Commonly Asked Questions

Are You Pregnant?

Commonly Asked Questions from Pregnant Women Considering Adoption

Having unanswered questions is stressful at any point in life but especially if you are facing an unplanned pregnancy. Knowing what questions to ask and what options are available is difficult. For this reason, we’ve compiled a list of commonly asked questions we get asked when it comes to placing your baby for adoption or deciding to parent.

Are you Pregnant?

If I Contact AAU Adoptions, Am I Obligated to Place My Baby for Adoption?
If I Contact AAU Adoptions, Am I Obligated to Place My Baby for Adoption?
 

When you contact AAU Adoptions, an adoption professional will help you explore adoption to determine if it is the best choice for you and your baby. If you decide adoption is right for you, we will begin working with you on creating your adoption plan. 

  • How Much Info You Want Shared About You
What Does Adoption Cost?
What Does Adoption Cost?

Birth parents are not responsible for legal fees or agency fees. Financial assistance for some medical and living expenses may be available in accordance with state law. Adoptive parents are responsible for covering these costs.

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Where They Live
  • What Type Of Family You Want (Married, Single, Etc.)
  • How Much Contact You Want in the Future
  • How Much Info You Want About Your Child in the Future
  • How Much Info You Want Shared About You
Do I Get Paid to Place My Baby for Adoption?
Do I Get Paid to Place My Baby for Adoption?
 

No. There are no adoption agencies that pay you to place a child for adoption. Giving a person money, gifts, or favors in exchange for a child is illegal and unethical.

Do I Get To Choose Which Family Adopts My Child?
Do I Get To Choose Which Family Adopts My Child?

Yes. We will get to know you and what your dreams are for your baby. We will help you find the family that is the best possible match for you and your baby. If you are planning an open adoption, the adoptive family may become a big part of your life. Therefore, it is very important that you are well matched. Some of the items we will talk to you about when finding a family are:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Where They Live
  • What Type Of Family You Want (Married, Single, Etc.)
  • How Much Contact You Want in the Future
  • How Much Info You Want About Your Child in the Future
  • How Much Info You Want Shared About You
What If I Don’t Want To Pick The Family?
What If I Don’t Want To Pick The Family?

That’s okay. We will get to know you and what you are comfortable with and will pick the family on your behalf.

How Much Contact Will I Have, or Do I Need To Have, With My Child After The Adoption?
How Much Contact Will I Have, or Do I Need To Have, With My Child After The Adoption?

How often and whether or not you see your child in the future will be agreed upon between you and the adoptive family you choose before the adoption takes place. Some agreements might be…

  • You meet every year to spend time with your child and the adoptive family.
  • You exchange pictures every three months or twice a year.
  • You have planned times for phone calls/video calls with the adoptive family.
  • You keep in touch via email or social media.
  • Or many other options that we can discuss with you.
How Do I Know My Child Went to a Good Family?
How Do I Know My Child Went to a Good Family?

Before a family can adopt, they go through extensive background checks and home studies where we ensure they will love and support your child. The family also goes through intense training in order to learn not just how to be parents, but how to be adoptive parents. After the child is placed in their home, before the adoption is final, additional home visits are done to observe how the family and child are doing. If you have an open adoption, you will be a part of the family’s life and you will be able to see firsthand how the child is doing.

Can I Choose Adoption if I Have Other Children?
Can I Choose Adoption if I Have Other Children?

Many of the women we work with already have children.  

If you already have children, you are pregnant, and considering placing your baby for adoption, your adoption specialist will guide you on how to approach this delicate topic with your other children. 

Are you ready to…

  • Lovingly parent a child?
  • Provide a stable future and home life?
  • Parent a child that will not look like you?
  • Accept that you are not “settling” for an adopted child?
  • Have continued contact with your child’s birth family?
  • Be parents both emotionally and physically?
  • Acknowledge that you will be able to love a child who was not born to you?
Questions?

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