How do I choose adoption for my baby?

 

Adoption is a loving choice for you and your baby. It is also filled with much emotion. The staff at Keane Center for Adoption are experienced counselors who can give you support during this time in your life. You may want to talk to us before you answer the first question.

 

What do I have to do?

 

The agency asks birth mothers and birth fathers to provide social and medical background information.

 

Once we know your preferences and choices, you can choose the adopting family by reviewing profiles of the parents approved by the agency. You can then meet the parents and get to know them before your baby is born.

 

How are my expenses handled?

 

Under Michigan law, it is possible to reimburse a birth parent for living, medical, and travel expenses. If the birth mother has medical insurance, the adoptive parents may pay any portions that are unpaid by insurance. Living expenses may include rent, maternity clothes, etc., and travel expenses may include getting to and from the doctor's office. Living expenses may be paid up to six weeks after the birth. Payment of living expenses can only begin after you select the adopting parents and they have agreed to move forward with the adoption.

 

How involved does the birth father have to be in the adoption?

 

The adoption process is best for you and the adoptive parents if the birth father signs a waiver and provides social and medical information. An adoption is possible without his participation, however, he must know of your choice. We assist in notifying him of your decision and informing him of his choices. Each case has different issues and we can answer specific questions about the birth father on an individual basis.

 

How is my baby placed with the adopting parents?

 

You are choosing and getting to know the adopting parents before the birth. At the hospital after the birth, an agency representative comes to the hospital to help you sign the direct placement documents. The baby goes home directly from the hospital with the adopting parents. We do not make a foster placement for the baby. 

 

Can I keep in touch with the adopting family?

 

Yes. This is most commonly done through exchanging letters and pictures. With each case, the frequency, type, and extent of contact is determined and agreed upon together by you and the adopting parents.

 

930 Mason St. Suite 205  |  Dearborn, Michigan 48124  |  PH: 313-277-4664  |  Toll-free in Michigan: 800-905-6789

Print Print | Sitemap
© Keane Center for Adoption