If you're pregnant and considering adoption, your first step shouldn't be 
filling out paperwork.

Is this you?

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So many thoughts on your mind, so many questions, and more than a short list of worries.

Everyone you talk to has a different perspective or an opinion about what you should do.

It can be hard to find someone who knows the real adoption facts - and someone you can trust.

You deserve to know the whole story - that includes knowing
what should happen before, during, and after adoption.

You need a safe space to explore the realities of adoption for you. A place you can ask your questions
and get the whole story from someone you trust.

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Someone who understands what you're going through
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All the information you need to make  an informed decision

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Not just the easy "rainbows and unicorns,"
the real deal

It's easy to feel alone and confused when you have a ton of questions about adoption and don't know where to find honest answers.

Don't trust just anyone to tell you the truth or help you with this critical decision. The internet is full of people and businesses who don't have your best interests at heart. Here are some examples of what you might find when you search: "giving a baby up for adoption."

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Adoption Facilitators

Some adoption professionals you'll find online aren't actually licensed to provide adoption services. They place ads, sign you up for their services, and then collect a big fee from the family who adopts your baby. These brokers (sometimes called “adoption facilitators”) forward your private information around until it reaches families who are waiting to adopt.

Working with an adoption facilitator makes it difficult for an expectant mother to find the right adoptive parents for her child. and get the support she needs. More than half of the states in the country make it illegal to work with one of the brokers, but these laws are often ignored. 

AVOID ADOPTION FACILITATORS AND BROKERS LIKE THE PLAGUE.

You and your baby are NOT commodities to be used for profit. AdoptMatch will  connect you with licensed, ethical adoption professionals and families ready to adopt.

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Big Adoption Providers

Tons of information on a website plus page after page of families hoping to adopt can be overwhelming. The last thing you need right now is a long list of things to read and a stack of paperwork to complete before getting your questions answered.

Before starting down the adoption path, you first need to understand what happens in the adoption  process and have a chance to ask your questions.

Choosing a family to adopt your child is an important part of an adoption but the process shouldn't be rushed and shouldn't feel like online shopping. 

 

DON'T MAKE A DECISION  UNTIL YOU FULLY UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS. 

No amount of information on a website can replace a community of licensed adoption experts near you who understand what you need right now.

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Out-of-State Adoption Providers

If the people you choose to help you with your adoption aren't located in your state, they may not be able to you very much. 

Even if they promise all kinds of support, many out-of-state adoption providers don't connect you with the resources and information you need, such as counseling, legal representation, housing resources, medical referrals, birth education and support.

 

 

 

FIND AN ETHICAl, LICENSED ADOPTION AGENCY OR ATTORNEY IN THE STATE WHERE YOU LIVE. 

Adoption services should first focus on providing you with information about how adoption works in your state and on helping you find support where you are.    

Don't be kept in the dark.

You deserve to have all of your questions answered honestly, without getting lost in a sea of paperwork and faces of hopeful adoptive parents.

You need to find an adoption provider you can trust.

Next, get the whole story about your adoption options from a birth mother who understands what you’re going through.