If you are pregnant and considering an adoption plan for your child (or you know someone who is), you have found the right website. Adoption Online specializes in helping you to connect with the perfect family to adopt you baby.
Get started by reading the information on this page or go directly to our "Find A Family" search page which makes it easy to find a family to adopt your baby.
How the Adoption Process Works
Just as every person is different, so too is the adoption experience. Many factors will influence this process
including the state in which you live and/or where the baby is born, the desires of the individuals involved and the type of adoption you
choose. What you will find listed here are the basic steps that are common to the majority of adoptions.
The biological parent(s) of a child who is adopted by another family.
Learn about adoption.
This should be something you do throughout
pregnancy and beyond. Adoption doesn't end
when you sign the consent form. A wide variety
of articles to get you started can be found
an Adoption Professional to assist you.
There are many ways to do this. Use the phone
book, talk to a counselor or religious leader,
or use an online directory such as Adoption
families you might want to adopt your baby.
There are many ways to do this as well. If
you have the help of an Adoption Professional
they may have a list of families you can learn
more about. You can also find families online
at places like Adoption
which family you want to adopt your baby.
It may take a while to reach this decision.
You should read as many "Dear
Most families (especially in an Open Adoption) will write a letter of introduction for Birthparents to read. It typically contains insights into their lifestyle, hopes, dreams, religion and other things they think a Birthparent will want to know. (also known as a "Dear Birthparent" letter or adoption profile)
letters as you want
until you find one or two that you feel comfortable
with. In an Open Adoption, you or your representaive would then
contact the family or their adoption professional either online or by phone so that you can get to know each other. Eventually
you must decide upon only one family to work
with and let the others move on.
No doubt about it. Placing your child for
adoption may be the most difficult decision
you have made in your life. You will need
someone to talk to that can help you work through the issues in order to make the right decision for you. Seek the advice of someone with
experience in adoption issues. It doesn't
matter how you find them. The Adoption Professional
you work with may be able to help, the family
you have chosen may be able to make some resources
available or maybe a school counselor, religious
leader or through online services such as
through with your plan.
you have signed the papers, you may want to
take some time for yourself, or you may not.
Either way it's fine. Then, be sure to follow
through with your plan, especially if you
have an Open
Adoption and will be having contact with
the Adoptive Family. Talking to them and finding
out how your baby is doing can go a long
way to helping you feel comfortable with your
decision and to get on with your life plans.