Whether you’re pregnant or have just given birth you might be feeling like now is not the right time to a parent a new baby. If you are interested in learning more about making an adoption plan or giving your child up for adoption with Open Arms, check out some of the Open Arms’ waiting adoptive families who are prepared, approved and ready to be a parent right now. Our prospective adoptive parents are thoroughly screened and are passionate and excited about adopting. No matter what … [Read more...]
Finding a Gay Couple to Adopt My Baby
When it comes to the adoption process, the birth mother can play a critical role in making decisions for her unborn child. As the birth mother, you may decide that you want your baby to be adopted by a loving same sex couple. It is important to clarify your preferences by ensuring that you have a solid adoption plan in place and the right assistance from Open Arms Adoption Network. How is LGBTQ adoption different from heterosexual adoption? The process of adopting a child is similar for … [Read more...]
Just had my Baby and Don’t Want to Keep it. I’m Considering Adoption.
Have you just given birth and are thinking, “I want to give my baby up for adoption?” We know you have many questions when considering adoption after delivering your baby. We are addressing some common questions below. I'm at the hospital and don't want my baby. Is it too late to choose adoption? If you are in labor or are postpartum and at the hospital, it is still not too late to move forward with adoption for your baby. No matter your circumstances, we can come and meet with you to process … [Read more...]
Can I stay in contact with my baby if I choose Adoption?
Adoptions of the past were usually sealed, secretive events in which there was little chance that the birthmother and child would ever cross paths in life again. This has resulted in a great deal of confusion and even heartbreak as children who were adopted grew into adults and began asking questions about their past and there was little, if any, information about their birth families. And, not knowing how their child was doing in life and if they were well and healthy was often very painful for … [Read more...]
Will My Baby Go to Foster Care If I Give It Up?
I’m worried my baby might be heading into Foster Care. Is Voluntary Adoption, outside of the foster care system, another option?" If you are pregnant, or have recently given birth and are taking care of your new baby now, but you are worried that your baby is going to be put in Foster Care, you should know that Adoption is still an option for you and your baby. Why Foster Care Might Get Involved It is not uncommon for new moms to struggle at home when trying to take care of a newborn baby, … [Read more...]
The Types of Adoption to Choose From
If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and are considering whether adoption might be the right choice for your baby or toddler, it is important to know that you have a lot of control in the adoption process. If you choose to contact one of the private adoption agencies near you such as Open Arms Adoption Network, we will provide counseling and be sure to explain everything that you need to know, such as the differences between the three types of adoptions, your rights as a Birth Mom, and … [Read more...]
How to Choose an Adoption Agency
Have you been wondering which adoption agency is right for me? You’re not alone. Many women who are searching for adoption information wonder how to choose a good domestic adoption agency that offers support for women facing an unwanted pregnancy as well as adoption services. There are some important factors to take into consideration concerning how an adoption agency might support you in the process. There are many private adoption agencies out there, and if you are unable to get … [Read more...]
Can I Keep My Adoption a Secret?
It used to be that if a woman put her baby up for adoption or was even considering putting her baby up for adoption, would likely be shamed by her friends and family for “taking the easy way out” or for “being selfish”. Fortunately, there is far less stigma around the idea of adoption now and far more understanding for those women who do choose adoption for their babies. We know, at Open Arms Adoption, that women who are considering the option of adoption are usually the most maternal and … [Read more...]
It’s Never Too Late: How to Put a Baby Up for Adoption
Question: "Is it ever too late to put your baby up for adoption?" Answer: No, it is never too late to place your baby for adoption. You went back and forth about it over the nine months of your pregnancy. You changed your mind every few days -- maybe every couple of hours -- about whether you should give your baby up for adoption. You felt overwhelmed by the weight of the decision until the point you gave birth, and then it was too late -- or maybe that’s what you thought. Fortunately, … [Read more...]
Are You Pregnant and Considering Your Options? Did You Just Have a Baby and Need Help?
For women who have just found out they are pregnant, there can be a lot to consider. Is it the right time for me to be a mother to a newborn? Should I consider giving my baby up for adoption? Am I ready to raise a child? There can be many pros and cons to these options and looking at the facts can help you gain a clear picture of your choices. Fact: Adoption is Worth Considering You’re pregnant and considering your options. Adoption is an option worth considering. You may not know what to … [Read more...]
4 Things for Birthmothers to Look for in an Adoptive Family
For women who are considering giving up their baby for adoption – there are some big questions to consider. Some women want to choose a family from our pool of waiting and approved families, while other women do not want to choose and they prefer that Open Arms chooses the perfect family for their baby. For those who want to choose an adoptive family, there are a lot of factors to consider. Birthmothers looking for adoptive families may feel overwhelmed, not know what to look for, or be … [Read more...]
I Am Struggling With a Baby at Home
Many mothers with babies or toddlers feel like they are struggling. Parenting a child or children can be difficult—especially without support. New mothers may find themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally stressed. There are also financial stresses that come with supporting a child. Every situation is unique and only you can determine if the stress has become too much. For some mothers, adoption is an option worth considering. Whether you have just given birth or are struggling to … [Read more...]
Adoption Frequently Asked Questions
Q: This pregnancy was unexpected, and I am not sure if I can be a parent right now. How can Open Arms Adoption Network help me? A: You are likely feeling overwhelmed and confused right now. An Open Arms counselor can help you work through your emotions. We offer counseling and support to help you understand all the options available, so you can decide what is the best choice. While exploring all your options, you may decide that adoption is the right choice. If you choose adoption, your … [Read more...]