Making the decision to place your baby for adoption is an incredibly personal choice. At Hausmann & Hickman, P.A., we understand the weight of this decision and are dedicated to supporting birth mothers throughout this process. We offer a private adoption placement process, allowing birth mothers to choose the adoptive parents for their baby. This allows birth mothers to ensure that their child’s future aligns with their dreams for them. We maintain a list of profiles for waiting adoptive families. If you do not find your match within our list, we will assist you in finding the right adoptive family through outreach to our network of adoption consultants.
When choosing to work with Hausmann & Hickman, P.A., birth mothers maintain control over their adoption plan. This is your pregnancy, your baby, and your decision. Our team is here to guide and assist you in selecting an adoptive family, facilitating meetings with them if you desire, and creating a plan that incorporates your preferred level of openness in adoption. The choice of adoptive parents can be based on a variety of preferences important to you, such as marital status, age, religion, or whether you wish for your child to be their first.
The process of choosing adoptive parents is not to be rushed and we work closely with you to ensure that you select the family that you feel is the best choice for your baby.
Choosing the Adoptive Parents for Your Child
Selecting the adoptive family for your baby is a significant part of your adoption plan. This choice provides you a voice in your child’s future. When you create your adoption plan with us you are able to decide what is important to you for matching with the right adoptive family.
Once you’ve selected an adoptive family, you may choose to speak with them over the phone, meet them meet with them in person or through video chat. Meeting provides an opportunity to get to know the potential adoptive parents better, and our team will be there to assist you throughout this process. Adoptive parents are eager to share photos and update letters after your baby is born, allowing you to remain a part of your child’s life in a way that feels comfortable for you. If you desire a more open relationship with the adoptive family and your child after placement, we will work with you to identify a family open to your goals.
You Are in Control of Your Child’s Adoption
At Hausmann & Hickman, P.A., we believe that the adoption process should be guided by the birth mother’s wishes and needs. This extends beyond the choice of adoptive parents and into the overall type of adoption and the level of involvement you wish to have. You are in control of your child’s adoption process, with the freedom to customize it to your comfort level and desires.
You may opt for an open, semi-open, or closed adoption. An open adoption is one where there is direct communication between the birth mother and adoptive parents, which may even include visits. In a semi-open adoption, there is still communication which usually will include scheduled photo and letter updates. A closed adoption is one where there is no contact or exchange of information between the birth and adoptive parents after the adoption. Closed adoptions are not currently common, but the level of openness is based on your own needs and comfort level with communication.
The level of involvement you wish to have is entirely up to you. You may choose to meet the adoptive family, have them attend prenatal visits, and even have them present for delivery. You may choose to create a communication agreement with the adoptive parents that includes photos and update letters after your baby is born. Our office will assist you with these details, and even attend your meeting with the adoptive family if you would like to help make everyone feel more comfortable. Adoption is your decision, and we are here to support you.
See Some of Our Adoptive Parents
We understand the importance of knowing about the family that you are considering for your child’s adoption. That is why we offer you the opportunity to view the profiles of our current prospective adoptive parents.
Each profile provides you with insights about the adoptive parents’ lifestyle, interests, values, and home environment. This information can help you in making an informed decision about the future of your child. You might find a family that shares your love of the outdoors, a specific faith, or maybe a family who has similar traditions. These shared interests can help you visualize your child’s future and make a selection with a family you feel connected to.
These profiles are just a starting point. After browsing through them, you might feel drawn to a particular family. If so, arrangements can be made for you to meet with them, either in person or through video chat. This personal connection can provide an additional layer of comfort and assurance in your decision-making process. On the other hand, if you do not see an adoptive family that fits what you’re looking for, let us know. We are constantly meeting with new families looking to adopt and can help you in finding one that fits with what you’re looking for.
Interested in Learning More?
If you are wanting to learn more about the adoption process or have specific questions, we welcome you to reach out and speak with one of our adoption attorneys. They are equipped with the knowledge and experience to answer your questions and guide you through the process.
Our goal is to support you in whatever way you need, whether that’s providing information, answering questions, or guiding you through your private adoption placement.