Frequently Asked Questions
Can I receive financial assistance?
YES! You may receive financial support. In most states the adoptive family you select can pay for your pregnancy-related living expenses (i.e., rent, food, utilities, transportation, maternity clothes, counseling and medical bills).
Can I have counseling?
Yes! You can see a counselor of your choice or we can refer a counselor to you. Counseling is available both during your pregnancy and after your delivery.
Does this cost me anything?
No! There is no cost to you for the adoption. The adoptive family you select will pay for any costs related to the adoption process.
I need to move out! Can you help me?
Yes! We can help if you would like to move. You can select any city or state in which you would like to move and we will assist with the rest.
Can I choose my adoptive parents?
Yes! You choose the adoptive parents who you feel comfortable with. You can tell us what is important to you in a family (i.e., race, religion, age, other children, etc.) and we will present you with profiles of families that match who you are looking for.
What happens before the baby is born?
Once you choose a family and you are sure about them, it is considered a “match.” You will most likely speak with your adoptive family on a regular basis until the baby is born. If you would like to meet with your adoptive family and spend time getting to know them, you may do so. You will continue seeing your doctor and taking care of yourself and we will assist you with every aspect of your adoption plan.
What happens when I go into labor?
If you go into labor and have not selected a family yet, it is okay. Just call our office and we will have a family of your choice at the hospital as soon as possible. The baby will not be without adoptive parents. If you have selected a family prior to going into labor, you can call them or our office and we will make sure they go straight to the hospital. We will make arrangements with the hospital and contact you there.
What happens after the baby is born?
After the baby is born, you will most likely remain in the hospital for 24 hours before you are released. The adoptive family will be at the hospital with you and the baby. You are able to have as much access to the baby as you like. You need to let everyone know what you are most comfortable with at the hospital. The hospital social worker will meet with you to sign a birth certificate and hospital release form. We will make sure you have transportation home and your baby will go home from the hospital with the adoptive family. Arrangements with your adoptive family regarding contact after the baby is born (i.e. phone calls, pictures, letters, etc.) will be made.
Will anybody find out about the adoption?
No! Everything is confidential through AdoptHelp. If you do not want your family or friends to know, that is your choice. You may tell whoever you want, it is not up to us to do so.
Will my child go to the county or foster care?
No! When you work with the AdoptHelp, your child will go home directly with the adoptive family you select.
Where are you located?
AdoptHelp handles adoptions all over the country. Our office is in California, but we have a network of local attorneys, counselors and social workers with whom we work across the country.
Do I need to meet with someone from your office?
If you would like to meet with a case worker from our office, we can make arrangements (although it is not necessary). If you feel more comfortable corresponding through telephone, e-mail or text, that is o.k. Just let us know what you prefer.
Do I need a lawyer?
You most likely will not need a lawyer but you may choose to have one if it is important to you. If you want your own attorney, the adoptive family you select will pay for you to have a lawyer.
What hours is your office available?
We are always available. You can reach us at all times 24/7 at 1-800-637-7999 . Call us if you have any questions!
“I know that my child is in good hands with the right people. I don’t have any regrets. Thanks AdoptHelp. - Birth Mother
“ I called AdoptHelp very early on in my pregnancy. They didn’t belittle me but instead were supportive of my decision. Thank you for treating me like a person. - Birth Mother