Placing a Baby for Adoption
Adoption Life is a licensed agency in the state of Idaho, with local, caring and skilled professionals to help support you through this challenging time. Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be overwhelming and confusing. Adoption Life has experienced and caring well trained staff in Idaho who can work with you, wherever you are. We can help you locate and access local resources, support you as you consider whether adoption is right for you, and assist you in moving through the entire adoption process, should you choose to go forward. We are here to help you consider all of your options, including adoption or parenting.
We feel strongly that women considering adoption deserve the very best support and we cherish the relationships we have made with parents we have worked with. All of our services are completely free to expectant parents, and come with no pressure or expectation. This is your decision, and we want to support you in choosing what feels right for you and your baby. Working with Adoption Life gives you access to professionals who can meet with you personally, who understand resources and programs available in Idaho, and can help you advocate for your own needs. Working with a highly qualified adoption agency in Idaho, such as Adoption Life gives you the support, choices and options you deserve.
What does Adoption look like in Idaho?
Idaho laws dictate that permission for an adoption must take place before a judge, after the child has been born and the birth mother is released from the hospital. Adoption Life has experience in working with attorneys and judges to accomplish this, and will walk you through it the whole way. We work with local attorneys at no cost to you, and will schedule a time that is convenient for you to appear, all while supporting you through the entire process so you feel comfortable, confident and secure in your decision.
Yes! Birth parents can choose a family they would like to place their child with. Adoption Life works with families in Idaho and other states who have been screened through the home study process and meet the requirements to serve as an adoptive family; but you choose the family that feels right to you. Birth parents can choose to maintain an ongoing open relationship with the family (with adoptive parent consent before placement) or can choose to limit contact, depending on what your needs are.
Potential birth fathers can register with the Idaho Putative Father Registry in order to assert their parental rights. The purpose of the Putative Father Registry is to protect the parental rights of fathers who affirmatively assume responsibility for children they may have fathered and to expedite permanent placements for children. It is important to work with an experienced agency to help navigate issues of birth father rights.
Adoption is a loving and selfless choice for your unborn child. But the decision to place a child for adoption can feel overwhelming and difficult. You may experience pressure from family or friends to either place, or not place. Other people that are important to you may not understand your reasoning for making such a decision. It is important to talk through your feelings, thoughts, and questions with somebody you trust. This may be a therapist, a trusted family member or friend, a clergy member, or an adoption professional. Adoption Life is available and happy to answer all of your questions, discuss any options, and provide resources for both placing a child and/or parenting a child, free from pressure. If needed, we can provide you with potential outside support and appropriate resources to help you in making your decision.
Adoption Life would love to help you by first by providing you with free options counseling and caring helpful support. If you feel adoption is the right path for you and your baby, we are here to help you in making a successful adoption plan in Idaho. Please reach out today!