Adoption

What does a “Sample Adoption Parenting Plan” Look Like?

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In many ways, preparing an Adoption Parenting Plan is akin to you deciding what life you think will be best for your child and then finding the particular family that matches up to your ideals.

What kind of couple do you envision? Have they been married a long time or are they young and newly married? Do they have other children or will this be their first? Do they go to church? Do they go to a specific church? Do they love sports? Do they have pets? Are they college-educated? Do they travel frequently? Will they homeschool? Are they vegan? Do they live in a small town or a big city? How will they discipline?

Then you get to decide which adoption agency would likely have the suitable families for you to peruse for interviews. Do you want to meet the family? Do you want an open, semi-open or closed adoption? Do you want the adoptive family in the room with you when you deliver?

As the birth mother — you get to choose. Even better, you can imagine all the possibilities and then decide a different course altogether. If you want an experienced guide to help you navigate this course, please consider contacting Living Hope Centers today.

Have more questions? Need to talk through your specific situation? That is why we are here. Click here to find a location in your area.

Is Adoption a Parenting Choice?

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Making an adoption plan is definitely one way to positively fulfill your role as a parent.

We are not an adoption agency. This means we do not have a list of hopeful adoptive-parents waiting in the wings. What this means for you is that you can truly consider adoption in a pressure-free, judgment-free zone. No matter what your age- no one can make you choose or refuse adoption. Instead, you can take as much time as you need and use LHC as a sounding board. According to Merriam-Webster, a sounding board is “a person or group on whom one tries out an idea or opinion as a means of evaluating it”.

To help you evaluate this idea even further, we have videos and class material to review with you. There may be things you didn’t know about adoption and we have resources from people who have placed children for adoption, stories from adopted children and stories from people who have adopted children — the good, the bad and the ugly.

Have more questions? Need to talk through your specific situation? That is why we are here. Click here to find a location in your area.

You've Got Choices, So Now What? — Adoption

by Mandy Hall, VP of Operations, Phoenix

Why choose us to help walk you through thinking about adoption?  Adoption isn’t what it used to be and we want to share with you how it’s changed and what to expect.  We have walked with women through their pregnancies and through the ups and downs of emotions that come with adoption.  Many women see themselves as failures if they choose this option.  In fact, many find it easier to choose to terminate the pregnancy, rather than give up their child.