FAQs

IS ADOPTION A GOOD CHOICE FOR MY CHILD AND ME?
If you are not ready to be a parent, you can still create a proactive adoption plan. If you are parenting your child and are no longer able to provide, we can help you choose a safe adoptive family (button to waiting families) to place your child or children (birth to 18 years old years old) with. 
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HOW CAN I CARRY A BABY FOR 9 MONTHS AND GIVE IT AWAY?
That’s a tough question. There is no single, easy answer. Choosing adoption means you’ve chosen life and you can still be active in your child’s life through open adoption. 

HOW MUCH CONTACT CAN I HAVE WITH MY BABY FOLLOWING THE BIRTH AND ADOPTION?
Following the birth, you can hold your baby for as long as you choose. After your baby goes home with the adoptive family, you can receive pictures, letters, videos, and even arrange special visits in accordance with the adoption plan you choose. The adoptive parents will know of your wishes in advance and graciously respect your privacy as well as your need to know your child is loved and cared for. 

HOW CAN I ASSURE MY BABY WILL BE WELL CARED FOR?
Our adoptive families are carefully screened and have met every standard set by the state as well as Choosing Hope Adoptions. 

​HOW SOON AFTER THE BIRTH WILL MY BABY GO TO THE PARENTS I CHOOSE?
The timing of your child’s placement depends on your choices. Most mothers desire their baby to be placed directly from the hospital with adoptive parents for bonding to begin.

DO I NEED A LAWYER OR NEED TO PAY FOR ASSISTANCE WITH ADOPTION? 
All legal counsel will be provided to you and the biological father. Our services are free to you. Your legal and medical fees will be provided for after the adoption takes place. 

CAN I RECEIVE HELP WITH MEDICAL AND LIVING EXPENSES WHILE I’M MAKING AN ADOPTION PLAN? 
After the child has been placed with the adopted family, Choosing Hope Adoption will cover all of your medical expenses pertaining to the labor and delivery. The state of Ohio also allows us to help with up to $3000 in living expenses to parents who makes an adoption plan for their child.  

WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE TO ME AFTER I PLACE ME CHILD(REN) FOR ADOPTION?
We have blessed to offer Lifetime Healing Certified monthly Birthmom support groups for all birthmoms. Beyond our support group we are committed to making sure you have all the resources you need to step into the hopes and dreams you have for your life. Professional counseling is also available, at no cost, to all birth parents we serve.

Click here for more information on our monthly support group.