The road to adoption for both expectant mothers facing an unplanned pregnancy and adoptive families alike can present a lot of unknowns. The last thing you want to worry about is feeling pressured, receiving false information, or not being provided with helpful resources to aid in your decisions. The adoption agency you choose should act as the glue that brings all the pieces together and provides support during times of uncertainty. However, finding an agency you trust can take some time and research. Though most adoption agencies will claim they have the best interests of both adoptive parents and expectant mothers at heart, it is important to ask the right questions to ensure you are working with an ethical adoption agency.
What to Consider Before Choosing an Adoption Agency
No two adoption agencies are the same. For expectant mothers considering adoption, it is important to do some research about the agency’s programs and services so that you are comfortable throughout the adoption process. You should feel like you have the support you need during and after your unplanned pregnancy. There are several ways to tell if an adoption agency is ethical, meaning the agency will work to protect both the expectant mother and the adoptive family and provide them the best care, equally.
Ensure that the agency you choose has a plan in place to stay in contact with you and can provide you all of the information to help you make an adoption plan that you feel good about. An ethical adoption agency will provide counseling for both the expectant mother and adoptive family, will encourage both parties to ask questions and will offer support whether or not adoption is chosen in the end.
For both expectant mothers and adoptive families, it is important to find an adoption agency that will act as your personal guide throughout your adoption journey. One specifically that will be able to help whenever you need. An ethical adoption agency will understand the stresses expectant mothers face during pregnancy and will provide free services to assist in preparing to give expectant as well as for a period of time after your child has been adopted to help you get back on your feet. For adoptive families, the process can be similarly overwhelming. An agency that has your best interests will provide educational opportunities, legal services, counseling, and more in order to confidently make a decision regarding adoption.
3 Things to Remember When Choosing an Adoption Agency
- First and foremost, the mission of an adoption agency is to have the interest of the child at heart as well as the expectant mother’s wellbeing and the adoptive family. Ensure that the agency you choose helps to make you feel like you have a voice and are supported in your adoption decisions.
- A good adoption agency works to meet the expectations of both expectant mothers considering adoption as well as prospective adoptive parents. An ethically sound adoption agency will not have competing interests and will work to provide the best services for both parties
- Quality services, including counseling, should be offered to expectant mothers and adoptive families by the adoption agency at any time while considering adoption and even through placement.
Knowing what to look for in an adoption agency and then coming up with the right questions to ask may feel overwhelming. . You can use this list of adoption agency questions to get a better idea of the ethics behind the agency you are considering. These questions will help you be more aware of what to ask for and expect.
What Makes A Guardian Angel Unique?
Investing time in getting to know the adoption agency you plan to work with and asking questions will aid in making a decision you feel confident about. At A Guardian Angel Adoptions, we stand by personal experience and a passion for improving the adoption process. A Guardian Angel Adoptions was founded by three adoptive mothers who learned first-hand what it was like to go through the adoption process as prospective adoptive families. Since then, they have established an adoption agency whose foundation was built from their personal experiences. Their goal is to work with, support, and show love and compassion to expectant mothers and adoptive families alike. The safety of the expectant mother, the child, and the adoptive family are all taken into consideration and regarded as the highest priority of the agency. A Guardian Angel Adoptions has a team of veteran counselors with thousands of hours of adoption experience that act as your support system throughout the adoption process.
For a full list of questions answered by adoption professionals at A Guardian Angel Adoptions, including information about adoption attorneys, the matching process and more visit our FAQ page.
A Guardian Angel Offers Services for Expectant Mothers and Adoptive Families
For expectant mothers considering adoption
A Guardian Angel is led by real experiences and genuine connections. After learning of your unexpected pregnancy, we understand how scary it is to be making so many decisions that will affect both you and your child and we want to be there to help. From free adoption services, to counseling and even just a listening ear, as mothers ourselves, we want to help you find the best solution for your situation and bring comfort in the process. A list of free adoption services for expectant mothers may include:
- Medical care
- Pregnancy related expenses
- Legal assistance
- Education Assistance
Before beginning an adoption plan we ask expectant mothers to tell us more about themselves through five simple questions so that we can understand better how we can help. Our goal is to learn more about you and your situation so we can customize a unique adoption plan for you if you decide adoption is the right choice.
For adoptive families
We provide prospective adoptive families with everything they need to be able to make an informed decision and be prepared to become adoptive parents if they choose. From the first call, we work to ensure that adoption best practices and ethics are first and foremost in our process. We begin by encouraging families to complete the required application forms, then participate in a home study process, and then continue to walk with you every step of the way through post-placement. A Guardian Angel Adoptions offers helpful resources for adoptive families and a list of required forms for adoptive families to review.
A Guardian Angel Adoptions is Here to Support You
We understand that making decisions regarding adoption is important, can be difficult and will take some time. Adoption should be considered very carefully, and the decision is always unique to the expectant mother and adoptive families’ circumstances. We want to help support you in making the most educated decision by being a trusted, ethical adoption agency that you can turn to for help. If you have considered adoption, want more information about A Guardian Angel Adoptions or simply need someone to talk to, contact us today.