Do you know what your options are? We are here.
Shock…that’s just part of the experience when you find yourself unexpectedly getting a positive pregnancy test result. Once the initial shock is over, you’ll probably find yourself feeling all different kinds of emotions, many of which may leave you confused and overwhelmed. Finding someone to talk to that’s unbiased and willing to help (regardless of what choice you decide to make) is very important.
Meet Our Waiting Families.
Our families are adoption educated, pre-approved, and ready to get to know you and your wishes for your child.
We have outlined some steps to help you understand the adoption process with Adoption STAR. Adoption STAR can help you make a plan at any point in your pregnancy or afterward.
1. Contact Us
We are here 24/7 to answer your questions and address your concerns. Call us toll free at 1.866.691.3300.
2. Meet With A Counselor
One of our professional counselors will meet with you to answer your questions and help you explore all your options including adoption so you can make the plan that meets your needs.
3. Creating An Adoption Plan
When you make an adoption plan, you are in control. That includes selecting the adoptive family that is just right for you. You may also work with your counselor to make a birth plan as well.
4. Birth And Placement
You will never be pressured by your counselor to continue with your adoption plan, your counselor will only work to help you through this time and to make sure you are comfortable in your process. Your counselor will be there with as much or as little as you desire during the birth and delivery and placement process.
5. Post Adoption Support
You will feel a range of emotions after placement. We encourage you to stay connected to your counselor. We will be here for you and you will be welcomed into a community where you can meet other birth families, come to events and gatherings, receive support in your contact with the adoptive family, and encouragement in working toward your personal and professional goals.
The Adoption Process
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Do You Need Immediate Assistance?
May be you feel that this is not the right time in your life to parent a child (or children). Perhaps you thought you could parent your child, but after some time has passed, you find yourself feeling as though, “this isn’t working.” Maybe your child has unique needs that are proving to be too much for your to handle, given everything else that’s going on in your life right now. Perhaps you are in recovery or working on a case plan with your local department of child protective services. Whatever your circumstance, we are here to help.
Is it selfish to place a child for adoption?
Who places their children for adoption?
Can I choose the adopting family?
If my child was recently taken by child protective services, can I still choose a family to adopt my child?
I know Adoption STAR finds families for babies, but do you have waiting families for children that are older or who have siblings? Or children with special needs?
What if the baby’s father does not agree with an adoption plan?
We look forward to working with you and helping you explore your feelings about this pregnancy, identify and grow your support network, and discuss all your options without judgment.
I just wanted to say thank you for everything you have done for us. You truly made a hard decision as easy and comfortable as possible. The dedication you put into your work shows. At first I questioned if we...Read More
I can’t thank you enough for how easy you made all of this and guiding me to make the decisions I knew were right for me. I know that if I hadn’t met the adoptive parents, I would not be...Read More
We can’t thank you enough for your kindness and support throughout this process. We appreciate so much everything you have done to assist us through this difficult choice. Again, thank you.
Julie and Eric
Making an adoption plan through Adoption STAR was very hard – but my worker was very helpful. She made sure I wasn’t down. It was a pleasure to meet my daughter’s adoptive parents. It was hard for me and still...Read More
In the fifth month of my pregnancy my doctors told me my baby would be born with a birth defect. I was devastated. My family turned their backs on me, and my boyfriend was not supportive. No one was there...Read More
When I had my child at age 17, no one ever mentioned any options other than staying pregnant and keeping the baby. When my son turned one I actually asked my mom about adoption but she asked how I could...Read More