A Guide to Adoption Agencies in Wyoming

Wyoming adoption services for expectant/birth mothers

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, you may be looking for a Wyoming adoption agency. With more than 37 years of experience, Adoptions With Love can help. Our team of professionals can meet with you when and where it is most comfortable for you. We can offer you guidance and supportive services for every step of the adoption process – at no cost to you. Deciding to place your child for adoption is an emotional and difficult decision, but with the help of our adoption specialists, compassionate counselors, and knowledgeable attorneys, we can help make the journey a secure one. You are never alone when you choose to work with Adoptions With Love. Whether you have just learned of your pregnancy, or have already given birth, we can help you every step of the way. It is never too late to make an adoption plan and get the support you deserve.

How to Place Your Baby for Adoption in Wyoming

  1. Find an Adoption Agency You Trust

The first step for any adoption plan is finding the right adoption agency. You should look for a full-service, fully licensed, private adoption agency that will meet your needs and respect your wishes. When searching for a Wyoming adoption agency, browse websites to get a feel for their organization. Read testimonials from birth parents who have worked with the agency. With Adoptions With Love, you can call, text, or fill out this contact form online to answer any questions you may have about adoption. There is never any obligation to carry through with your adoption. You can get the information you need without any commitment. Adoptions With Love respects expectant/birth parents and their rights to choose what happens with their pregnancy and adoption. We will never place any pressure on you.

Adoptions With Love also offers expectant/birth parents many free supportive services during and after the adoption.

  1. Choose Your Child’s Adoptive Family (If You Wish)

One of the many choices that comes with adoption is the right to choose your child’s adoptive family. You are in charge of your  pregnancy. Your adoption plan should cater to your needs. The first step in the journey – after finding the best adoption agency in Wyoming – is to find adoptive parents. You can browse through the many adoptive family profiles at Adoptions With Love and ask any additional questions about the family before making your decision. You may also choose to speak with them on the phone, on a virtual call, or in person, if you wish.

  1. Determine the Right Adoption Plan for You

The next step in the adoption journey is to create your adoption plan. Your adoption specialist can help you custom design a plan that meets your needs. You can choose between the three basic types of adoption plans:

  • Open adoption
  • Semi-open adoption
  • Closed adoption

Most adoptions today are open, but you can choose whichever type of plan makes you feel most comfortable. There is no right or wrong way to make an adoption plan.

Open adoption in Wyoming offers many benefits to birth parents. These types of plans can look different for everyone, but the common thread is that they all entail ongoing communication between birth and adoptive parents after the adoption is complete. If you would like to stay connected with your child’s adoptive family through texts, phone calls, or in-person visits, that may be arranged. Your adoption agency can help you create the adoption plan, and it can be changed over the years to accommodate a growing child and evolving relationships.

If you feel that you would be more comfortable with a semi-open or closed adoption, that is okay, too. Adoptions With Love keeps photos and letters on file, should a birth parent change their mind years later and decide to open the adoption.

  1. Continue Counseling Services After Birth

After the birth, you will sign your consent to adoption. Once the adoption is complete, you can start to recover – physically and emotionally. As you emotionally heal from this experience, you can – and should – continue your counseling services offered by your adoption agency. At Adoptions With Love, the adoption completion does not mean the end of our relationship. It is, in fact, ongoing. The right Wyoming adoption agency should offer to pay for  counseling services up to a year after giving birth.

Types of Adoption Agencies Servicing Wyoming

Before embarking on this life-changing journey, you may want to consider the type of adoption agency in Wyoming.

  • Private adoption agencies

Most adoption agencies that you will want to work with are considered domestic, private adoption agencies. These types of agencies typically handle adoptions from birth or shortly thereafter.

  • Foster care adoption

This type of adoption is handled through the State of Wyoming. This is not the path taken by expectant/birth parents who voluntarily choose adoption for their child. Foster care is typically what happens when the state determines that  parents are  unfit to raise their child.

  • Same-sex adoption

If you would like to place your child with an adoptive family within the LGBTQIA+ community, you will want to make sure your adoption agency offers this option. At Adoptions With Love, we believe all kind, responsible, and loving Americans should have the right to adopt a child – no matter their sexuality or gender identity. We do not discriminate based on gender or race. Our goal is to place children in safe, stable, and loving homes. The choice of family is up to you.

  • Open Adoption vs. Closed Adoption

If you are considering an open adoption, you will want to find an adoption agency in Wyoming that will offer you options. With an open adoption, you can determine the form and frequency of communication. With a closed adoption, there is no information given to the adoptive family about your identity or background. At Adoptions With Love, your decision will be respected and supported. You can also rest assured that you may choose to open a closed adoption later, if and when you feel ready.

Why Work with an Adoption Agency in Wyoming?

There are many benefits in choosing to work with an adoption agency. With the right Wyoming adoption agency, you will get supportive services throughout – and after – your pregnancy, should you choose adoption. None of these services will cost you a penny. In fact, you can even get financial support during this challenging time in your life. Some of the services offered at Adoptions With Love includes:

  • Living assistance. We can offer a deposit and several months of rent, if needed.
  • Counseling services. Our experienced and compassionate counselors can work with you for up to a year after you have given birth.
  • Legal services. Our trained attorneys in Wyoming are well-versed with Wyoming adoption laws. They can meet you when and where it is most convenient for you and answer any questions you may have. This ensures you make an informed decision and understand your rights as a birth parent.
  • Medical coverage. We can help you find a midwife or doctor with whom you feel comfortable, and we can cover all uninsured medical expenses.
  • Other living expenses. We can help pay utilities, phone bills, food, transportation, and maternity clothes, as needed.
  • Adoption planning services. We can help you design an adoption plan that best meets your needs.

The Adoption Process in Wyoming

Adoption laws can be complicated. They also vary by state. In Wyoming, a birth parent may sign their consent for the adoption any time after giving birth. It is important to work with an adoption agency that can offer adoption attorney services to you. This ensures that your rights are protected, and that the adoption goes through safely, legally, and smoothly.

Frequently Asked Questions about Wyoming Adoption Agencies

  • How much does it cost to adopt a baby in Wyoming?

There is never any fee for expectant/birth parents planning adoption.

  • What are the laws and requirements for adopting a baby in Wyoming?

Wyoming adoption laws can be complicated. Be sure to work with an experienced, reputable adoption agency who can offer you legal services for your adoption.

  • Who must consent to an adoption in Wyoming?

The birth mother must consent to adoption after giving birth. A birth father’s consent may be required in certain situations, but it is often a case-by-case scenario. Contact your adoption specialist for information regarding birth father consent.

  • Can a Birth Parent revoke their consent to adoption in Wyoming?

Consent to adoption is irrevocable in Wyoming, unless obtained by fraud or duress.

  • What rights do Birth Fathers have in the adoption process in Wyoming?

The laws regarding birth father rights in Wyoming can be complicated. Be sure to contact your adoption specialist for the latest, most detailed information.

Work with Our Adoption Agency in Wyoming

Choosing adoption is never easy, but with the support of a Wyoming adoption agency, it can be a smooth and compassionate process. It can also be a positive experience. Should you choose to work with Adoptions with Love, we can help you find the best adoptive family for your child. You may – if you wish – speak with them or meet them in person before making your decision. You may even choose to develop a lifelong relationship with this family. With open adoption, your child grows up knowing they are loved by two families instead of one.

Whether you live in the greater Cheyenne area, Casper, Sheridan, Gillette, or anywhere in between, we can help you make an adoption plan for your child. Call us any time of day, any day of the week for information. Call 800-722-7731, text us confidentially at 617-777-0072, or contact us online.

Adoptions With Love has been assisting expectant/birth parents within the state of Wyoming since 1986."