Your Next Steps
You can take the next step toward creating a better future by speaking to a specialist, receiving financial assistance, and creating an adoption plan.
Getting started with the adoption process is such a big idea that it can be difficult to know where to begin. Here, we’re going to break down your next steps so that you know exactly what to expect and how to proceed.
Step 1: Contact Your Adoption Agency
There are two ways you can do this:
- Click here to fill out a short form that will put you in touch with a specialist. You’ll also receive some really helpful information and a customized list of potential adoptive families.
- Call 1-800-ADOPTION at any time. This is an especially good option if you need help right away.
We’ve support thousands of women through the adoption process for more than 30 years. Our free services will help you feel safe, secure and confident during this process.
Step 2: Talk With Your Adoption Specialist
Your adoption specialist is your No. 1 support during the adoption process. She’ll help you think through all of the reasons you’re choosing adoption, make sure you’re connected with all of the local resources you need, and setup adoption financial assistance to make sure your needs are met.
There are so many people who don’t understand adoption. Having a dedicated specialist means you will always have someone to call who knows what you’re going through and supports you 100%.
Step 3: Look at Adoption Profiles
You can start looking at adoptive family profiles right away or wait as long as you want. The timing of this part of the process is totally up to you.
Many women getting started with adoption want to take this step quickly. If you’d like, we can send you a customized list of family profiles based on what you’re looking for. Because we work with hundreds of families at once, you’ll be able to find just the right one for your baby.
Step 4: Start Receiving Financial Assistance
You shouldn’t have to worry about money during adoption. That’s why our services are totally free and you can receive assistance with things like housing, transportation, groceries and more.
But, you can only receive this assistance after you’ve taken the other steps above. This is important to understand, because we want you to receive as much assistance as possible, as quickly as possible.
Take Your Next Steps
Your adoption specialist will continue guiding you through the adoption process after you’ve taken these four first steps. As you move through the process, you’ll be able to dream bigger about what your future holds.
While an unplanned pregnancy can make life seem chaotic and out of control, creating your adoption plan can give yourself and your baby a better future — while also helping two hopeful parents start the family they’ve been waiting for.
Are you ready to take step one? Click here or call 1-800-ADOPTION today.
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