04 Dec How the Adoption Process at Birth Works
Adoption can help create a better future for you and your baby. Are you thinking about giving your baby up for adoption at birth? Colorado Christian Services is here to help you.
If you are considering adoption, only you can decide what is best for you and your child. That doesn’t mean you are alone throughout the adoption process, even after you’ve given birth. Adoption is always an option, whether you are days away from delivery or have been parenting for months.
How the adoption process at birth looks is unique to each situation. If you choose to make an adoption plan after the birth of your baby, you can still decide what is important to you in an adoptive family. You can also decide what type of ongoing contact you would like to have with your child and the adoptive family.
Choosing an adoption agency like CCS
Colorado Christian Services was established in 1963 and remains one of the most trusted, long-standing licensed non-profit adoption agencies. For the past 60 years, we have helped support birth mothers who have selflessly chosen to give their children up for adoption and place them with loving and supportive families.
Selecting the type of adoption you want
There are three main types of adoption with varying levels of contact. You have the power to choose whatever option works best for you. You can customize your plan to suit your needs.
Open adoption has many benefits and allows for an ongoing relationship to develop between you and the adoptive family. You can choose the family that adopts your baby and can meet the family in person.
You can exchange contact information and get to know them. An open adoption may include phone calls or scheduled in-person visits.
In a semi-open adoption, you can still choose the family you feel is best, meet them, and continue to develop a relationship with them if you wish.
Typically, a semi-open adoption includes updates through letters and pictures but does not include direct contact and in-person visits.
In a closed adoption, there is no direct contact, updates, or pictures exchanged. If you choose to have a closed adoption, the adoption agency can choose the adoptive family for you. Or, if you would like to choose the family, that is still an option.
If you are not comfortable meeting the family, you do not need to in this type of adoption. At CCS, we support birth mothers in making the decision they feel is best for them.
Choosing the adoptive family for your baby
Choosing a loving adoptive family for your baby is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Your caseworker will be there to help you. All our waiting families have been thoroughly screened and trained in all aspects of adoption.
Need Help? Contact CCS Today
If you want to put your baby up for adoption at birth, CCS is here and would be honored to help. We can provide you with trustworthy care and free options counseling. If needed, we can help with pregnancy-related expenses such as:
- Medical care access
- Help with food
- Rental Assistance
- Maternity clothing
Choosing adoption is a selfless, loving act made with the child’s best interests in mind. If you have questions about the adoption process, contact us today for more information.
Call/Text: (720) 280-9517.
Positive Adoption Language Disclaimer:
Our blog posts use language people commonly use when seeking help with their pregnancy and adoption plans. We use the same language in our blogs to help reach more people needing our services. At Colorado Christian Services, we like to use positive adoption language that might differ from commonly searched terms about adoption. We would be honored to help serve you, so please call us today.