FAQs – Making an Adoption Plan

How can adoption be a good choice for me and my baby? 

If you are not ready to be a parent, you can still give your baby the gift of life by choosing adoption. 

How can I carry a baby for 9 months and then make an adoption plan? 

That’s a tough question and there is no single, easy answer. Choosing adoption means you’ve chosen life, blessed a family with your gift, and that your child will grow up knowing you’ve made a loving, unselfish decision. 

Can I choose the family for my baby? 

Absolutely! You can review profiles and pictures of our carefully prescreened families. Or, you can even choose a friend, family member, or someone who has been recommended to you. 

How much contact can I have with my baby following the birth and adoption? 

That is up to you. Following the birth, you can hold your baby for as long as you choose. After your baby goes home to the adoptive family, you can receive pictures, letters and videos, and even arrange special visits in accordance with the adoption plan you choose. The adoptive parents will know of your wishes in advance and graciously respect your privacy as well as your need to know your child is loved and cared for. 

How can I be sure my baby will be well cared for? 

Our adoptive families are carefully screened and have met every standard set by Zoe’s House and the state. A caseworker will make visits to the home following placement to ensure your child is well cared for. 

How soon after the birth will my baby go to the parents I choose? 

The timing of your child’s placement depends on your choices, legal requirements, and the role of the birthfather. Many mothers desire their baby be placed with the adoptive family directly from the hospital, while other mothers prefer temporary care while they reflect on their adoption decision. 

Do I need a lawyer or need to pay for assistance with the adoption? 

You do not need a lawyer; all legal details will be handled for you and the birthfather. Our services are free to you, and all legal and medical fees will be provided by the adoptive family after the adoption takes place. 

Can I receive help with medical and living expenses while I’m making an adoption plan? 

Help with medical and living expenses is available in some cases. There will be an assessment of your particular circumstances. 

Who can I talk to?

Christina, our Expectant Mother Coordinator, would be happy to chat.  Call her at 913-353-6537 or email christina@zoeshouseadoptions.com.