Birth Mother's Adoption Process

From researching adoption to the hospital stay, we're here to help you every step of the way.

Is adoption right for you?

Finding out you’re pregnant can be stressful, overwhelming and maybe even a little scary. But, you don’t have to feel alone during this process. Now that you’ve found out, you have a decision to make. It’s all about what’s right for you and what’s right for the baby. If you don’t want to keep the baby, adoption is a great alternative to abortion. Before making your decision, understanding what the adoption process is, and what agencies like A Guardian Angel can do for you, is huge. We are here to help in every stage of your journey.

Give us a call at any point. We love answering questions and we want to help you decide if adoption is the best path for you and your baby.

The Adoption Process

Step 1: Decide if adoption is best for you.

Adoption is a good alternative to abortion because it gives your baby the chance to have a fulfilling life. A lot of couples that want to adopt won’t be able to have a baby without birth mothers like you. When birth mothers choose to give their babies to adoptive couples, they are helping make a family. With A Guardian Angel, we work to make every step in the adoption journey a good one.

Contact us at any time on our toll free birth parent line at (877) 742-6435 or email us at

Step 2: Choose an adoption agency.

When you’re choosing an agency, you want to look at what help you’ll receive during and after pregnancy. Choose an agency that will keep in contact with you, help you make an adoption plan, make your free travel and living arrangements, and help you choose your adoptive family. A Guardian Angel is here to help you, free of charge, through all the stress and decisions that birth mothers face during pregnancy. We will be a personal guide through this journey and help whenever you need.

Step 3: Choose an adoptive family.

Choosing the family your baby goes to is huge. A Guardian Angel makes sure that all of our adoptive families and couples go through a home study process. This ensures that your baby will go to a safe and happy home. All families provide pictures and information for the birth mother to review before choosing a family. You will have a counselor, free of charge, to help you make this decision. You will be able to talk about the possibility of an open adoption and how much contact you want to have with your chosen adoptive family before the birth.

Once you choose the family, the next step is getting to know them and letting them get to know you. It’s all about what’s best for you and your baby.

Step 4: Prepare for delivery.

Through A Guardian Angel, delivering your baby is as stress free as it can be. You will have—at no cost to you—a birth parent coordinator who will be with you through the whole labor and delivery process. You and your baby will not be alone. Birth mothers are given time to mentally and emotionally prepare for signing adoption papers and giving her baby the best future she can. Throughout all of this, you will be surrounded by love, support, and understanding.

Step 5: After delivery.

Depending on how much contact you want with your child and adoptive family, we have a post placement team that will help facilitate contact between you and the adoptive family. This is not always easy. A Guardian Angel provides support through a help hotline that’s open 24/7. You can call with any questions or for any support you need.

After you’ve left the hospital, you will have the option to rest and recover for up to 10 days at your apartment. During that time, A Guardian Angel will make plans for you to return home. After that, you will receive post placement expenses to assist you financially while you are medically restricted due to your delivery.

Now what?

Now that you’ve read through our adoption process, you may have some more questions or may want some more information. Please contact us at any time with those questions. We’re happy to help you.