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Choosing Adoption in Difficult Circumstances

[Adoption is Always an Option]

If you’re considering adoption because you’ve found yourself in a difficult situation and you want to give your baby a chance at a better future, adoption is always an option for you in any circumstance.

Regardless of what your situation is, you can always choose adoption.  American Adoptions has helped countless women in all sorts of circumstances “give their baby up” for adoption in Arkansas. Many of our adoption specialists have personal experience as birth parents and adoptive parents and understand the emotions that are running through your head right now. This perspective enables us to give you the empathetic support you deserve.

This article will outline various situations and what the adoption process will look like for you. To get more information now, contact us online or call 1-800- ADOPTION.

Pregnant and Homeless in Arkansas [What are my Options?]

You may have found yourself asking questions like:

“I’m pregnant and homeless, what can I do?”

“I’m pregnant and homeless, can I still choose adoption?”

Absolutely. If you’re pregnant and homeless or pregnant and about to be homeless, adoption is definitely still an option for you. An unplanned pregnancy can be overwhelming on its own without factoring in homelessness. If you feel your living situation isn’t safe for raising a child or if you are not able to care for a child in your current circumstances, adoption is a selfless choice.

You will never face any judgment from the staff at American Adoptions because of the situation you are in. You are not the first woman to be pregnant and homeless, and you will not be the last. By choosing adoption, you are already the hero in your own story. Adoption can give you and your baby the opportunity to have a better future.

Adoption is a brave and selfless choice to give your baby the best life possible. When you choose adoption through American Adoptions and the help for pregnant homeless women that is available to you, you can experience:

  • Financial assistance. As an expectant birth mother, adoption is completely free to you. You have enough to think about without worrying about affording pregnancy expenses, which is why we offer adoption financial assistance. Our financial aid can help you with rent, utilities, groceries, medical bills, etc.

  • You create your adoption plan. This is your baby and your adoption, so it only makes sense that you call the shots. You will get to create your own adoption plan and make all your own decisions. You’ll even be able to choose the adoptive family so that you can know that your child is being raised in a safe, stable environment with parents who have been waiting for him or her.  

  • Post-placement contact. By choosing open adoption, you can still have a lifelong relationship with your child and his or her adoptive parents. Our adoption professionals are happy to help mediate or provide guidance with post-placement contact.

“There is no reason to be ashamed of my decision, even though not everyone was going to agree with my choice. I knew I had done what was best for Theodore,” said Sara about her adoption decision. “I gave him the best possible future, filled with unconditional love, financial stability, education and so much more! He has a mommy and daddy who love him more than anything.”

We cannot stress enough that we will do everything we can to provide you with the resources you need to have a safe pregnancy and successful adoption. From 24/7 counseling to helping you find safe housing, we have your back every step of the way. We admire your decision to choose adoption for your baby and will help you find the perfect family for your baby. If you’re homeless and pregnant, we’re here for you.

Considering Adoption in Jail [Adoption from Prison in Arkansas]

If you’re pregnant in jail, adoption could be one of the best choices you make. You might be asking yourself, “Are there adoption agencies for prisoners?” American Adoptions will gladly help you place your baby for adoption. If you’re pregnant and in jail, adoption will not differ much from how it works for other women. We can help you find the perfect family for your baby from prison.

Below you can find the five-step to the prison adoption process:

Step 1: Decide if Adoption is Right for You

Adoption is a chance to give your child the best life possible, but it is a big decision to make. Being pregnant in jail in Arkansas will likely be a major factor in your decision, of course, but it may not completely limit your options, either.

Talk to your prison caseworker about the options that are available to you, and what happens when you have a baby in jail. They can also probably refer you to a counselor who can help you work through the thoughts and emotions you’re experiencing at this point. Nobody can make this choice for you. Only you can know what’s best for you and your child.

Step 2: Contact American Adoptions

If you’ve decided that choosing adoption in jail is right for you, American Adoptions can help you find the support you need when you are pregnant in prison, including finding a loving family for your baby.

Depending on the regulations of where you’re incarcerated, you may or may not be able to work directly with your adoption specialist. Your caseworker may act as a go-between and walk you through the prison adoption program themselves. No matter what, you always have the right to choose your preferred adoption professional so that you can make an adoption plan that you are comfortable with.

Step 3: Choose the Adoptive Family

Pregnant inmates have the right to choose the parents for their baby that they feel are best. Unlike most prospective birth mothers, you probably won’t be able to meet the family before the adoption or talk to them directly due to prison visitor restrictions. However, your adoption professional and your caseworker will make sure that you’re able to find a waiting adoptive family who matches what you’re looking for in an ideal family for your baby.

Whether you’re looking for a family that you can share an open adoption with after you’re released, a family that lives in a certain area of the U.S., or who has a particular faith or family makeup, we can show you profiles of families that best match what you’re looking for.

Depending on the rules of your prison, you may be able to exchange letters and phone calls with the adoptive family while you’re still in prison. We’ll help facilitate contact between you and the adoptive family however we can, both while you’re incarcerated and after you’ve been released.

Step 4: Consent to the Adoption

When your due date arrives, you’ll usually be moved to a nearby hospital where you will deliver your baby. Options for incarcerated women can be more limited than other prospective birth mothers depending on the restrictions of your prison and the hospital, but you’ll usually be able to decide how much time you spend with your baby, and you may be able to meet the adoptive family and more.

At the hospital, you’ll wait a state-mandated waiting period  of 48 hours before signing your adoption consent forms. While most women can take their time in signing these papers, you may have a more limited time to sign your consent forms.

Once you have consented to the adoption and you’ve been discharged from the hospital, you’ll work on a post-placement adoption contact plan with your caseworker in prison. Counseling will also be available to you to help you cope with the complicated emotions of adoption.

Step 5: Stay in Touch

Adoption doesn’t have to be goodbye forever. If you’re putting your baby up for adoption in Arkansas, you will always be a vital part of your baby’s story, and we do recommend that you maintain contact. As long as the adoptive family agrees with your communication preferences, you can witness or take part in your child’s life as much as you wish to.

It’s Always Legal to Choose Adoption in Jail in Arkansas

If you’re worried about the legal consequences of placing your baby for adoption in jail, we can assure you that this will never be an issue. Adoption is always a legal option for you in Arkansas, regardless of whether you are pregnant in jail or if you’re choosing adoption when the father is in jail in Arkansas. American Adoptions will always be happy to help you with your adoption from start to finish.

It will always be within your rights to “give your baby up” for adoption in jail. You will never face any legal consequences in Arkansas for doing so. By choosing adoption in jail, you are avoiding potential legal issues like child abandonment or neglect.  American Adoptions will always be available to you 24/7 to answer your questions and make sure that you have a positive adoption experience.  If you’re pregnant in jail and considering adoption or choosing adoption when the father is in jail, our adoption specialists will help you create an adoption plan that meets your needs.

Can I Choose Adoption in Arkansas if I’m Pregnant and Addicted to Drugs?

Adoption is still an option for you even if you’re dealing with drug addiction while pregnant. American Adoptions has helped many prospective birth mothers addicted to drugs while pregnant find the perfect adoptive family for their baby.

Our adoption specialists are not here to judge you. We understand how difficult drug addiction can be without factoring in an unplanned pregnancy. We will be by your side every step of the way to give you the resources and services you deserve.

Our Assistance for Pregnant Addicts in Arkansas

Every hopeful adoptive family who works with American Adoptions fills out an Adoption Planning Questionnaire (APQ). In their APQ, they will be given the opportunity to indicate which substances they are comfortable with a prospective birth mother potentially using throughout her pregnancy.  The adoption profiles of prospective adoptive families that align with your situation and match the preferences you are looking for in your baby’s future family will be presented to you to look through until you find the perfect match.

If you’re addicted and pregnant we can offer you free help. Adoption is a brave and selfless decision that you should be proud of. You’re giving your baby the chance to have an amazing life with a loving family, and American Adoptions will be by your side every step of the way:

  • Financial assistance. Adoption will never cost you a dime. Not only that, but our financial assistance will cover your living expenses such as on rent, maternity clothes, utilities, groceries, health expenses and more when you choose to pursue adoption.

  • Choosing your child’s adoptive family. An adoption specialist will help create an adoption plan where you’ll be able to determine exactly the kind of life you imagine for your child and will ensure that you find a family who is capable of providing just that.

  • Staying in contact. By choosing open adoption, you’ll be able to watch your child grow up with a loving family, and you can have as much contact with him or her as the two of you wish, according to the adoption plan you create. This contact can look like phone calls, texts, emails and even in-person visits.

“I knew I had done what was best for Theodore. I gave him the best possible future, filled with unconditional love, financial stability, education and so much more! He has a mommy and daddy who love him more than anything. He has so many family members who can’t get enough of him. The love this child will always know is outrageous,” said Sara about her adoption experience.

Putting a Child up for Adoption without U.S. Citizenship in Arkansas

“Can you give a child up for adoption even if you are an immigrant?” This is a question we get a lot and the answer is always yes. And we can help. American Adoption is dedicated to helping expectant mothers of all backgrounds and circumstances.

 As long as your child was born within the United States, American Adoptions can help you find a loving adoptive family for your baby. Regardless of your citizenship status, you deserve to give your baby the best life possible.

Finding People who Want to Adopt Undocumented Kids in Arkansas

Putting a child up for adoption without U.S. citizenship will always be a viable option and will not result in legal consequences.  When you “give a child up” for adoption your information will always be kept confidential. Your information will never be released to immigration or government authorities without your consent. There will be no public record of your adoption process.

There are many people who want to adopt undocumented kids and who will give your baby an amazing life. And if your child is born in the United States, they will be granted U.S. citizenship and a social security card upon their adoption. Your child is guaranteed to have a safe and loving home after the adoption, and there will be a family that will give them the life that you’ve always wanted to.

The Benefits of Adoption

While you might hear phrases like “giving your baby up” adoption is never giving up. On our site, we use the phrase “giving up” for adoption because that’s the phrase many expectant mothers use when they search online for unplanned pregnancy help.  We use this phrase so that they can then be directed back to our website so we can get them the support they deserve.

Adoption is far from giving up. You are giving your baby the gift of a loving and supportive family. As your child grows up they’ll learn to appreciate your choice over time and will be lucky enough to have the love of their adoptive family and of you as their birth mother.

“From the first call I placed to them, they have been so supportive with each and every detail. They have been committed to being so understanding with every emotion and feeling that raced through my body, mind, and heart. I can never thank them enough,” said Jenny about her experience with American Adoptions.

When you work with American Adoptions to complete your adoption, you will have access to our numerous benefits:

  • Financial assistance. As an expectant birth mother, adoption is completely free to you. You have enough to think about without worrying about affording pregnancy expenses, which is why we offer adoption financial assistance. Our financial aid can help you with rent, utilities, groceries, medical bills, etc.

  • You create your adoption plan. This is your baby and your adoption, so it only makes sense that you call the shots. You will get to create your own adoption plan and make all your own decisions. You’ll even be able to choose the adoptive family so that you can know that your child is being raised in a safe, stable environment with parents who have been waiting for him or her.  

  • Post-placement contact. By choosing open adoption, you can still have a lifelong relationship with your child and his or her adoptive parents. Our adoption professionals are happy to help mediate or provide guidance with post-placement contact.

  • Translation services.  If you feel more comfortable speaking a different language, we can provide you with a translator throughout your adoption process.

  • And more.

Regardless of whether you’re a U.S. citizen or not, it will always be your right to give your baby an amazing life. We will always keep your adoption confidential and will never disclose any information without your consent. To get more information on putting a child up for adoption without U.S. citizenship with American Adoptions, contact us online or at 1-800-ADOPTION.

Do I Have The Right To Adopt My Child Out When There Is A CPS Case Involved in Arkansas?

Yes, if you’re currently involved in a CPS case with a different child, you can still place your newborn baby for adoption.  If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and there is an open CPS case involving one of your other children or if your children are in the custody of CPS, American Adoptions can help you create an adoption plan at any point in your pregnancy.

You likely have many questions on how to proceed with the adoption process if you already have a case with CPS. In this situation, the best resource for more information will be your CPS caseworker. You can also always contact your adoption specialist at American Adoptions.

The Benefits of Choosing Adoption in Arkansas

Choosing to place a baby for adoption can also prevent your choices from being eliminated by CPS intervention. When you contact an adoption agency like American Adoptions and voluntarily place a baby for adoption, you make all the choices throughout the adoption process, including selecting the adoptive parents and deciding how much you’d like to stay in touch after the adoption.

Here are some of the benefits you’ll be able to experience if you decide to make an adoption plan with American Adoptions:

  • The ability to choose the perfect family for your baby

  • Financial assistance throughout your pregnancy and even after the adoption

  • The option to continue your relationship with your child after the adoption

  • Access to free educational and counseling resources

If you know that adoption is in the best interest of you and your baby, American Adoptions can make this a reality for you. You will be able to create an adoption plan that fits your needs. You will be able to make all your own decisions throughout the adoption process and your adoption specialists will be by your side to answer any questions you have. This could be the road to giving your child a life full of opportunity and to reuniting you with any children who may be currently in CPS custody.

Get Started with your Arkansas Adoption

No matter what your situation is, adoption is always an option for you. There are no difficult circumstances that will prevent you from giving yourself and your baby a better future. American Adoptions would be honored to help make this dream a reality. To get more information on the resources available to you when you choose American Adoptions, contact us today.

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