Questions About Adoption?

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Unplanned pregnancy? Call Adoption Connection in Cincinnati, Ohio any hour, any day at (513) 236-1440.

CAN I CHOOSE AN OPEN ADOPTION?

Do you want an Open Adoption?

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.

 

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.

This video explains open and closed adoption differences.

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Do you want a Closed Adoption?

You have the right to request confidentiality so that the adoptive family and your child do not know you or have identifying information about you. We respect your decision if you would like a closed or confidential adoption.

CAN I GIVE MY BABY up FOR ADOPTION WITHOUT THE FATHER'S CONSENT?

Each situation is different. Ohio law considers a single woman to be the parent of her child, but we will discuss the birth father's rights with you to make sure your adoption is secure.

WHAT IS THE ADOPTION PROCESS?                                                                  

This video shows the steps to adoption for birth parents

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A quick view of the steps to adoption for birth parents

  1. Call Adoption Connection any hour, any day at (513) 236-1440
  2. Meet with us face to face, wherever you feel comfortable
  3. Fill out necessary paperwork with our assistance
  4. Select an approved adoptive family
  5. Feel secure with our ongoing support today and after the adoption is complete

WHO CHOOSES THE FAMILY that will adopt my baby?

We have loving families waiting to adopt a baby. We will help you select a family that meets your wants and desires for your child's future. However, you choose the family and we will honor your choice. 

DO I NEED SPECIAL MEDICAL CARE WHILE I'M PREGNANT?

It is important for your baby's health as well as your own health that you see a doctor throughout your pregnancy. Don't worry about the costs. Your pregnancy medical expenses will be covered. Adoption Connection will assist you in finding competent prenatal care.

CAN I GET HELP WITH MY LIVING EXPENSES?

When you decide to make an adoption plan, you can receive assistance with your living expenses such as food, housing, transportation, and clothing.

IF I DO NOT HAVE MEDICAL INSURANCE, WHO WILL PAY FOR THE HOSPITAL?

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.

HOW DO I TELL THE BABY'S FATHER OR MY FAMILY ABOUT MY DECISION?

With over 100 years combined experience in adoption, our social workers can guide you in talking with your baby's father and your family about your decision to make an adoption plan, or to parent your child. Again, birth parents do not have to pay a fee for these services.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR A FAMILY TO BE APPROVED TO ADOPT?

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.

WHEN CAN MY CHILD BE PLACED IN THE ADOPTIVE HOME?

The baby usually goes home with the adoptive parents from the hospital.

These are just a few of the questions we are often asked. Feel free to contact us with any other questions or concerns. We are here for you, so you never have to feel alone.

Unplanned pregnancy? Call Adoption Connection any hour, any day at (513) 236-1440.