Adoption Facilitation Services Phone: 925-938-6600      
Adopt-now.com
Nancy Hurwitz Kors, Ph. D.
Pregnant? Thinking about Adoption?
 

Frequently Asked Questions


Below are some of the frequently asked questions about our services. If you have a question that was not addressed here or would simply like more information, call us 1 800 660-2367.


Q: I'm pregnant, but I just can't raise a child right now. Can you find adoptive parents for my baby?
Q: I'm struggling to pay my rent and feed my kids. Can you help?
Q: How do I know your adoptive families are good people?
Q: Can I look at some of your families right now on the Web?
Q: Will I be able to meet a family before choosing them?
Q: What if I don't like the first family I meet?
Q: I don't want to meet the adoptive couple or even talk to them. Can I just pick a family after reading their profile?
Q: I do want to meet your adoptive families, but I'm nervous about it. When we meet, will you be there for support?
Q: I want to know everything about the adoptive family I choose. Could I see a family's house before choosing them?
Q: After the baby is born I'd like to receive pictures and letters. Is that possible?
Q: What about visits? Can I find a family who will let me see my baby as he grows up?
Q: During my pregnancy, I took some recreational drugs. Will I still be able to find adoptive parents?
Q: I'm expecting twins. Will my babies be adopted together?
Q: Will the adoptive parents be at the hospital?
Q: Will I get to hold my baby in the hospital?
Q: How will the hospital staff know what I want?
Q: Will my baby have to spend any time in foster care?
Q: I just delivered my baby and am still at the hospital. Is it too late for me to find adoptive parents?
Q: My baby is several months old. I thought I could do it, but I just can't. Is it too late for adoption?
Q: How do I contact you and get more information?




Q: I'm pregnant, but I just can't raise a child right now. Can you find adoptive parents for my baby?
A:



Yes. We can absolutely help you find a family for your baby. Give us a call at our toll-free number (1-800-660-2367) or email us at nhk@adopt-now.com.

If you tell us what kind of family youíre looking for, we would be happy to walk you through the adoption process and answer any questions you may have.




Q: I'm struggling to pay my rent and feed my kids. Can you help?
A:

Yes. Adoptive parents are allowed to help a birthmother with all pregnancy-related living expenses. That means helping to pay your rent and utilities, your groceries, maternity clothes and medical expenses. It is very important to us that you and your children are eating well and have a safe place to live. 




Q: How do I know your adoptive families are good people?
A:







We rigorously screen each of our families to make sure they can provide a loving home for a child. In addition, each of our families has been thoroughly investigated by the state government. The state researches their backgrounds and visits their homes to see that their home is a great place to raise a child.

We're happy to share with you all of our information and all of the state's information about each adoptive family.

Q: Can I look at some of your families right now on the Web?
A:




Yes. Several of our families have decided to post photos and information about themselves on our website. To see their information, click here.

To learn about our other families, give us a call and we will send you their profiles as well.



Q: Will I be able to meet a family before choosing them?
A:








Absolutely. After you call, we will send you profiles of several families, including photos of them and a letter where they describe the kind of home they will offer a child. If you are interested in a family, give us a call and we will connect you with them.

You can talk with the family over the phone. If all goes well and you decide to meet them in person, we would be happy to make arrangements for a meeting.



Q: What if I don't like the first family I meet?
A:




Meeting a family is not a commitment to work with them. If you donít like the first family you meet, we will of course introduce you to another.

We want you to feel like youíve chosen the perfect family for your baby. Thatís why weíll introduce you to as many families as you want, until you feel like youíve found the right family for your child.



Q: I don't want to meet the adoptive couple or even talk to them. Can I just pick a family after reading their profile?

A:





Yes. Many birthmoms don't want to meet or speak with a family. They just want to know their baby is going to a good home.

If you'd like, you can look at the profiles we provide you and choose a family from there.



Q: I do want to meet your adoptive families, but I'm nervous about it. When we meet, will you be there for support?
A:




Absolutely. We'll be there for you every step of the way, including when you meet our adoptive families. If you'd like, you can even bring a friend or family member with you to the meeting.



Q: I want to know everything about the adoptive family I choose. Could I see a family's house before choosing them?
A:




Yes. Some of our birthmoms want to see firsthand the home where their baby will grow up. If that's what you want, we will find you a family who would be happy to have you over to their home.



Q: After the baby is born I'd like to receive pictures and letters. Is that possible?
A:





Absolutely. You can receive pictures of your baby and letters telling you how well he is doing. When you select a family, you and the adoptive parents can sit down and decide just how much contact you would like.
Q: What about visits? Can I find a family who will let me see my baby as he grows up?
A:






Yes. Many of our families are open to letting their birthmoms visit the baby. In fact, some of our families will only go with a birthmom who is interested in visiting. Other families prefer to stay in contact through photos and letters.

If you decide you want visits, we'll find you a family who will welcome you into their lives and will keep their door open to you as your child grows up.



Q: During my pregnancy, I took some recreational drugs. Will I still be able to find adoptive parents?
A:

Yes. We do have adoptive families who will work with a birthmother who used drugs during her pregnancy.

It's very important that you be honest with us about your drug use because we need to connect you with a family who is okay with that. Your baby's doctor will also need to know about any drugs you may have taken so he can provide your child with the best medical care possible.



Q: I'm expecting twins. Will my babies be adopted together?
A:

Yes. We never separate twins.




Q: Will the adoptive parents be at the hospital?
A:

If you want the adoptive parents at the hospital, they will be there. If you'd feel more comfortable without them there, we can arrange for that as well.

Before your due date we will go over all your options with you. You'll be the one to decide whether the adoptive parents are there or not. Some birthmothers want the adoptive parents to be in the delivery room, some want to have them waiting in the waiting room, and others do not want them present at all. It's really up to you.


Q: Will I get to hold my baby in the hospital?
A:

If you'd like to hold your baby at the hospital, we will absolutely arrange it so that you can. If you prefer not to, we can arrange for that as well.

Again, the choices are all yours. If you'd like to spend time with your baby at the hospital, we will see to it that you get as much time as you'd like.


Q: How will the hospital staff know what I want?
A:

Before your due date we will discuss your options with you, and then we will let the hospital know what you've decided.

We will let them know whether you want the adoptive parents in the delivery room, whether you want to see the baby while you're at the hospital, and whether or not you want to know the sex of the baby. We'll see to it that the hospital staff knows precisely what you want before you arrive.


Q: Will my baby have to spend any time in foster care?
A:

No. Your baby will go directly from the hospital to one of our adoptive families.

 

Q: I just delivered my baby and am still at the hospital. Is it too late for me to find adoptive parents?
A:




No, it is not too late. We are on-call 24 hours a day for emergencies. Give us a call and we will get you adoptive parents right away.



Q: My baby is several months old. I thought I could do it, but I just can't. Is it too late for adoption?
A:

No, it's not too late. If you give us a call, we will find you a family who will love your baby and provide him with an excellent home.



Q: How do I contact you and get more information?
A:

Give us a call on our toll-free number (1-800-660-2367) or email us at nhk@adopt-now.com.

 







































 
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