1. How do I chose adoption for my baby?
Adoption is a loving choice for you and your baby. It is also filled
with much emotion. The Keane Center staff 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.
2. What do I have to do?
The agency asks the birth mother and the birth father to supply
social and medical background information. You do this by completing
an intake form.
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
3. How are my expenses handled?
It is possible under Michigan law
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 unpaid
by insurance. Living expenses may include rent, maternity clothes,
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 go forward.
4. How involved does the birth father have to be in the adoption?
The adoption is best for you and the adopting parents if the birth
father signed a waiver and provides social and medical information.
An adoption is possible with out his participation, however, he
must know of your choice. We assist in notifying him of your decision
and informing him of his options. Each case has different issues
and we can answer specific questions about the birth father on
5. How is my baby placed with the adopting parents?
are choosing and getting to know the adopting parents before the
birth. At the hospital after the birth, an agency person 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 of the baby. This is never
6. 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.
For more information and
to discuss your adoption with Ms. Brail, call her at 1-800-905-6789
in Michigan or 1-313-277-4664.