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Frequently Asked Quetions

Birth Parents:

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.

Adoptive Parents:

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.





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