Frequently Asked Questions
1. What type of adoption plan is available for me?
With the adoption agencies First Hero works with birth parents always create their own adoption plans. Therefore, each adoption plan is different and reflects the personal choices of the birth parents. They have caring social workers who can help you consider all of your options and fashion the adoption plan that is best for you and your baby.
2. How are adoptive families selected?
You select the family for your baby. A few considerations you might have:
Whether the family is childless or has children
Whether the mother works or stays at home
Any religious preference
Hobbies or leisure time activities
Amount of openness desired
When you have decided on the type of adoptive family you want for your baby, the adoption agency will give you letters and pictures from families that most closely fit your preferences. You may select the family from these letters, or if you choose, you may interview the family you select. The most important part of this process is for you to feel confident in the family you have chosen to parent your child.
3. How is a family approved to adopt?
Adoptive families must have an approved home-study. This process includes criminal background checks, fingerprinting, review financial statements, medical statements, home safety inspections, employment verifications, and written reference checks. The adoption agency will conduct counseling sessions in the adoptive family’s home to insure that the family is ready to adopt.
4. Will my baby go to foster care?
If you work with an adoption agency your baby can go home from the hospital with the adoptive parents.
Are there any costs to me in making an adoption plan?
No. All costs associated with the birth and all legal expenses are paid by the adoptive parents. Counseling is provided to you by the adoption agency for as long as needed at no cost.