime coordinator will help you create one which will outline who will be in the delivery room, who gets to hold the baby first, and other labor and delivery details. She will communicate with the hospital staff and adoptive family, so they are aware of your wishes. In addition, you will have your own legal representation at no cost to you, who will make sure that you are aware of your legal rights and all legal documents are filed.
Open Adoption in Wyoming
- What characteristics or lifestyle are you looking for in a family?
- What kind of contact do you want in the future?
- Do how you want things to be handled at the hospital?
- Do you need support and resources such as help with pregnancy-related expenses?
Open adoption is a loving and courageous choice you make for your baby. Today adoption does mean not having to say goodbye to your baby forever. The adoptive family can send updates and pictures, and you may even have some visits once or twice a year. Many of our birth mothers have close relationships with their baby’s adoptive families. Recently, one of our amazing birth mothers was planning her wedding, and she asked if her daughter could 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 attorney fees
- Pregnancy-related living expenses
- Medical and hospital costs
- Professional and Peer counseling fees.
You will need to speak with your adoption counselor and legal representative to find out what resources are available to you in Wyoming.
Wyoming 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 Wyoming
Are you in Wyoming and have been considering adopting a newborn, toddler, or child up to the age of six? Lifetime is a nationwide leader in open adoption and our coordinators are here to guide you on a successful adoption journey. Lifetime coordinators have matched birth mothers and adoptive families for over thirty years. You will always find an experienced and kind coordinator who will ensure our birth mothers have all the support they need and connect them with the right adoptive family.
Starting the Adoption Process
How do you begin the adoption process? It’s really quite easy. Just fill out our short online application. Applying is free, and you will not be obligated in any way. Once your application has been pre-approved, a coordinator will contact you and explain the entire adoption process. You will be given information on how to create your personal profile for birth mothers to view, referrals for your home study, and access to the education you need in the form of podcasts, blogs, webinars, and other resources available on our membership site.
The Lifetime program was created by Mardie Caldwell, the founder of Lifetime Adoption. She created Lifetime as a result of her experiences when adopting her son. For over three decades, the Lifetime Adoption process has been a success. Our adoption coordinators will guide you on your adoption journey so that you can see your dreams of growing your family come true.
Adoption Laws in Wyoming
In Wyoming, the timeline for legal documentation for adoption is as follows.
In general, written consent of the birth parents can be signed any time after the birth of the child. The adoption is irrevocable upon signing the consent papers.
Every state requires a home study before the finalization of the adoption. Wyoming may have different legal requirements depending on each adoption’s facts. Depend on your Wyoming adoption attorney to make sure all legal requirements are followed.
Wyoming Home Studies
With a home study, be prepared to provide the following:
- Criminal and background checks
- Medical reports
- Five personal references from people who have known the adoptive parents for 2+ years
- Financial records
- Visit the home
Your home study social worker will ask why you are adopting, what age of children you are open to, and various other questions such as what your lifestyle is like, your religious affiliation, and your marital background.
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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