Heart to Heart Adoptions is a program that provides adoption services for birth mothers and prospective parents, too. The program works hard to make sure the adoption process is smooth for you. There is a general guideline that you will follow as a birth mother, which insures there are no bumps along the way.
Get in touch / Apply
To begin a relationship with Heart to Heart Adoptions, you need to first get in touch with them and send in an application. Heart to Heart Adoptions offers a great interactive website to get to know the program better, or you can give them a call and talk to somebody. Once you decide that adoption is right for you, send in an application and start thinking about where you’ll want to live during this time.
Heart to Heart Adoptions, Utah offers two great housing programs. You can move to Utah for the duration of your pregnancy, and live in a furnished apartment provided to you by the program. During this time, you’ll have meetings with your case manager, counseling, and prenatal care. Your case manager will visit and help you get acquainted with the area, as well as bring you food shopping to make sure you get all you need to get yourself settled. The program also provides transportation to Utah in case you cannot provide your own.
You also have the option to stay in your home state and receive the services and support Heart to Heart Adoptions offers through an out of state coordinator. Your coordinator works in the same way your case manager would in Utah. They will call you to discuss your adoption plans and your needs throughout your pregnancy.
Heart to Heart Adoptions offers various forms of counseling, welcomes you to meet other members of their community for support, and provides prenatal care for you.
Choose a family
Heart to Heart Adoptions offers different kinds of adoption programs in hopes of suiting every person’s needs. The available options are open adoption, closed adoption, and a semi-open adoption. Though you do not need to be a part of choosing a family for your baby, should you decide to, you’ll be provided with family profiles to choose from. You can select and meet a family that meets your standards.
Prepare and deliver
Throughout the course of your pregnancy, you will be visiting your doctor often. The day of delivery, a member of Heart to Heart Adoptions will assist you in getting to the hospital and stick by your side the whole time. According to Utah law, there must be a 24 hour waiting period after the baby is born before any documents are signed confirming an adoption. This law varies by state, though, so depending on where you deliver you may have a different waiting period.
This waiting period gives you as the birth mother time to make sure adoption is the right decision for you. You can take longer if needed, and if you have any doubts, make your case manager aware. At this point it isn’t too late to change your mind. Once the papers are signed, though, the decision is permanent and you cannot turn back.
After delivery, you will return home and continue your life as normal. Heart to Heart’s post placement department will help you during this time as well to make sure you get home safe and get settled.
As a birth mother choosing adoption, pregnancy can be a trying time and it is important to receive the proper care and support. Heart to Heart Adoptions makes sure to provide you with both those things, and much more.