First, please know that you are strong, selfless and loving for considering building an adoption plan for your baby. Next, please call us at 225.214.8048 or text us at 225.449.5000! Jess, our Adoption Assistant and Birth Mom Advocate, is here to talk to you about all of your options. Together we can figure out if adoption is the best decision for your family or get you the support you need to be able to parent!
Yes!!! We have a waiting list of beautiful families that would love to meet you, or if you already have a family in mind we can work with them also!
Absolutely - Financial help is allowed under Louisiana law; it is, however, regulated. The law allows for assistance to pay for things like pregnancy related expenses, living expenses while you’re pregnant, medical needs and counseling. The amount and which expenses will vary from one situation to another. We will work with you to create a budget that meets your needs and satisfies any legal requirements.
Yes!! You can absolutely choose your baby’s name, and we encourage you to do so, that way you will always have a special way to cherish your child! We will also make sure you are given a copy of your child’s initial birth certificate with both of your names on it!
As much as you want to and are comfortable with! It is up to you to decide who you want in the room with you during delivery and during your hospital stay. You can decide if the adoptive parents you have chosen can be at the hospital, or if you would prefer that time for yourself. Our Adoption Assistant, Jess will work with you to create a hospital plan you are comfortable with!
The team at On Point Legal encourages open adoption relationships and believes that they truly are the best for all members of the triad! Our team will work with everyone to help outline and determine what that relationship will look like.
Great question. An important one! First, we will put the terms of future contact in writing and ask everyone to sign an agreement called a Continuing Contact Agreement. Everyone will receive a copy and we will remind the adoptive parents about the terms of the agreement and their obligations. We will help organize those details and set up lines of communication that work best for everyone, that are healthy and respectful to all members of the triad!
Any potential father should be informed that he may be the child’s father. Whether you are the person to tell him or not is debatable. If telling him does not create a risk of harm, then yes – we encourage you to tell him. If you are afraid, then there are other ways we can notify him and protect you at the same time.
Nothing!! All of your counseling, On Point Legal’s services, and attorney fees are provided at no cost to you!
Yes! It is a legal requirement. In every adoption, there must be at least two attorneys– at least one for the adoptive parents and one for the birth parents. Your attorney will meet with talk and meet with you before you sign any documents and if at any point during the adoption process, your own attorney will be available to you for any questions, support and guidance.