As the birth mother, providing a life full of love and opportunity for your baby is your number one priority. But what if you’re at the hospital and decide that parenting might not be an option?
That’s where we come in.
Whether you’re about to deliver your baby or have already given birth, adoption will always be an option for you. And it will never cost to start making your adoption plan.
Stork drop adoptions, sometimes called last-minute adoptions, are common among birth mothers who aim to give their baby the best life possible. You’re not alone; our specialists will always be available to help you make the best decision for yourself and your baby.
Let’s explore how our agency can help you with your stork drop adoption.
If you need to speak to a birth parent specialist about your adoption options, then contact us online now or call 1-800-ADOPTION.
What is a Stork Drop Adoption?
A stork drop adoption occurs when a birth mother chooses adoption when the baby is born or right before they’re born. This means that the birth mother has chosen adoption but hasn’t made an adoption plan yet. When you’re considering a stork drop adoption, know that it is never too late to choose adoption for your baby.
At American Adoptions, our specialists are always ready to help you begin your adoption journey. And no matter what, adoption will always be free for you as the prospective birth mother. From creating an adoption plan to finding the perfect family, we’ll be by your side, guiding you every step of the way.
How American Adoptions Can Help
Even if adoption wasn’t what you had planned for your baby, stork drop adoptions are more common than you think. Many women choose adoption while at the hospital, after delivery and even after they’ve taken their baby home. But this doesn’t affect the kind of support you receive from our agency.
With more than 30 years of experience helping birth mothers like you, we’ve seen nearly every adoption situation possible and are here to help you during your journey. Below are a few reasons why our stork adoption agency stands out as one of the leading agencies in the nation.
1. Free, 24/7 Counseling and Guidance
When you begin creating an adoption plan with our agency, you become part of our family. And that means having access to resources and support from our experienced specialists. Our specialists are always available, day or night, to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your stork drop adoption.
You may be battling some of the complex adoption emotions, such as grief or guilt, and you don’t have to do it alone. We will be there as your shoulder to cry on or if you need someone to talk to. With our unwavering commitment to providing 24/7 support, you’ll always have a specialist in your corner who can help you navigate your stork drop adoption with confidence.
2. A Larger Pool of Adoptive Families
As one of the top national adoption agencies, we’re able to work with a variety of adoptive families across the country. Because of our expansive reach, you can find the right adoptive family you think will be a great fit for your baby.
Whether you prefer a family that lives in the suburbs, a big city or somewhere in between, we can help you find the perfect match.
When choosing a stork drop adoption, you’re in control of deciding how much contact you want with the adoptive family. Open adoption lets you build a relationship with the adoptive family before, during and after placement, and the amount of contact depends on your comfort level. Below are a few ways you can stay in touch:
- Phone calls
- Video chat
- Mediated contact through your adoption specialist
- In-person meetings
- Or whatever you feel comfortable with
You can always check out waiting family profiles here to find the perfect family for your stork drop adoption.
3. Financial Support for Medical Expenses
As you think about beginning the stork drop adoption process, the last thing you need to worry about is paying for pregnancy or adoption-related expenses. On top of offering free services and support for prospective birth mothers, we also offer financial support to ensure you have the necessary resources to live a safe, supported lifestyle.
Although you cannot get paid for adoption, you can be eligible for assistance with expenses like:
- And more
The amount of assistance you receive will vary depending on your situation and the state you live in, as this support is court mandated. During the adoption planning stage, your birth parent specialist will determine your needs and make sure you receive the maximum amount allowed.
4. Birth Parent Scholarships
One of our goals as an agency is to help you look forward to a brighter future once the stork drop adoption is complete. When you go through the adoption process, you’ll receive an application and be considered for a financial scholarship to assist with the costs of education.
Twice a year, the scholarship committee meets to review scholarship applications for the fall and spring semesters. There are a limited number of scholarships available, and your birth parent specialist will walk you through the process of applying. We’re committed to helping you fulfill your education goals. With our scholarship program, you’ll be able to make your dreams become a reality.
One of our birth mothers continues to benefit from her adoption 10 years later.
“I am now going to school to begin my career as a Medical Practice Manager, and I honestly don’t think I would be in this place if it wasn’t for the support I received from American Adoptions,” Brittnee said. “Finding them has changed my life, and the life of that 5 lb. 6 oz. little girl I delivered that day.”
5. Post-Placement Support
If you choose a stork drop adoption for your baby, our support doesn’t stop once your adoption is finalized. We understand that your adoption journey will continue to affect you, and we’re committed to being by your side. Your birth parent specialist will continue to support you and may even refer you to an adoption counselor or adoption support group in your area.
In addition to your own adoption specialist, you’ll have access to Michelle Downard, a birth mother herself, who is able to provide post-adoption support at any time. If you have any questions for Michelle, you can contact her online here or call 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with her directly.
When you find yourself considering a stork drop adoption, know that you’re not alone, and we will always be there to support you every step of the day. Contact us online now or call 1-800-ADOPTION to get more free information.