I am Pregnant and thinking about placing my baby for adoption. What does the adoption process look like if I work with Adoption Minnesota?
Adoption Minnesota is a private adoption agency and we understand that this is a very hard time and decision for you. We are here to help you create an adoption plan that fits your needs. We have helped thousands of pregnant women in Minnesota, over the last 30+ years find loving, happy wonderful homes for their babies. Here is what we will do for you:
First you meet with an adoption MN counselor
Our counselors are willing to meet you wherever and whenever it’s convenient for you. No matter where you live in MN, a counselor could meet you in your home, out in the community, or in our office. We will talk with you about your individual situation, answer questions, and discuss the adoption process.
Then you move on to finding a family
Adoption MN has many adoptive parent families for you to choose from. All of our families have been carefully screened and competed background checks. We work with married, single, gay, lesbian and transgender families. After you decide which family you are interested in, you can proceed however you’d like. You may call, email or meet with adoptive parents, or you can communicate your plan directly through your adoption counselor. browse waiting families»
We help you create an adoption plan
Adoption MN can help you create an adoption plan that fits your needs. Your counselor will assist you in planning your hospital stay. You can decide on spending time with your baby and/or the adoptive parents, if that is what you desire. You can also create a plan for future contact with your child and the adoptive parents, that can include photos, updates and possible visits.
We have meet with an adoption attorney at no cost to you
Adoption MN can refer you to an attorney who specializes in adoption law. This attorney is at no cost to you. Your attorney will talk with you about the legal process and make sure that you understand your rights.
Delivery and Placing Baby
After you deliver, your hospital stay is “your time”. You can decide if you, and family or friends, will spend time with the baby. The adoptive parents can come to the hospital and you may or may not want to spend time with them, it’s up to you. Once the baby and you are ready to be discharged from the hospital, the baby goes home with the adoptive parents. We do not use foster care.
Signing your final consent paperwork to finalize the adoption plan
To complete the adoption process, birth parents need to consent to the adoption. The consent is a legal document that birth parents in MN cannot sign until between 72 hours after the birth of the baby, and up until 60 days after birth. Once this consent is signed, it isn’t final until 10 working days after signature.
On going support
Your counselor will be available to talk and meet with you before, during and after the adoption placement for as long as you need support.
Adoption Minnesota is always available to talk and answer any questions you may have. We can be reach through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 612-333-0593. For more information you can also look at our website www.adoptionmn.com.