Counseling and support is provided to birth parents at no cost to them. A counselor can come to you anywhere in Minnesota. They can meet you in your home, out in the community or in our office. They are available to talk or meet whenever it’s convenient for you.
Birth mothers can get help with expenses that can include rent, food, phone payment and maternity clothes.
Birth Mothers can get help with transportation cost to and from medical appointments or to meetings at our agency.
A birth mother will have her own attorney at no cost to her. The lawyer is there to make sure that you know your rights and understand the legal process.
Birth mothers can get help with uninsured medical bills from the pregnancy and birth. If you need help in finding a doctor or in seeking medical insurance, a counselor can assist you.
Yes. We have a variety of adoptive parents to choose from, or if you already know a family we can work with that situation as well.
Yes. You and the adoptive parents will create an agreement about exchanging future information. This can include receiving letters and pictures on a regular basis, and the possibility of having visits with the child and adoptive parents through the years.
In Minnesota, it is not legally required to involve the birth father unless you are married to him, living with him at the time of birth or placement, or his name goes on the baby’s birth certificate.
You can change your mind about placing your baby until your written consent becomes final. In Minnesota the earliest a birth parent can sign a consent is at 72 hours after the baby is born, and you must sign within 60 days from birth. You have 10 working days from the date you sign the consent before it becomes final and irrevocable.
Minnesota law allows the adoptive parents to help pay for
"My birth parent counselor was there for me, and I had choices throughout the process. She wasn’t saying this is the way you have to do it. My counselor let me decide how I wanted things to happen, and that was really important to me"
I never would have gotten through everything without the love and support of my boyfriend, the adoptive parents, and most importantly, my counselor at Adoption Minnesota.
If you're considering adoption for your child, Adoption Minnesota is a place where you'll find support and comfort with people who really care about you. For the most important event in our lives so far, we couldn't have had a better experience!
Adoption Minnesota has been helping birthmothers place their children for adoption for 26 years. Read their courageous stories.