Q and A
It takes a great deal of love and maturity to know that raising a child can be difficult and that love is not enough to provide what a child needs to thrive and grow.
Even with the help of family and friends, parenting can be overwhelming for many men and women. Often, family and friends are there at the beginning, then when times get more difficult, you are on your own.
Whatever your decision is, you are ultimately going to be the primary caregiver and the person that will need to take care of your child. This can be a sacrifice for many years to come. Some women are ready for this commitment, and many women realize the time is not right for them to parent and that adoption is the most sensible and most important decision they will make for their child and their future. If you consider adoption the best decision for you and your child, we are here to help you through the process.
- How Soon Do I Need to Make a Decision About Adoption?
- My son got his ex-girlfriend pregnant and decided on adoption but is not involved. How can I get him to be more supportive and involved in the adoption process?
- She just told you she’s pregnant. Now what?
- How involved are you in the pregnancy?
- Is this the right time for me to be a parent?
- What rights as a birth father do I have?
- What types of adoptions are there?
- I think I’m the father of my girlfriends baby, how can I tell for sure?
- Can a woman put a baby up for adoption if the father is unknown?
- I’ve left the area and lost track of my ex-girlfriend who’s pregnant. I want to know what my girlfriend is going to do. If she decides to put the baby up for adoption that is fine. I don’t want to stop an adoption. We both aren’t stable enough to take care of a kid. How can I find out?
- I’m friends with the baby mama but we’re not in a relationship together. Can I still be part of an adoption plan?
- My girlfriend is pregnant. I honestly don’t want a kid. She won’t get an abortion. What are my options?
- I have a new love interest and we thought we could raise the kid together (we live at my mom’s) since the baby mamma wants adoption.
- What are my options in adoption?
- Do I have to pay child support if the baby is put up for adoption?
- Do I have any say in the decision even though we aren’t married?
- I already have children from another woman that I can’t support.
- I have joint custody but can’t afford child support of another kid.
- I live with my parents, I don’t have a job and I have jail time coming. I also don’t want my kid going to another family to be raised.
- I’m on parole, I don’t want my parole officer to know about my adoption plan. Is that possible?
- My baby mama wants to drop out of school what can I do?
- I am married and fathered a child with another woman how can I keep this adoption private?
- I’m getting pressure from my parents.
- The birth mother and I have long-term alcohol and drug problems. How will this affect our adoption?
- My other children have been removed from our home. Can we parent this new baby?
- How are our parental rights terminated in adoption?
- Can I have my name on the original birth certificate if we are placing the baby for adoption?
- Do I have to pay child support if we choose adoption?
- I’m behind in child support for my other kids. Do I have to go to court?
- As the father of this baby do I need to give my consent for adoption?
- Is my current lifestyle the very best for my child to grow up in?