I want to place my baby after birth during the COVID-19 pandemic, what can I do?
Placing a baby for adoption is never an easy decision and sometimes women wait until the end of the pregnancy to make a final decision. Many times, waiting until the end of your pregnancy or after the baby is born is the best option to place your baby since you have had the entire pregnancy to consider all your options. This is truly a personal choice and you most likely have really given it a lot of thought; taking into consideration all your alternatives.
If you are considering placing your baby for adoption after birth and are wondering how ACF Adoptions is assisting birth parents with “last minute cases” or placing after birth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, we hope you are relieved to know that ACF Adoptions continues to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Even in the middle of a global pandemic, ACF Adoptions is OPEN and we are here to HELP!
After birth parents contact our agency, we will connect them to the social worker who is nearest to them. Some women may call when they are arriving at the hospital and/or after discussing their adoption plan with the hospital social worker. If you call us while at the hospital or after being home with your baby, we follow all necessary steps and do not take shortcuts. You will receive the same attention, rights and free adoption help from ACF’s adoption professionals. We follow your lead as to how you would like your adoption plan to go. Each adoption is unique and ACF Adoptions provides guidance from beginning to end to ensure you feel most comfortable every step of the way. This includes you choosing the adoptive family and deciding how much contact you want with them now and in the future.
With COVID-19 in mind, ACF Adoptions is taking every precaution to keep birth parents and staff safe at all times and nowadays, we have to be a little more careful with having contact but our commitment and the support we provide has not changed.
If the birth mother is at the hospital, the ACF social worker can meet the birth mother in her room if possible, ensuring safety precautions are in place, including wearing a mask and gloves. We will also follow any safety protocols the hospital may have. Once there, the ACF social worker and birth mother can discuss the adoption process in detail and begin forming a plan.
If the birth mother has already been discharged from the hospital and wishes to make an adoption plan, a social worker will make contact with the birth mother via video chat and/or phone call to go over the adoption process in detail. Together with your ACF social worker, necessary initial documents are completed and all services offered by ACF Adoptions are available to you.
COVID-19 has affected all of us in many ways. ACF Adoptions remains OPEN and ready to assist anyone considering adoption prior to delivery, after birth, at the hospital and/or having been discharged from the hospital. Last minute cases will receive all of the same attention and assistance as if ACF Adoptions and our adoption professionals had we been in the picture long before the birth mother made contact with our agency. ACF Adoptions is ready at any time and is willing to help anyone interested in exploring making an adoption plan.
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