In the United States, specifically Idaho and Utah, unplanned pregnancies are most common among young women between the ages of 18-24 years old. With the woman’s decision in mind, 60% of unintended pregnancies result in childbirth, 40% in pregnancy termination, and less than 2% in adoption. Norms and stigmas surround all pregnancy decisions, including adoption, pregnancy termination, and parenting. These social norms and stigmas regarding
When going through the adoption process, there are so many decisions that you, as a birth
mother, must make. Trying to create an adoption plan can be overwhelming. One of the first
decisions that may be weighing you down is whether you want an open adoption or a closed
adoption. This is a big decision that we at Forever Bound Adoption want to make a little easier
When it comes to local adoption agencies, many people are probably unaware of the process regarding the surrendering of birth parents’ rights. In many states, it is required for both birth mother and birth father to be part of the process and give their consent of termination. However, within the two states associated with Forever Bound Adoption; Idaho and Utah, this is not the case.
As a birth mother with an unplanned pregnancy, there are many things to consider when deciding to place your child for adoption. This includes birth mother responsibilities and rights, as well as what an attorney can help with.
Your responsibilities as a birth mother, planning to give your child up for adoption, include things such as the following:
Providing medical information as well as all known
Placing a child for adoption is extremely courageous and difficult. We recognize that, and
work to find ways to assist birth mothers. Forever Bound Adoption is closely affiliated with
United for Adoption and the Fred M. Riley Foundation to give back to birth mothers in any way
that we can. One way we do this is through providing scholarships for schooling and grants for
For the counseling grant, the
If a couple is unwed at the time of pregnancy, birth fathers do have certain rights that need to be taken into consideration. Before a father can be legally considered a ‘father’ to a child, he must establish his paternity. This is necessary even if there is no question to the father’s paternity. In the state of Utah, for unmarried couples, mothers have a natural
Placing your child for adoption is not an easy feat. It’s important that you come to the
decision of adoption yourself. If pressured or guilted into the decision, the guilt and
consequences later on can manifest very strongly. It’s vital for you, as a birth mother, to know
and feel that you are in control of your choices.
Saying goodbye to your child can happen in many different ways,
As a birth parent, there may be many seemingly overwhelming obstacles that lie ahead of you. When considering an adoption plan for your child, one of the most important things to remember is this; you are not ‘giving up’, you are ‘giving more’. By placing your child for adoption, you are choosing to give your child more than you feel capable of giving at this
My adoption journey began long before we ever adopted, before I even knew I would adopt, before I knew we were infertile. I was a young woman in my mid-twenties finishing up my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I just happened to take a religion class for fun and as a rest from the craziness of the workload of the last year of school. In
As a birth mother, you will be faced with many important decisions. One of the very most important things you will decide is the family who will adopt your baby. Your adoption agency can help you through this difficult and emotional process. You will generally have the opportunity to choose from many different adoptive couples to find the family who will be the best fit