We’re so sorry that you are faced with such a difficult decision. We are not here to judge. Instead, we work tirelessly to make sure that all of your questions and concerns are addressed. We will do everything in our power to help you through this difficult time and to make sure that you never feel alone.
We truly care that you and your baby are doing well, so we have made all of our services FREE to expecting mothers.
If you feel that adoption may be the best option for you and your baby, we can provide financial aid for essential costs such as rent, utilities, clothing, phone bills, etc.
All support given is done so in accordance with Indiana state laws.
We will provide help setting up appointments with a doctor of your choice. We will also help you enroll in a Medicaid program (if you qualify), and get you support for your medical expenses.
We can provide help with your transportation needs for essential things like grocery shopping, medical appointments, meetings, etc. We can also help connect you with appropriate community resources to help you throughout the process.
WHAT TO KNOW
Our Services are free
We care about the well-being of our expecting mothers. We help mothers find loving families for their children, and we provide support throughout their pregnancies. We will answer all your questions about the adoption process, any time of day, and listen attentively to your preferences with how you would like to proceed.
As the birthmother, you are entitled to financial aid if you are setting up an adoption plan. Indiana law allows financial help from the 2nd trimester, up to 6 weeks after delivery.
Choose the Adoptive Family
The birthmother gets to decide the adoptive family best for the child(ren). We provide birthmothers with family profiles full of compassionate, qualified, and approved families, ready to adopt.
Understanding Your Needs
Ensuring the safety and well-being of you and your baby is our priority. We are happy to schedule a meeting to answer all of your questions and further understand your needs.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I am ready to make an adoption plan for my child. What do I do next?
We will do everything we can to be a support for you. You can text or call us anytime at (317) 518-3032 to schedule a time to meat. We are ready to listen and understand what your hopes are for your child. You can bring a family or friend with you to our meeting to make you feel comfortable if you would like.
I am worried I can’t parent my child and he/she/they may end up in foster care. What are my options?
Even when you are in the hardest situation possible, you do have a say and options of providing a life of stability for your child. You have the ability to look through profiles of fully approved adoptive families. We are always so intentional with the adoption process. We want to understand what your hopes are for your child. You can ask us questions in whatever way is easiest for you- texting, call, or in-person meeting. We understand it is a very difficult situation and we want to be a support.
What is the adoption process step-by-step?
First, click HERE to schedule a call with us or request more information. We will answer your questions and arrange a confidential meeting. You will then choose your best parenting match from the profiles of pre-approved families. You may meet with the families if you wish. You will be provided with emotional and financial support throughout the rest of your pregnancy. When we meet, ongoing contact and the frequency of the updates after birth will be discussed. We’re always there to help you out. At the hospital, you decide the details of your delivery and hospital stay. Official paperwork isn’t signed until at least 24-48 hours after delivery.
How do I know that the adoptive family I select will be good for my child?
Adoptive families, who we approve to adopt, are checked very thoroughly and they wait years to be able to adopt. We spend hours checking through background checks, FBI records, their medical records, employment, finances, life insurance, and medical insurance. Our adoptive families are dreaming of becoming parents and will give your child all their heart, a stable and loving home, and the best educational opportunities. They will raise them as good, honest, and independent adults who will know what an incredible sacrifice you made to give them the life you want them to have and the life they deserve.
What help can be provided if I don't have a safe place to stay?
We reach out to community resources to see what options are available for you. We first try and understand what your needs and preferences are so we can assist you in the greatest capacity possible to make sure that you are safe and well taken care of.
What financial support is available throughout the adoption process if I am placing my child?
Indiana law allows up to $4000 support money up to 6 weeks after delivery. If you believe adoption is the best option for your baby and you, we can provide help with rent, utilities, phone bill, etc according to what is allowed by Indiana Law.
Do I have to identify the biological father?
When we first meet with you, we will have you complete a form that allows for a few options. You can choose to identify the father, not identify the father, or state that you do not know who the birth father is. If you do identify him, we are obligated to reach out to him and request his consent for the adoption. If the father is not identified, the burden is solely on him to take action to assert his rights as the possible father of the child. If he doesn’t assert his rights, his consent is no longer required.
Can I receive updates about my child after placement?
Biological families have different options and preferences when it comes to making a decision about the type of adoption they are comfortable with. Some families prefer to have updates about their child after placement. We will help you work with adoptive parents to develop a schedule of updates on how the child is doing throughout the child’s life.
Can I have a visitation schedule after placement?
Biological families have different options and preferences when it comes to making a decision about the type of adoption they are comfortable with. Some families prefer to have visitation scheduled after placement. We will help you work with the adoptive parents to develop a schedule of visitation once or twice a year.
Can I have a private adoption plan?
Biological families have different options and preferences when it comes to making a decision about the type of adoption they are comfortable with. Some families prefer their privacy and opt for a private adoption plan. Families reserve their right to contact our agency and ask for updates if they want them later.parents to develop a schedule of updates on how the child is doing throughout the child’s life.
What are some common reasons women decide to pursue an adoption plan for their children and themselves?
Women often decide to pursue adoption because they feel they are not in the position to parent currently. They want to put their child in a position to experience stability and great opportunity for the rest of their life. There are many life circumstances that cause women to decide adoption, but at KidsFirst we do not judge. We are here to listen and support the decision that is right for you.
We care and are here to help you 24/7.
Have you ever wondered if adoption might be right for you?
9135 N Meridian St. - Suite B4
Indianapolis, IN 46260