Services for Birth Mothers
Sometimes knowing where to begin can be difficult. Many birth parents start by just calling and talking to one of our counselors. The call is free. When you call, a counselor will answer all of your questions truthfully and candidly. She will help you explore all your options.
Planning For Adoption
Each adoption plan is unique. Our goal is to help you make a plan that’s best for you and your baby. Adoption planning does not obligate you to place your child for adoption.
Are You Pregnant and Considering Adoption?
During the next few weeks or months, you will have many decisions to make. We understand what you are going through. Our staff includes those with personal adoption experience. We support your choices. We want you to make a plan that is right for you.
We hope you will let the staff at Adoption Resources help you.
step by step
I could have never have made it through this adoption process without you. I have met a lot of social workers in my life but never felt as comfortable as I did with you. You gave me so much confidence and supported me and made me feel like I was going to have your blessing however I chose. My daughter is happy and loved and safe and I couldn’t dream of this adoption going any smoother.
– BIRTH MOTHER
Services for Adoptive Parents
PROGRAMS TO ASSIST INDIVIDUALS AND COUPLES PURSUING ADOPTION
In Massachusetts anyone hoping to adopt must have their home study completed by a social worker at a licensed nonprofit adoption agency.
We network in Massachusetts to provide counseling and placement services to pregnant women and match them with waiting adoptive families.
New To Adoption?
Just as you will tell us about the child you wish to adopt, birth parents tell us what qualities they want in a family for their child. She is then presented with profile books and letters from several families that meet her requests and who would like to be matched with her. She then selects from those families. Occasionally, birth mothers ask us to select the adoptive family, and this is done in chronological order and based on social/medical situations.
Pursuant to Massachusetts law, a birth parent may sign an irrevocable surrender of their parental rights no sooner than 4 days after the child’s birth. The consent for adoption is permanent and irrevocable upon signing and only can be overturned based on fraud or duress.
The costs of adoption are wide-ranging. Nationwide, the costs range from $30,000 to as high as $50,000 or more even. Most agencies charge fees as you move through the process. These fees are often at risk, in the event a birth mother does not place her child. Adoption Resources has a flat fee that isn’t paid until you bring your child home. We assume the financial risk for work done with all birth parents regardless of their final decision regarding adoption.
Adoption Resources Orientation
An informational seminar and overview of our programs, costs, and options for those interested in learning more about Adoption Resources. Typically offered the first Tuesday of the month. Private informational meetings are also available.
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: 1430 Main Street, Waltham
More Info: send us a message or call 800-533-4346.
We are pleased to share that JF&CS Adoption Resources was granted funding by the Krupp Family Foundation to deliver targeted support to LGBTQ families who pursue adoption as a means of creating and expanding their families. Adoption Resources plans to mitigate the financial burden and the financial risk of adoption for LGBTQ families, boost the program’s capacity to provide LGBTQ-inclusive services, and provide support specifically to LGBTQ adoptive families through community outreach and education programming.