As a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, it can be difficult to find the information you need about the local services, resources and options that are available to you — especially if you are thinking about making an adoption plan for your baby.
In the articles below, you can find helpful information about adoption in your state, from the general steps of the adoption process to birth father rights and more.
Remember, no matter where you live, free, 24/7 adoption support and services are always available to you. You can speak with an adoption specialist at 1-800-ADOPTION any time, with no obligation to proceed with the adoption process.
|Wondering how to “give baby up” for adoption in Wisconsin? Learn what it really means to choose adoption for your baby and how to start the process here.|
|Do mothers get paid for adoption in Wisconsin? Does it cost money to make an adoption plan? Learn the truth about adoption financial assistance in WI here.|
|How will you find the perfect adoptive parents in Wisconsin? Start reviewing WI adoption profiles and learn how American Adoptions can help.|
|Today, most prospective birth mothers choose an open adoption in Wisconsin. Find out why, and learn whether open adoption might be the right choice for you.|
|Does the father have to give consent for adoption in WI? Can you choose adoption when the father is unknown or unsupportive? Find out here.|
|Facing an unplanned pregnancy in Wisconsin can be overwhelming, but you’re not alone. Find nonjudgmental support and information about your options here.|
Learn what a home study is and why you need one to adopt a child.
While adoption home studies vary slightly from agency to agency and state to state, there are several key elements that are almost always included in every home study.
Find a qualified professional in your state to complete your home study.
There are several factors that determine the total cost for an adoption, including the program you choose. Variables such as medical bills, birth mother expenses and legal fees vary for each adoption. We strive to maintain affordable adoptions without cutting corners. Please see the Our Domestic Adoption Programs section for further details.
Have your heart set on a bouncing baby boy or a new little princess? American Adoptions now offers a gender-specific option for families hoping for a specific gender. With this option families would pay an additional Gender-Specific Fee to help our agency locate and work with birth mothers meeting this additional criteria. Please note that gender specificity may increase wait time. This fee is in addition to all other program fees and is not considered part of your adoption budget. Please contact us at 1-800-ADOPTION for minimum budget details.
No - American Adoptions has established relationships with some of the best adoption attorneys in the nation. It is important to note that adoption laws vary state-to-state and often even county-to-county. As such, it is important to utilize the services of an attorney that specializes in adoption in the state the adoption will finalize in, which we will not know until you are matched with an expectant mother. Retaining your own attorney at this time is not necessary and may be an additional expense to you that is not needed.
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