How to Make an Adoption Plan in N.C.

When you choose to place your baby for adoption with A Child’s Hope, all of the adoption decisions involved will be entirely up to you. We know that adoption is a difficult choice to make in the first place, so it’s important to us that you are 100 percent comfortable with your adoption plan. As a prospective birth mother, you are the only one who can decide what’s best for you and your baby — which is why A Child’s Hope will empower you with the information you need to create the perfect adoption plan for you.

When it comes to creating an adoption plan, you can choose every aspect of your adoption — from the family you want to place your child with to how much contact you have with them to what you want your adoption birth plan to look like. Our counselors will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you completely understand the decisions that you’re making and to assist you with all of your adoption preferences.

To start your adoption plan today, please call us at our 24-hour free hotline: 877-890-4673. You can also text PREGNANT to 919-971-4396 or email ach@achildshope.com. To learn more about creating an adoption plan in North Carolina, keep reading this article.

How to Start an Adoption Plan in N.C.

Whether you know that adoption is the right choice for you or you’re still trying to decide how to proceed with your unplanned pregnancy, you can contact us at A Child’s Hope for free and with no obligation to choose adoption. Our local counselors will meet with you in person at whatever location is most comfortable for you and can answer whatever questions you have about the adoption process to determine whether it’s right for you and your baby. Ultimately, you are the only one who can choose adoption, but we will provide you the information and resources you need to be informed about all of your options.

If you decide that adoption is right for you, we’ll continue to provide one-on-one support and start the process of making an adoption plan for you and your baby. Remember, this is your adoption process, so you will always be in control of making the decisions that affect you and your baby.

As you begin making an adoption plan in North Carolina, here are the steps we’ll walk you through:

Birth mother Stephanie chose Josh and Chris to adopt sweet baby James.

Finding a Family for Your Baby

As a prospective birth mother, you have the ability to choose what kind of family you want to adopt your baby — and, if you want, you’ll be able to meet them and get to know them throughout your pregnancy.

Some prospective birth mothers have already found a family when they contact A Child’s Hope, but don’t worry if you haven’t — we have plenty of adoptive families who have been screened and cleared to adopt a baby that you can choose from.

In this stage of your adoption plan, you’ll want to decide what kind of characteristics you want your baby’s adoptive family to have, including:

  • Where they live, whether it’s in a rural or city location or somewhere in between
  • Whether they already have children (or pets)
  • What their lifestyles and hobbies are
  • Any religion or personal values they have
  • What their parenting style is like

When you’re choosing an adoptive family, you’ll get to view their adoption profiles, which give you an idea of what they look like and who they are. Your counselor will answer any questions you have about adoptive families that you’re interested in and even arrange a match meeting so you can ask them questions in person.

Determining Contact Preferences with the Adoptive Family

Thanks to open adoption, many prospective birth mothers choose to be in contact with their chosen adoptive family before, during and after their adoption is complete. As you’re creating your adoption plan, you’ll need to consider how much contact you want with an adoptive family, as this will help determine not only the family you choose but how the rest of your adoption birth plan plays out.

If you decide that you want communication with the adoptive family, it can be done in several ways. Your counselor can mediate any conversations you have with the adoptive family (including pictures and letters sent after the adoption is complete), or you can choose to interact with them directly — or anything in between. You might even want the adoptive family to be present at prenatal doctor’s visits or be an important part of your birth plan for adoption.

Depending on what level of communication you’re comfortable with, we can help you set up schedules for pre-placement and post-placement contact with your baby’s adoptive parents. If you decide on a semi-open adoption mediated by your counselor, we will also set a schedule for communication between you and the adoptive family for both before you give birth and after your adoption is complete. Remember, we will always be available to facilitate your open adoption contact, even years afterward.

Creating a Hospital Birth Plan for Adoption

As you’re creating your adoption plan in North Carolina, you will also get to decide what you want your hospital stay to look like when you give birth to your baby. Your counselor and your healthcare provider will help you understand what you can expect from your upcoming hospital stay, and you’ll get to decide on several aspects to make sure you’re comfortable, including:

  • The environment in which you’d like to give birth
  • Whom you want in the delivery room with you
  • Who will hold the baby first and how much time you’ll want to spend with the baby alone, if any
  • If you want to see the adoptive family and, if so, when

While many prospective birth mothers choose to include their chosen adoptive parents in their birth plan with our adoption agency, that decision is entirely up to you — and it’s okay if you want to keep this moment to yourself. After you give birth, you will be able to legally consent to the adoption, but only when you’re ready. Your counselor will be there to answer any questions you have and make sure that you’re confident before you make any adoption decision after your baby is born. Whatever kind of birth plan for adoption you choose, we’ll make sure it runs smoothly and you’re comfortable every step of the way.

Final Thoughts

Every prospective birth mother’s adoption plan will be different, and our one-on-one counseling will make sure that you create an adoption plan in North Carolina that’s perfect for you. We’ll provide all the information and assistance you need to make sure your adoption decision is right for you, and you’ll be supported by us every step of the way. To learn more about how to start an adoption plan no matter where you’re at in your pregnancy, please contact A Child’s Hope today.

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