Birth Mother Support and Services
Dealing with an unplanned pregnancy and making an adoption plan can seem overwhelming, but our birth mother support services are designed to help you with whatever you need-through every part of the process. We provide all birth mothers with a one-on-one consultation, a 24-hour hotline for questions or emergencies and can connect you with birth mother mentors. Always remember-you are not alone.
The Birth Mother Support You Deserve
At AAA Partners in Adoption, we believe that choosing to place a child for adoption is an act of love. Our staff will treat you with the kindness and respect you deserve, and will work with you to ensure you are comfortable with your decision. Our birth mother support and services include items such as:
- Free, confidential counseling. Sorting through your emotions about your pregnancy and the idea of adoption is a complex process. That’s why our birth mother support services include counseling to discuss your options.
- Emotional support during pregnancy, labor and after. If you can count on no one else, you’ll be able to count on the professionals at AAA Partners in Adoption. And not just during your pregnancy. We will be here for you even years after the birth.
- Help getting medical care. We will help you find a doctor nearby, arrange for Medicaid and help you register at your local hospital for the delivery.
- Assistance with living expenses. In Georgia, an adoption agency is allowed to help with pregnancy-related living expenses. We can also pay for any medical bills for you and the baby that are not paid through Medicaid or health insurance.
- Active participation in your adoption plan. While we are here to assist you, we let YOU make the decisions. Do you want to meet the adoptive parents? Do you want them to be at the hospital? Do you want to see the baby? Do you have a special name for the baby that you would like to put on the birth certificate? We will do our best to honor your wishes.
- Legal assistance. After the baby is at least 24 hours old, your adoption counselor will meet with you and you will sign documents called "surrenders," in which you voluntarily give up your rights to the child so the child can be placed for adoption. Our adoption counselors are trained in the surrender process and ensure the surrenders are done correctly and efficiently.
- A direct placement. Most birthmothers want their child to start life with his or her adoptive parents. In all cases, the baby will go home from the hospital with the adoptive family. No temporary care is needed.
- Post placement contact. We require our adoptive families to submit pictures and updates of the child for at least 18 years. If you wish to have additional contact with your child and adoptive family, we can arrange that as well.
- Your adoption counselor will personally visit the adoptive family several times to ensure the baby and family are doing well.
If you are considering adoption for your child, please contact us at (770) 844-2080 to talk about the birth mother support we can provide you.