How involved can I be with my baby, and will my child get a chanceto contact me years from now?
At the time of adoption, the birthparentscan choose whether or not they would be willing to being contacted in thefuture by the child placed for adoption. The level of contact between birthparents,the adoptive family, and the adopted child is a decision between birthparentsand the respective adoptive parents.
How do I know my baby will be safe with someone else?
Adoptionagencies set standards for adoptive parents that gives assurance that achild placed in an adoptive home will be safe. You also have the optionof selecting a family by researching their profiles, having phone conversationswith them, and meeting them face to face.
What are my baby’s father’s rights in adoption?
Thebirthfather’s rights in adoption are the same as the birthmother’sunless determined otherwise by a court.
Will my baby be confused if I choose open or semi-open adoption?
Confusion largely depends on the extent of communication betweenthe child and the adoptive family. Closed adoption seems to generate moreconfusion or frustration for adopted children because of the larger numberof unknowns.
How much can I find out about an adoptive family for my baby?
Potential adoptive families provide profiles that often includephotographs. Some couples even present their profile in the form of a scrapbook.The available information may include the size of their family, where theylive, what they do for a living, how long they have been married, how theymet, names of their pets, and their health history. They often include theirreligious views. Most will include some photographs of themselves and theirsurroundings.
What will the adoptive parents of my baby have to know about me?
The adoptive parents will want to know all they can about you.They will probably be interested in your medical history, your healthcare,your age, and your interests. You are free to provide any additional informationthat you would like to share.
Will I be able to see my baby when it’s born?
Youare free to see your baby when it is born as well as how long you want tobe with him or her. Depending on the state where your child is born, papersdo not normally become effective, and are sometimes not even signed, until24 to 48 hours after your child’s birth.