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How do I make a private adoption plan?
Can I have an open adoption?
What is openness?
When can my child be placed in the adoptive home?
What is the process for a family to be approved to adopt?
If I do not have medical insurance, who will pay for the hospital expenses?
Adoption is a loving choice for you and your baby. You do not have to go through this alone.
Our team of adoption social workers will answer all of your questions openly and honestly. After all, we have over 100 combined years of experience to gently guide you through the adoption process. But most of all we recognize that this is your plan and you are in control.
1. Contact Adoption Connection at (513) 489-1616 and schedule a meeting with an experienced social worker who will support you and provide counseling for you throughout the adoption process.
2. Discuss your options and the adoption process with your social worker. We are here to offer support and non-judgmental counseling.
3. Our experienced adoption social workers closely work with you to explore the kind of adoptive home you are seeking. We will then show you prospective adoptive parent profiles so you can select a family.
4. Meet the family, only if you choose. It is your choice if you want a closed/confidential adoption plan or an open adoption; and you may choose the level of openness that feels right for you.
5. At least 72 hours after the birth of your child the permanent surrender is signed and the infant is discharged from the hospital with the adoptive family.
6. Our support does not end. Adoption Connection social workers are available to give you ongoing support and counseling as needed for the lifetime of the adoption. If you chose to make an open adoption plan, we will continue to be available to facilitate the openness plan.
Yes, Ohio law states that you have the right to request an open adoption. Adoption Connection will support and help you design a plan that is right for you.What is openness?
There are many types of open adoptions. An open adoption means that you have agreed to allow some type of contact between you and the adoptive family.
An open arrangement can vary from a one-time exchange of pictures or a meeting to ongoing contact. Levels of openness vary and may include pictures, letters, e-mail, visits, and telephone contact.When can my child be placed in the adoptive home?
The baby usually goes home with the adoptive parents from the hospital.
Adoption Connection carefully screens families before approving them to adopt a child. This includes pre-adoption education classes; state and federal criminal background checks; ensure the safety of the home; assessment of financial stability; medical screening; and extensive interviews with a licensed adoption assessor.
Adoption Connection will assist you in applying for Medicaid through the State of Ohio. If you are not eligible for those services, the adoptive parents will pay for all medical expenses related to the pregnancy and birth.