Having an unplanned pregnancy can be confusing, complicated and even traumatizing. Family Creations wants to help you find answers to your questions and make the right decision for you.
Below are some common questions our expectant mothers ask:
- Can I be involved in choosing the family for my unborn baby?
Yes! You choose your adoptive couple if you want to. You can spend time with them to get to know them. Many adoptive parents meet for dinner, go to doctor visits together, talk on the telephone and/or write to each other. You can be the one to hand the baby to them at the hospital. Or, you can make your choice without meeting them. We will help you find a family that fits your preferences.
- How much contact can I have with the family after the birth?
It is very important to make an adoption plan that is comfortable for both you and the adoptive parents. Many birth mothers receive letters and photos from the adoptive parents on an ongoing basis, some just periodically. Others have phone conversations and some visit one another. Some have no contact at all. It is important to choose adoptive parents whose ideas about ongoing contact are similar to your own and we will help find a family that wants the same level of openness that you do and/or that is open to figuring it out based on comfort level.
- How will I know my baby is with a good family?
You will know that your baby is with excellent adoptive parent because you choose them, meet them and get to know them. Even if you prefer not to have much contact, you can feel confident knowing that all of our families have passed several background checks (local, abuse, medical, even pets & much more), and have been approved to adopt through the home study process. This includes assessments of their marital stability, financials, lifestyle and medical history.
- What rights does the father of the baby have?
A father may be hesitant about adoption at first, but then realizes that he may not have the time or resources to parent the child. Usually he just needs reassurance that he will not be shut out of the adoption process and can be involved if he chooses. A Family Creations adoption expert is available to speak with him to help guide him through the adoption process.
- What if I need housing while I’m pregnant?
FCA will help guide you with resources to find safe & secure housing.
- What about my medical bills and other expenses while I am pregnant?
If you need financial assistance, Family Creations will help with your living expenses or other costs that are related to the pregnancy (as allowed by state law). We will help you apply for any public assistance or insurance benefits which you qualify for during your pregnancy.