If you’re asking, “Can I put a sick or special needs baby up for adoption in North Carolina?” you’ve come to the right agency. At A Child’s Hope, we believe there is the perfect family for every prospective birth mother and her baby, no matter what the circumstances.
It’s important to know that the process for giving a special needs baby up for adoption is very similar to an adoption with a healthy infant. You will still be in charge of your adoption plan, and your individual counselor will work closely with you to help you find the perfect adoptive family for your baby and make sure you’re receiving all the medical assistance you need. While it may seem overwhelming to place a sick or disabled baby for adoption, know that we will find the perfect family for your baby, regardless of any special needs they may have.
When you’re asking “Can I place a special needs baby up for adoption in North Carolina?” you’re probably worried that you might not be able to find a family who will be able to adopt your baby. At A Child’s Hope, we believe the exact opposite; we have plenty of families waiting to adopt, and we will do whatever kind of outreach we need to find the perfect adoptive family for your baby.
When you start the process of putting a special needs baby up for adoption, we will send your adoption information to every prospective waiting family that we have. Ultimately, it will be up to them to decide if they are prepared to adopt a baby with special needs, but we have many waiting adoptive families who are open to a variety of adoption situations and circumstances. If necessary, we will also reach out to any past placed families or other adoption professionals to find qualified, loving families who are interested in a special needs adoption. Because we believe that there is a perfect family for every child, we will do everything we can to find them for you.
While the process of putting a sick or disabled baby up for adoption is very similar to the placement of a healthy infant, there may be additional steps that are needed to prepare prospective birth mothers and prospective adoptive families for the unique challenges ahead.
We will work closely with your chosen adoptive parents to make sure they’re fully prepared for what it will be like to raise a child with special needs. For example, if a prospective birth mother is placing a Down syndrome baby for adoption, we’ll refer the adoptive parents to appropriate Down syndrome medical professionals, education programs and support groups so they know what to expect from raising an adopted child with these particular special needs.
To help prepare you as a prospective birth mother, we’ll provide you the same services as any other prospective birth mother, including free counseling and financial assistance throughout the adoption process. In addition, we’ll refer you to a medical professional who can fully explain your baby’s condition, the challenges of raising a child with special needs (if you’re still considering parenting) and any additional medical procedures you might expect when you give birth.
Our counselors will also work with you to determine an open adoption communication schedule that works for you and the prospective adoptive parents. If you desire, you can receive photos, emails and letters over the next 18 years, or even meet with the adoptive family and your child in person. Your counselor can help you prepare for the challenging emotions that may come with an open special needs adoption and any special considerations you may need to make.
Remember, like any other adoption, you will be in charge of every step of the process of putting a special needs baby up for adoption. You can decide what you’re comfortable with, and we’ll make sure that you have the support you need as you go through this adoption process.
While we believe there is the perfect family for every child, we recognize that we may not be able to provide all of the assistance you need as a prospective birth mother considering a special needs adoption. That’s why we’re happy to refer you to a specialized adoption agency that is tailored to the process of placing a special needs child for adoption, or organizations that provide additional information about children with special needs. Here are some professionals you may wish to contact for more information about special needs adoption:
No matter whether you’re sure you want to place a special needs child for adoption in North Carolina or are still exploring your unplanned pregnancy options, call our Pregnancy Hotline: (919) 971-4396, or Text: Pregnant to (919) 971-4396, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our counselors can give you the unbiased information you need to make the best decision for you, especially if you’re asking, “Can I put a special needs baby up for adoption?” Because we truly believe there is the perfect adoptive family for every child placed for adoption, we will work closely with you to complete an adoption process that you’re comfortable with the whole way through.
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