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Women consider and choose adoption for personal, financial, psychological, health, religious, cultural, and other reasons. While the reasons for placing a child for adoption may vary, birth mothers share a common trait of loving their babies and wanting what is best for them. They lovingly choose adoption to provide the best possible life for their children.
A birth mother makes an adoption plan because she has considered the alternatives and determined that adoption is the best plan for her child. She places her baby’s needs ahead of her own. A birth mother often wants a home for her child with loving people who are ready to become parents and have a supportive extended family. She wants her child to grow up in a great environment with lots of opportunities.
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Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana is a licensed, private, non-profit adoption agency. We are not part of the state foster care system. Pregnant women choose an adoption agency because of available services and benefits. Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana offers a full range of services free of cost for birth mothers, including:
- Professional counseling throughout pregnancy and after the baby is born
- Support and Advocacy
- Legal representation
- Choice of adoptive parents
- Progress reports and pictures of your child
- Financial assistance with pregnancy expenses
- Assistance with creating open adoption relationships
Our professional, experienced birth parent advocates assist pregnant women throughout all of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. At Adoption Bridges, we respect your decisions and make every effort to understand your feelings and circumstances. Our birth parent advocates can provide you with support and help you look at your options to determine if placing your baby for adoption is right for you. Your advocate will not make decisions for you but will give you information and guidance so you can make informed choices.
Using a licensed, local adoption agency reduces risk to personal safety. You know your child will have adoptive parents who are free of any criminal background and sincere in wanting to give your child the best possible life they can. You also know that adoption laws will be followed, protecting yourself and your child.
Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana requires that adoptive parents complete 24 hours of education on subjects ranging from infant care and CPR to adoption-specific parenting topics. Our agency helps prepare adoptive parents to adopt a child from another culture or ethnic group by offering specialized training in self-esteem, racial/ethnic identity, and cultural exposure. If you are carrying a special needs baby, our agency can access a network of adoptive parents who are ready to adopt children who need medical care.
You can request the degree of openness you would like to have in the adoption. For example, you can choose the adoptive parents you want to raise your child and get to know them, or you can remain anonymous. You can even tell us to select the adoptive parents. Pictures and progress updates about the child’s development are available to all birth parents for a minimum of the first three years. Many families continue updates beyond that initial agreement.
With Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana, you do not have to experience an unplanned pregnancy by yourself. We are here to help you throughout the adoption process to do what you think is best for you and your child.
At Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana, we believe that every child is a gift and every adoption is a miracle. Adoption is a choice that should be made after careful thought. For anyone considering adoption, we encourage you to look realistically at your current circumstances and weigh pros and cons of available options. For birth parents who choose adoption, the advantages can include:
- No cost for services that the agency provides.
- A choice of adoptive parents.
- Knowledge that their child is well-cared for.
- Opportunities for a better life, happy future, and success for their child.
- Pictures and progress reports of the child.
- Options for contact with the adoptive parents.
- Giving an adoptive family a chance to experience parenthood.
- The opportunity to achieve personal goals regarding education and career.
- Relief from responsibility for a child for whom they are not prepared to parent.
- Making a decision that is in the child’s best interests.
Adoption provides advantages for children as well. Adopted children often have a childhood that is filled with opportunities found in a loving home with parents who can ensure that their children reach developmental milestones, play, attend good schools, obtain quality medical care, develop their personal interests, travel, and enjoy extended family and friends. Adopted children grow up with parents who are eager to devote time, energy and love to raising a happy, healthy child.