Our first priority is to give you accurate information about adoption. Once you contact Hope’s Promise, we will talk with you to decide how we can best meet your needs. The following is a summary of some of the many decisions you will face as you consider the option of adoption.
Options and Relinquishment Counseling
Counseling from a licensed adoption agency is required in the state of Colorado. The purpose of this is to protect you and your rights. During this initial counseling process, our job is to help you understand your options and support you in making a healthy, intentional decision about your future and the future of your child.
Choosing to make an adoption plan helps many women regain stability in their personal lives and creates a positive future for their child. Our friendly counselors will take the time to listen to your concerns in a safe, non-judgmental environment. We will assist you with the legal process, with selecting an adoptive family and with choosing the amount of contact with your adoptive family. We can also help with financial assistance, transportation, housing, and Medicaid. And we’re here for you as long as you need us after placement!
We understand that adoption is not right for everyone. If you decide to parent, we want you to become the best parent you can be! Let us help with counseling and referrals to necessary support services in the community.
Selecting an Adoptive Family
Once you feel ready to select an adoptive family, your counselor will help you through this process. We will help you create the best plan for you, the prospective adoptive family, and most importantly, your child. Many birth families choose open adoption. If this is something that you are interested in, we will help you select an adoptive family and determine what the open adoption relationship should be like. You can see some of our waiting families here…
Open adoption is very common today. An open adoption means that identifying information is shared, and there is direct communication between the birth family and adoptive family. Exchanging letters, pictures, and updates can be expected, as well as personal visits. The frequency of contact and type of contact is determined by the birth family and the adoptive family together. No two adoptions are the same. Relationships develop in a way that benefits everyone involved. Your counselor will help you determine what is best for you.
Hospital Support and Placement
As the birth of your baby draws near, we will help you take a close look at the time you will spend in the hospital. We will help you create a plan for how you want these precious days to be spent. We are available to you during your hospital stay and want your time in the hospital to be as comfortable as possible. Many birth families prefer to have their baby discharged from the hospital directly into the care of their selected adoptive family. These are details we will help you decide at the appropriate time.
Legal documents can be completed anytime after the birth of your baby. The time frame for when your decision becomes legally binding varies greatly based on your situation. Be assured that we will protect your legal rights, and will inform you each step of the way.
Why Hope’s Promise?
Making an adoption plan can be confusing and overwhelming. Hope’s Promise understands this, and will strive to meet your needs during this stressful time. We are committed to you and want to help you make the best decision for you and your family. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Still have questions? Check out our FAQ page, or contact Hope’s Promise now.