Your Rights as a Birth Mother

When considering an adoption plan for your child, parents have many rights that should always be fully communicated and respected at all times throughout the adoption consideration and placement process. 

As birth parents considering adoption you have the right to:

  • Be fully informed, make an independent decision and freely explore your options
  • Professional counseling
  • A safe, ethical and legal adoption process
  • Your preferred level of continued communication if an adoption plan is made
  • Involvement in choosing your baby’s adoptive parents
  • You have the right to have medical bills paid during your pregnancy and delivery, and if you are pregnant and uninsured you are likely covered by Medicaid