Starting the Adoption Process: Creating an Adoption Plan

Are you pregnant and considering giving your baby up for adoption in Pennsylvania? We are here to help you with your options during this important time so you feel comfortable navigating the adoption process with a thorough adoption plan. With an adoption plan, you can create concrete steps to ensure you’re on the right path. Our experienced staff including lawyers, case workers, and counselors will explain all of your legal rights and options, while supporting you through the Pennsylvania adoption process.

Knowing Your Options for Your Unplanned Pregnancy

Our caring case workers can walk you through all of your options if you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy in Pennsylvania and considering giving up your baby for adoption. Our staff is trained to present your options and help you decide the best path for you, even if it isn’t adoption. We offer unbiased, accurate information and our counselors can talk with you about your unplanned pregnancy.

If you decide to continue with adoption, you may be wondering how to start the adoption process. Our case workers can guide you from beginning to end and offer support. If you choose to work with us, we offer comprehensive guidance through the whole process.

Resources Available to You

ABSA is committed to supporting birth mothers at all stages of the adoption process. We’re here to help whether you’re just learning that you’re pregnant or you have already given birth. We offer: 

  • Financial assistance: A Baby Step Adoption will review your budget and find every resource for you and your family to assure a safe pregnancy. This could include all pregnancy-related expenses, housing services, food and maternity clothes.
  • Open or closed adoption agreements: Your choice! We work with all kinds of families and can help you find the best type of adoption for you.
  • Design your own adoption plan: You select the family that is right for you and how you want your pregnancy to go.
  • Free legal services: A Baby Step Adoption has attorneys available to make sure you know your legal rights and that your adoption plan meets every legal requirement.
  • Confidential and private: All Services are private, confidential, and we take steps to see that no information is disclosed without your consent.
  • Free assistance: All of our services are free, and we offer lifetime support for our birth mothers. 

If you decide you’d like more information about adoption in Pennsylvania, our caring counselors are available 24/7 to offer support and guidance. to meet with you in person if you are close to or in Pennsylvania. Our counselors are always available to meet you by phone, FaceTime, text or however you’d prefer to meet. We have helped thousands of women, just like you who walked in your shoes, and we will do whatever we can to make you feel comfortable and safe.

What is an Adoption Plan?

Adoption plans cover every step of your pregnancy, delivery, and adoption hand off. Our experienced case workers can help you make decisions about your adoption and your baby to create your adoption plan. Learn about how to start the adoption process, and if it sounds right for you we can start creating your adoption plan.

We’ll help you decide whether an open or closed adoption is right for you. We can also help you pick a loving home for your baby from our list of waiting families. We’ll even help you create a birth plan as part of your adoption plan so you can know what to expect when you give birth. Our case workers can also help with the handoff so everything goes smoothly when you send your baby off with their new family.

Creating a Hospital Plan

If you decide to choose adoption, we will help you create a plan for the hospital. We will arrange with your doctor and other care professionals so your hospital trip goes smoothly.We will let them know you are considering adoption and communicate your birth plan so you don’t have to explain the situation to the hospital staff. 

Before you deliver, we will help you decide who you want in the delivery room. Some birth mothers like to have their ABSA case worker while others want friends and family, or the adoptive family. No matter what, we will make sure your hospital stay is comfortable and feels good to you. It’s your baby, your adoption, and your choice and we’re here to support you no matter what. 

If you decide not to move forward at any time during the adoption process, even after the birth, we will never pressure you to change your mind. We want you to feel completely comfortable with your plan.

Planning for After the Adoption

After you give birth, you can rely on our experienced case workers to help you through this delicate time. You will likely feel a flood of emotions after the adoption placement. This is very common for women who have placed their baby for adoption, but we’re here to support you. We offer lifetime support for our birthmothers, whether you need help with education, career services, or housing to help you achieve your goals. We will help you work through your feelings and help you on the path to a happy and healthy life.

We are here and ready to help you plan your future. Have more questions? Call 888-505-2367, or text 610-998-3340