Types of Adoptions
Adoption is the legal placement of a child with an adoptive family. Birth parents who may not feel emotionally or financially ready for parenthood, can choose to make the loving and courageous choice of adoption as positive alternative to an unplanned pregnancy. Adoption is about crafting a plan for you and your child’s future.
NO. For expectant mothers, there is no cost to create an adoption plan. The Adoption Alliance may provide financial assistance based upon your needs. Your adoption professional will make arrangements to help you cover necessary living expenses such as clothing, food, housing, phone service, transportation and utilities. Also, birth mothers without access to medical insurance or Medicaid are eligible for pregnancy related medical assistance.
You may receive financial assistance with clothing, food, housing, phone service, transportation and utilities during your pregnancy and up to eight weeks after the birth.
Not in most situations, although every adoption plan is unique. The Adoption Alliance can work with you, regardless of the relationship you have with your baby’s father. We encourage expectant fathers to take part in the adoption process, however if the father does not wish to be involved, there are steps that the Adoption Alliance can take to ensure a legal adoption.
YES. The Adoption Alliance will present you with prospective parent profiles and you will have the opportunity to select the perfect adoptive family based on your preferences for your child. These profiles will provide you a glimpse into each family’s personality, lifestyle and values. To see some of our available families click here. If you are not comfortable selecting an adoptive family, we are happy to choose a family for you.
The Adoption Alliance has a very extensive screening process for prospective adoptive parents to ensure that you have the best families to choose from. In this process all adoptive parents have to pass background checks, complete a thorough in home evaluation, submit letters of reference and proof of financial security. If you want to know more about the adoptive family, we will arrange for you to meet and talk to the adoptive parents prior to placement. As the birth mother, you ultimately choose who raises your baby.
YES! It is very important to make an adoption plan that is comfortable for you during your pregnancy and after the adoption. It is important to choose parents whose ideas about ongoing contact are similar to your own. It is our goal to ensure you know and understand all of your options. Please discuss this with an agency caseworker.
NO. Always remember that you alone are responsible for your future and planning the future of your child. However, in many cases, we find that the adoption process can be less stressful if you are honest with family and friends concerning your decision.
Because every adoption is unique, our experienced and professional staff personalizes each adoption plan to your individual needs. The Adoption Alliance strives to make your adoption experience a positive and rewarding one.
Furthermore, we are a licensed Texas adoption agency based in San Antonio which affords us many advantages that both birth and adoptive parents can benefit from.