1. “I am a birth mother and I really need some counseling.
What does it cost?
The staff of the Keane Center for Adoption are available to provide
counseling and if you live too far away from our office, we help
to find a counselor closer to you. The fee for the counseling is
covered for you and it can extend to six weeks after the birth.
2. “What do I learn about the prospective adoptive parents
of my baby?”
The most important time for you is choosing and getting to know
the adoptive parents. You first read about their lives in the profile
they prepared. You are also able to personally meet them and get
to know them before the birth. Many people exchange emails, phone
numbers and visit regularly.
1. “Why should I choose the Keane Center for Adoption?”
The Keane Center for Adoption is a small agency that provides very
personal service. We answer the phone when you call and we respond
to all emails. Our staff has extensive experience in adoption and
we put our knowledge to work for you.
Our greatest assets include over twenty years of
extensive experience in adoption and the professionalism of our staff.
2. “How long is the wait for a placement?”
There are many unpredictable factors in determining how long prospective
adoptive parents will wait before a placement. However, clients typically
wait 18 to 24 months.
The adoptive parent’s profile is a key element in when you
are chosen and our staff help you to prepare an attractive and effective
profile for birthmothers to review.
3. “Why do birth parents choose adoption?”
There are many factors a woman considers when choosing adoption.
She must consider her financial and emotional situation at the time
of her pregnancy and then weigh the decision of parenting her baby
with the decision of placing the baby for adoption. It is a difficult
decision to place a baby for adoption and the more time she takes
to choose a family and get to know them, the more balanced her decision
is after the birth.
4. “How do I get started?”
The application for starting the adoption process is given to new
couples at a personal consultation with Christine Brail, MSW, Director,
at the agency office. This consultation also gives you an opportunity
to ask questions and fully learn about the adoption process.
5. “How can adoptive parents and birthparents keep in touch
with each other after the adoption is done?”
There are many levels of contact and we encourage people to pursue
the best mutual arrangement for all the parties involved. Most families
and birth parents agree to keep in touch with each other over the
years. This can be through letters and pictures sent through the
agency or directly to each other.