What will the hospital time look like when making an adoption plan?

Control Your Birth and Hospital Plan

If you have decided to place your baby for adoption, you may be thinking about your hospital experience. Lifeline’s local pregnancy counselors ensure you have control over what happens. You can create a detailed “birth plan” and a “hospital plan” for how you want the entire experience to go. You can have a support person with you, and your pregnancy counselor can be as involved as you wish.

Options for Baby Care in Hospital Plan

  • Feeding and Holding: You can choose to feed and hold the baby before discharge.
  • Adoptive Parents Meeting: Be a part of the adoptive parents meeting the baby or request they not be present at the hospital.
  • Baby’s Stay: Decide if the baby stays with the adoptive couple or in your room.

Your Emotional Well-being During Your Hospital Time

Many women worry about getting too close to the baby due to emotional pain. You have the right to limit contact or change your mind about contact after delivery. Your pregnancy counselor will support your decisions.

Flexibility in Decision-Making For Your Hospital Plan

Whether you plan your decisions early or need a last-minute adoption plan, you can still decide what you want for your hospital time. Lifeline’s pregnancy counselors are here to support and advocate for you.

Get Support And Create a Helpful Hospital Plan for Adoption

Talk with a counselor about making a hospital plan for your adoption. We are available 24/7 by live chat, text, or phone at 1-800-875-5595. You can also submit a request for a counselor to reach out to you.

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