As birth parents make an adoption plan through Act of Love Adoption Agency, they receive wonderful counseling and have a caseworker to support them. Their adoption plan is their own, from beginning to end.
Some birth parents need to have a more closed adoption and have less contact with the adoptive family. Some choose to meet the family at the time of placement and then have the agency hold their pictures and letters. There are also more open adoptions where birth parents ask the adoptive family to be more involved.
Many times a birth mother may ask the adoptive mom to be in the delivery room with her. This is personal decision. However, it is something that adoptive parents get so excited about, because they will most likely never have the opportunity of experiencing the delivery of a baby on their own. It is a unique and beautiful experience to be at the birth of a baby.
Some birth parents choose to have the time in the hospital to themselves with the baby. Some birth parents want the adoptive family at the hospital as much as they can, so they can watch the family care for the baby and start to bond. This time is also an opportunity for the birth parents and adoptive family to spend time getting to know each other and special moments that will be important to the child.
Adoption is a beautiful and individual experience. There is a counselor and caseworker available to help you through the process. If you or someone you know is pregnant and considering adoption, have them call A Act of Love at 1-800-835-6360.