If You Are Pregnant, You Should Know
That Alpha’s role is to help you make the best possible decision for you and your baby. Our services are free and, once you call us, an Alpha counselor will be with you every step of the way. There is absolutely no pressure to choose adoption.Placing a child for adoption is a very loving and unselfish act. However, that does not make it an emotionally easy decision. You want to be sure you not only select the right adoptive parents, but the right adoption professional to assist you as well. For your and your child’s protection, you want a skilled, ethical professional who knows how to complete the adoption properly and smoothly.
There are many questions you may have. We hope the following question and answer session will assist you. You have the power to create a family and make someone’s greatest dream come true. Do not deny yourself the pride in yourself and your decision which you deserve.
Exploring Your Options
Alpha Adoption Centers, a not-for-profit agency, believes that every woman has the right to make her own reproductive health decisions. In order to make the best choice, it’s important to know all of your options. Your Alpha counselor, will provide you with complete, unbiased information to help you decide what is right for you and your baby.
Our Waiting Families
Our waiting families come from all walks of life, and look to adopt for many different reasons. What they have in common is a deep desire to share their love with a child.
What do adoptive parents have to do before they adopt?
A home study is a common part of adoption. Some states require a home study both before and after the child is placed in the adoptive parents’ home, while other states only require a post-placement homestudy. The theory of only requiring a post-placement home study is that the birth mother is using her own judgment to personally select adoptive parents based upon criteria important to her (their religion, age, existing number of children, education, hobbies and interests, etc.). Then after the placement, a further evaluation is done to confirm the birth mother used appropriate judgment in selecting the adoptive parents.
Most home studies include home visits by a social worker, letters of reference from friends/neighbors, confirmed marriage, employment, financial status, good health, and a fingerprint clearance from criminal and child abuse registries. Because adoptive parents working with an adoption agency know in advance of the homestudy, it is very rare for someone to start the process knowing a negative fact would be discovered in the home study process.