Questions Adoptive Parents Ask
How long does it take to adopt a newborn?
Families are approved to receive a baby in their home once their Home Study is complete. The average wait time for adoptive parents following completion of their Home Study is typically between 6 and 24 months. In most instances, after a birthmother has selected the adoptive parent(s) for her baby, the adoptive family will meet the baby following birth and leave the hospital with the baby upon discharge.
What services are provided to Adoptive Parents?
Adoptions With Love is a full-service agency assisting hopeful adoptive families in Massachusetts. Our services include a complete home study, educational courses, assistance in designing an album and letters to aid in matching with prospective expectant/birth parents, all legal work on the adoption, interstate compact services, post placement services, and finalization of the adoption in court.
What happens if the birth mother decides to parent the baby?
This is a common concern for adoptive parents. We are committed to working with you on an adoption until you have your baby. You never lose the fees paid to Adoptions With Love.
How do expectant/birth parents locate the services of Adoptions With Love?
We have a very robust online advertising campaign to reach expectant/birth parents nationwide, who are looking for adoption for their baby. We receive private hospital referrals as well as over 5,000 telephone and internet inquiries each year from expectant/birth parents. Adoptions With Love also has a 24-hour answering service accepting calls with a personal touch, never a recording.
Do we need an attorney to work with us in this process?
Because this is a full-service adoption program, you do not need an attorney to work with you on this process. However, if you wish to have an adoption attorney, we can give you names of reputable attorneys in the area.
Will you be available to our family and child over the years if questions arise about adoption?
The best part of working with our successful, experienced adoption agency is that we are here for you now and here for you in the future. Unlike attorneys and facilitators, we are always available to help. We provide ongoing education seminars for parents as well as individual and family counseling if the need arises. We have an active search and reunion program called “The Journey of Search” for young adults and their families, as well as the birth parents.
We care about you and know you have many questions about adoption. We would like to get to know you and help you make the best decision for your family.
Please feel free to call Amy, Nancy, Jess, Kate, or Brittany at 617-964-4357 weekdays between the hours of 9AM and 5PM, or complete the contact form by clicking the button below. We will be in touch with you shortly. We are here for you.Contact Us