We are sorry you are faced with this difficult decision.
We are here not to judge, but to listen and answer your questions.
1. FINANCIAL HELP:
If you believe adoption is the best option for you and your baby, we can provide help with paying for rent, utilities, clothing, phone bills, etc. Our support is given in accordance with Indiana state laws.
2. MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS:
We will provide help with setting up appointments with a doctor of your choice. We will also help to enroll you in a Medicaid program (if you qualify), and get you support for your medical expenses.
3. EVERYDAY ARRANGEMENTS:
We can provide help with your transportation needs, so you can get groceries, etc. We can also help connect you with appropriate community resources to help you along throughout the process. We truly care that you and your baby are doing well, and all of our services are FREE to expecting mothers.
Here are the steps for getting started:
1. Call or text us at 317-518-3032 – 24/7 / 317-843-2300 Monday – Friday (9am to 5pm)
2. Schedule a time to meet with us, or we can drive to a location convenient for you.
3.You are welcome to bring a family member, significant other, or friend to the meeting.
THINGS TO KNOW
SERVICES ARE FREE
We care about our expectant mothers, and are glad to guide them along with finding a loving family for their child, and providing support throughout the pregnancy.
You are allowed financial help if you are setting up an adoption plan. Indiana law allows help from the 2nd trimester, up to 6 weeks after delivery.
YOU CHOOSE FAMILY
We will bring you scrapbooks of fully approved adoptive parents, who are ready to take custody of a child right away. It is up to you to choose a family who you trust to provide a good life for the child.
We will try to understand what your specific needs are, and make sure you are safe and well taken care of. We are glad to schedule meetings with potential adoptive parents so you can meet them in person and ask questions directly.
KidsFirst is run by social workers, and we ensure adoptive parents are thoroughly checked and educated, and have the emotional and financial stability to provide a loving, caring home for the child.
We will answer your questions about the adoption process any time of day, and will listen attentively to your preferences with how you would like to proceed.
STORIES OF BIRTH MOMS
“KidsFirst was the best decision I made for my daughter. Inna and Suzanne helped me throughout my whole pregnancy. They really care about birthmothers, and not just because it is their job.”
How can I trust someone to parent my child? Will they love my child, and will my child be safe in their care?
Adoptive families who we approve for adoption are checked very thoroughly, and generally wait for years to be able to adopt. We spend hours checking their background history, FBI records, medical, employment, and financial records, and their life and medical insurance.
These families have been dreaming of becoming parents, and they will give your child all of their heart in a stable and loving home environment, with the best educational opportunities possible.
They will raise the child as a good, honest, and independent adult, and will educate them on the incredible sacrifice you made to give them the life you want them to have, and the life they deserve.
Will my child dislike me later?
We have done adoption work for over 18 years, and attend many conferences to learn more about the outcomes of adoption.
The truth is that 98% of children who have a good, stable, and loving home are thankful that their biological family created that opportunity for them in life. They are thankful that you made such a selfless decision for them, and many of them want to meet their biological family when they become young adults.
Will I know how much my child is growing? Will it be possible to see them sometimes during their growth?
We will make sure that adoptive parents send us pictures and updates, which we will get to you as well, if you choose. It is very important to us that you sleep well, and have peace of mind knowing that your child is doing well.
It is up to you whether you want to have scheduled visitations, pictures and updates, or a closed adoption.
Do I have to inform the father of the child?
Adoption law in Indiana gives you this choice. If you want to create an adoption plan for your child and yourself, you are not obligated to notify the biological father.
If the father of the child insists that he wants to be a parent, as a mother, you can still make an adoption plan to secure the safety and stability of your child. If you have more detailed questions about the rights of the father, please call us and we will provide this information to you.
What will my family and friends think about me if I place my child for adoption?
When a woman becomes pregnant, her main responsibility regarding her child is on her own shoulders. Everybody has their own dilemmas and challenges. You do not have to involve others into your decision making process, because creating an adoption plan is totally up to you.
People may advise and then go on with their life, but they will always have their own view of the situation. Your responsibility is to do what is in the best interest of you and your child.
What is the difference between open, semi-open and closed adoptions?
Women should consider their preferences in dealing with an open, semi-open, or closed adoption.
Open: In an open adoption, identifying information is fully disclosed, and contact between the expectant family and adoptive family is frequent and continuous, depending upon the agreement made between families.
Closed: In a closed adoption, all identifying information is confidential, and there is no contact between the expectant family and adoptive family.
Semi-open: A semi-open adoption falls somewhere along this continuum, often allowing for an initial meeting between expectant and adoptive families.
With any type of adoption it is incredibly important to us that the biological mother can move on with her life:
- By getting a proper job or education.
- By becoming independent.
- By sleeping well knowing her child is well-cared for.
FACING AN UNPLANNED PREGNANCY?
THINKING ABOUT ADOPTION?
317-518-3032 – 24/7 – Text or Call
317-843-2300 – Office Monday – Friday (9am to 5pm)