Frequently Asked Questions
What is adoption?
Adoption is when a biological parent gives up their rights permanently to another family. Adoption happens when an expectant parent(s) does not feel emotionally or financially prepared for parenthood and instead makes the selfless decision to find a new family who deeply wishes and has prepared for a child.
What services are offered during my pregnancy?
While pregnant, DeColores Adoptions can offer you financial assistance to cover pregnancy-related expenses. This may include housing, rent, phone, utilities, legal assistance, medical, food, transportation, maternity clothing, and other living expenses. *
*Allowable amount for financial assistance will depend upon the state in which you deliver.
We will make sure you have access and transportation to the medical care you need during your pregnancy. This will be provided at no cost to you.
Whether you choose to remain in your home or relocate to one of our apartments, we can help you with your living arrangements and expenses. If you choose to relocate, we will cover the costs to relocate you.
If you choose to live in one of our apartments we will provide:
- Safe and secure living
- Rent and utilities paid
- Apartments furnished with linens, kitchen items, and cleaning supplies
- Transportation provided to medical appointments, grocery shopping, etc.
If you choose to live at home, most states will allow DeColores Adoptions to help you with living expenses (phone, rent, maternity clothes, food, utilities) as well as medical and legal expenses
DeColores Adoptions will provide support and encouragement throughout your pregnancy and adoption and beyond. We will also provide counseling regarding your legal rights at no cost to you.
What is the first step in the adoption process?
Contact one of our Adoption Specialists. All contact will be kept confidential. Our staff is discrete, non-judgmental, and eager to answer any questions you may have. We will work with you to find the best adoption plan and explain every detail of the adoption process. Please know, contacting DeColores DOES NOT mean you are committing yourself to choosing adoption. It simply means you are ready to explore your options, rights, and responsibilities. Adoption Specialists are available 24 hours a day at 1-877-436-4530 to answer your questions.
Potential Birth Mother?
We’re ready to help. Please complete this contact form and one of our adoption specialists will be in touch to assist.
Who chooses the family for my child?
YOU DO!! DeColores Adoptions wants you to be assured that you are making the right choice when choosing the adoptive family for your child. You can view profiles of approved adoptive families that are open to meeting and getting to know you during this adoption process. We have numerous loving couples that have gone through very careful screening and preparation for their adoption journey.
What if I do not want to be involved in choosing the family for my baby?
Your adoption plan will be as unique as you are. If you do not wish to choose the adoptive family, we completely understand and will be happy to assist you in a closed adoption. We understand that this process can be a very difficult and emotional time and will assist you in this process every step of the way.
What is the difference between an open adoption and a closed adoption?
An adoption with an ongoing relationship between the birthparents and adoptive family. This means that both parties will exchange identifying information and have contact with each other through letters, pictures, phone calls, or visits. The extent of communication in an open adoption is the choice of those involved.
A closed adoption offers complete confidentiality. At no time is there any identifying information given to either the birthparents or the adoptive couple about each other. The birthparent allows the agency to pick adoptive parents from their approved, waiting couples, and the baby will be placed with them.
A semi-open adoption is one step down from open adoption regarding contact; the birth parents and adoptive parents meet; however, they do not exchange identifying information. There may be ongoing contact between the two parties, but it is typically less often, and it is facilitated through the agency.
A semi-closed adoption allows the expectant parents to look through several “profiles” of couples that are waiting to adopt. All couples have been studied by the agency and are approved to legally adopt. The birthparents choose a couple to raise their child, but there is no contact, and no exchange of identifying information between the two parties.
Does the birth father have to agree to the adoption?
Every situation is different. However, we will work with you to determine what is in the best interest of you and your baby.
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