Telling parents about your unplanned pregnancy

If you just found out you’re unexpectedly pregnant (and don’t want to be), you’ll be facing important decisions.  The good news is there are great resources that can support you as you move forward. One of those supports may be your parents, but first you’ll need to share your news.   Here are suggestions for telling parents about your unplanned pregnancy. Tips for sharing unplanned pregnancy news with parents: Consider what you want You don’t need to make a hasty decision … Read More

Telling the baby’s father about your unplanned pregnancy

Learning you’re unexpectedly pregnant (when you don’t want to be) can be massively disruptive. You’ll need to make some important decisions, but fortunately, there are resources that can support you. One of those supports may be the father of your baby.  Sharing the news of your unplanned pregnancy with the father can seem a daunting task.  We suggest you start by defining the type of relationship you have with the baby’s father. What’s your relationship with the birth father? This … Read More

FAQ: Can I Choose Adoption After Birth?

The simple answer to the question in the headline is YES. Absolutely. In fact, while pre-birth planning lets you, your family and friends, and even the adoptive family have more time to adjust and prepare, it’s not at all uncommon for mothers to choose adoption after their baby is born. You may decide to “put your child up for adoption” after birth for a variety of reasons.  You may have a better understanding of adoption as an option. Or you … Read More

Unplanned Pregnancy? What You Need to Know About Adoption vs. “Safe Haven”

If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, you’re probably wondering about alternatives for your baby.  You know about adoption as an option but may have questions about terms like “open adoption”. And maybe you’re wondering about “Safe Haven”.  What does it mean? Is this an option for you? Read further and we’ll explain what Safe Haven laws are all about. We’ll also explain some of the differences between safe haven and adoption so you can make an informed decision. What is … Read More

FAQ: “Can I Choose Who Adopts My Baby?”

If you are considering adoption for your baby, you’re already facing a difficult decision. A reservation of many birth parents is finding the right adoptive family for your baby. Many ask us, “Can I choose who adopts my baby?” Birth parents often come to us worrying how they’ll know someone is the right fit, or even how to go about looking for adoptive parents.  There are several approaches to choosing who adopts your baby. Some who are looking for parents … Read More

FAQ: “What Does It Cost To Put My Baby Up For Adoption in the U.S.?”

Individuals and couples who are pregnant and considering adoption should be proud of their courage and the love they already show for their baby. Yet, many are concerned with this question: “what does it cost to put my baby up for adoption in the U.S.?”. Friends in Adoption(FIA) has some answers for you, covering potential costs and the financial benefits of working with an adoption agency in the United States.  Does Putting A Child Up for Adoption Cost Money in … Read More

FAQ: “What Is The Process of Giving My Baby Up For Adoption in the U.S.?”

We are often asked, “How can I give my baby up for adoption? What is the process?” Pregnancy can be an extremely stressful time, especially if you aren’t sure what the right path is for you or how the process works in general in the United States. Friends in Adoption(FIA) wants you to know that you are not “giving up” your baby for adoption. You are placing your baby with an adoptive family who will give them love and compassion. … Read More

How to Choose an Adoption Friendly Hospital: Tips for Spotting the Right Place

Deciding to place a baby for adoption is an incredibly difficult decision. Once you’ve made the choice to provide your child with a life full of joy and happiness through adoption, your Friends in Adoption team will work with you to create an adoption plan. This adoption plan will cover the process components of adoption and what you are comfortable with. It includes traits you’d like in an adoptive family, contact plans for your open or semi-open adoption, and your … Read More

When Should I Make an Adoption Plan for My Baby?

If you are a pregnant individual and are considering adoption for your baby, you may feel overwhelmed. By deciding to give your baby the love and joy they need to have a happy life, you are exhibiting true courage and strength.  Making this decision is difficult enough. Then, you’re faced with multiple small decisions. Who will the adoptive parents be? How will your hospital stay go? Will you name the baby?  Friends in Adoption is here to help you navigate … Read More

How Do I Choose a Family to Adopt My Baby?

Choosing the right adoptive family for your newborn can be overwhelming. What should you consider? Where can you find the families? How do you know they are the right fit for your baby? Friends in Adoption is here to help guide you through the process of adoption and choosing a family you feel comfortable with. We are proud to be a part of your adoption journey. Below, Friends in Adoption walks through a step-by-step process for choosing the right adoptive … Read More

Can I Give My Baby Up for Adoption at the Hospital? A Comprehensive Guide to Your Options

“Can you give your baby up for adoption at the hospital?” Is a question we often are asked. If you decide that adoption is right for you, before going into labour or after giving birth, you may be wondering about adoption options at the hospital. First, please know you aren’t “giving up” your baby. Instead, you are choosing a life you dream of for your baby. You are giving them the best life you can. That being said, yes, it … Read More

The Adoption Process from the Expectant Mother’s Perspective

What is it really like to decide on adoption, look through parent profiles to choose a family, and place your child in their arms—and how can the adoption process better serve these women? Article – by Barbara Herel This piece has valuable insights from both Dawn Smith-Pliner and the birthmothers. I often think back to my domestic adoption process as a hopeful adoptive mom. While I was diligently crossing off the many tangible to-dos—fingerprints, financials, physicals—my daughter’s birth mother was … Read More

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