For Birth Mothers

birth mothersBirth mothers considering adoption may have a lot of questions and concerns. You can call us any time and we will be happy to discuss your options with you.

Making an adoption plan is one of most loving ways you can provide for your child.  It is your way of protecting your child, and choosing the best life for him or her.  With Adoption Arkansas, you will get to choose more than just whether you will place your child for adoption.  You also choose the family that will adopt the child, so you can feel confident that you are making the best possible decision for your child.

Give us a call and we can chat about the Arkansas adoption process. You will find that adoption can provide you with far more than a plan for your child.  Mothers who choose adoption with Adoption Arkansas can sometimes have their medical and other expenses paid during pregnancy. But most importantly, mothers who choose adoption can take pride in knowing that they made a choice to bless their child with a loving and safe home.

  • We strive to reduce the possible stress of adoptions by making the process easy for the birth mothers and for the adopting parents.
  • We can make sure you have the financial assistance you need during your pregnancy. In Arkansas, adoptive parents can help birth mothers with their medical bills and pregnancy-related living expenses such as food, housing, clothing, and more.

Who Will Adopt My Child?

  • Adoption Arkansas represents loving families who desperately desire a child.  Some of our families already have children and would love more; others have tried unsuccessfully to start a family on their own. Either way, they have been praying for a woman like you to give them a chance.
  • All families who adopt in Arkansas are required to submit to a home study evaluation and be approved by a judge before an adoption is finalized. The home study assesses their abilities, financial stability, backgrounds, and the strength of their marriage. This helps to ensure that the child will be safe and well cared for.
  • You will choose the adoptive parents for your child from the many profiles of waiting parents that we will provide you. You make all the decisions.  You can choose to meet the family, speak by phone, write letters, or have no contact with the adopting parents.

Birth Mother FAQs

Adoptive parents pay all costs.

You can be reimbursed for pregnancy expenses including housing, transportation, living expenses, and even maternity clothes.

You are in the driver’s seat.  You will choose who will adopt the child.

We are here to help you with all aspects of placing your child for adoption. That includes getting you the help you need to emotionally process this decision. Our contracted birth mother counselors are experienced problem solvers and are available to you at no charge.

You will view potential adoptive parent profiles and choose who will be the best fit for both you and the child.  You can meet them, get to know them, and build your own relationship with them if you like.  Or, if you prefer, we can help keep the identity of both you and the adoptive parents protected.  You will seek prenatal care for you and the child and you will sign the Consent to Adoption form.  Finally, as you are closer to delivering, we will help you implement your labor/delivery plan.  You can choose whether you want the adoptive parents there for the delivery.

You will go to the hospital you chose and give birth.  If you choose, the adoptive parents can be in the delivery room, in the waiting room, or not at the hospital at all.

You can have as much time as you like with the baby. Some birth mothers prefer some time with the child; others don’t. It’s up to you. Usually the adoptive parents will come to the hospital and will spend time with you and the child. The child will then be released to go with the adoptive parents. If you have signed the Consent to Adoption, this can be the end of the process for you. But it doesn’t have to be.  You can develop a plan with the adoptive parents to maintain contact or to get periodic updates on the baby.

No, your child will go directly from your care to the care of the adoptive parents.

We will need a little of your history and your consent to place the child for adoption.  You then get to make as many or as few choices as you would like about where your child will be placed. Birth mothers have the greatest control in this process.  You also need to take care to protect the baby while you are pregnant, and we may ask you questions about this.

Sometimes we can proceed with the adoption without even letting the birth father know. Each situation is unique and we will be happy to see if that is an option in your situation. If he does know about the adoption, we will work to get his consent as well.