If you do choose to place your child for adoption post-birth, it’s important for you to know that you still have most of the same options as someone who placed a newborn for adoption. You will be able to choose the potential adoptive family and meet them, if you desire. You’ll be able to dictate how the adoption process proceeds and how much interaction you’d like to have with the adoptive family moving forward. You would be given access to a handful of resources, including free birth mother counseling. You may also be eligible to receive financial assistance with some living expenses and medical care related to your pregnancy.
If you just gave birth in New York and are struggling with being a parent, give us a call. The staff at Friends in Adoption is here for you 24/7, 365 days per year. We’re even available to help you during the COVID-19 pandemic. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you’re in need of assistance. You can reach us toll-free at 1-800-982-3678 or you can email us at any time.