Hello, my name is Amy. Thank you for choosing to hear my story and learn more about me as a prospective parent. I have wanted to have children since I can remember; pushing baby dolls in a stroller at a very young age. I dreamed of getting married and having children. Unfortunately, I have not met the person I want to spend the rest of my life with yet, but I still have a great desire to make a loving and nurturing home for a child. I am taking this journey as a single woman with lots of love and support from family and friends. I cannot wait to welcome a beautiful child into my life through adoption.
I am a hard-working, easy-going person with a close support system of family and friends. Attending church is an important part of my spiritual life. I know God is leading me on this amazing journey. Zoe, my 9-year-old Cavachon, is the joy of my life and we are both ready to welcome a baby into our family! We can’t wait to go on walks together, snuggle up on the couch, and play games in the backyard!
Expectant mothers who choose to make an adoption plan may qualify for some level of financial assistance during their pregnancy. However, each person's situation and specific needs are different. Your adoption social worker can help you determine what level of assistance you qualify for and deserve. Many expectant mothers qualify for financial assistance to cover basic pregnancy and living expenses, including but not limited to - transportation reimbursement, utility assistance for phone, water, and electricity/gas, maternity clothing and supplements, etc.
Navigating a pregnancy alone is never easy. Depending on your situation and location, you may qualify for financial assistance to help cover the cost of basic living expenses, such as food and groceries.
Receiving quality medical care during your pregnancy is vital to both your health and the health of your baby. If you choose to place your baby for adoption, all of your pregnancy-related medical expenses will be covered by the adoptive family.
Women who choose to place their baby for adoption may receive financial assistance to help cover the cost of rent and utilities. If you feel that you’ll need some help with these costs, it’s important to talk to your adoption social worker about it early in the process. Each expectant mother’s situation is different, and eligibility may vary.
In order to have a healthy pregnancy, it’s important that you have everything you need to lead a healthy lifestyle. Like food and groceries, the cost of some household items - like feminine and dental care items, along with prenatal supplements - may be covered during your pregnancy.
Placing a baby for adoption is a loving, but incredibly challenging decision to make. Many women experience an array of emotions during this time and find that counseling is very helpful in navigating those feelings. If you would like to receive counseling during or after your pregnancy, that can be arranged by your adoption social worker. The cost of counseling will be covered by the adoptive family or adoption organization.
If you need assistance with transportation, your adoption social worker can work with you to find the best solution. You may eligible for assistance with transportation costs or be connected with a transportation service to utilize during your pregnancy.
It won't cost you anything. If you choose to place your baby for adoption, all of your medical and legal fees will be covered and you may be eligible for financial assistance with other pregnancy-related expenses.
Yes. Even if you don’t know the identity of the birth father, you can still choose to make an adoption plan. However, every adoption situation is different. The adoption social worker you’re assigned to will get to know you and your story first, and then guide you through the process accordingly.
You can make an adoption plan at any point in your pregnancy, even after the baby has been born. But, it's important to start the process as early in your pregnancy as possible. Connecting with those resources will allow you to gain access to important medical services, including prenatal care, to help ensure a healthy pregnancy.
One aspect of your adoption plan is the "Hospital Plan" an outline of how you'd like your hospital stay and delivery to go. You can craft this on your own or with the help of your adoption social worker. But everything is up to you. You’ll be able to choose who comes to the hospital with you, who is in the room with you during delivery, and how much time you’d like to spend with the baby before signing the final papers.
As part of your adoption plan, you'll determine whether or not you’d like to have an open or closed adoption or something in between. Open adoptions may include phone calls, messaging (via social media, email, or text), and/or periodic visits each year. Closed adoptions may include no contact at all or annual updates provided to the birth parent(s) by the adoptive family. Each post-adoption relationship is different and can vary based on what an expectant mother chooses in her adoption plan.
I just found out today my niece (who is only 6 years younger than me) is going to have a baby in February. It would be so amazing if our children could grow up together like we did! Since we were relatively close in age my mom took care of her when her parents worked so we basically grew up together. She remembers it as a childhood of me teasing her while I remember it as her following me everywhere I went. Who knows? 😍
My favorite season is going by way too fast. I'll be back to teaching in a few weeks. I got a lot of things done around the house this summer and managed to go on some day trips. I still have tons of tomatoes in my garden. So far I've made caprese pizza, vegetable pizza, subs, salads and salsa. This week I'm going to freeze corn for the winter months!
I've been doing some day trips this summer - New York City, D.C., Alexandria, Georgetown. I finished my living room renovation and it came out better than expected! I have too many tomatoes and not enough recipes. I'm starting to give them away. I am taking a class for my teacher recertification and am enjoying learning some new strategies. I need to get back on track with my daily fitness. It's been too hot to do it outside but that will change soon. I love the summer heat!!
I am currently working on some home renovation projects. My garden is flourishing with the rain and warm weather. My goal for the next few weeks is to get my piano tuned and start playing it again. I've been using electronic keyboards and miss the sound of the piano. My dog and I have been walking every day when it's not too hot. I'm also getting a chance to try some new recipes.
I just finished my first year of teaching reading intervention. I always thought of myself more as a math minded person but I loved teaching reading this year. Now that school is over for a few months I will have some time to catch up on things around the house. My garden needs some weeding, trees need trimming and painting needs to be done. I try to do one major project each summer. I plan to spend some time relaxing, reading, walking my dog, watching the Nationals, catching up on my piano practicing and visiting some places I haven't been to before. My goal is to visit small towns on the East coast this summer.
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