Navigating Adoption in Indiana: A Pregnant Woman’s Guide


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Becoming unexpectedly pregnant can leave you confused and scared, but you should know you are not alone. Knowing that there are caring people who are willing to adopt their children brings comfort to many expectant mothers. There are many factors to consider before beginning the adoption process, and if you’re from Indiana and want to find an agency that will be there for you every step of the way, you’ve come to the right place. To help you get started, here are some things you should know about the adoption procedure in Indiana: 

Select an Adoption Agency 

The first step in the adoption process is to find the right agency to assist and provide you with available options for you and your child. This agency will prioritize your needs and discuss your options to make it easier for you to make the best choices. 

Select an Adoptive Family for Your Child 

One of the most important aspects of an adoption plan is that you get to choose your child’s adoptive family. Tell your adoption agency about the family you want for your baby. You will be shown a profile of people who hope to adopt a child, then you will pick potential parents for your child, and you may also have the opportunity to meet the family you eventually choose. According to Indiana adoption laws, the adoptive family must undergo a home study process. This includes interviews, background checks, and visits to the home where the child will live. 

Make a Post-Placement Plan 

After the adoption is finalized, an open adoption plan allows you to communicate with your child’s new family. It is up to you to decide how often and how much you want to talk to each other. You get to decide the level of openness you want with your child and the adoptive family. At Adoptions of Indiana, we follow your lead, and we do not pressure you into a decision on openness. Years after your placement, if you decide you’d like more openness, you can always contact us at Adoptions of Indiana, and we will get you in contact with the child and the adoptive family.

Placing your child for adoption is not an easy decision to make. You should carefully weigh the available options given to you by your adoption agency and choose the best one for you and your child. A trained social worker or adoption counselor can assist you with your adoption plan. This assistance is not only for the moment but will last for your lifetime. So, contact Adoption of Indiana for free support today, as we can assist you with any post-placement relationship and communication issues. We also provide free, confidential counseling to expectant or birth mothers throughout their lifelong adoption journey.

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