Step 1Contact Us
Whether you are ready to place your baby for adoption or just want more information, the first step is to contact us. It doesn’t matter what month of your pregnancy you are in. Everlasting Adoptions is here for you, and we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help guide you. You can text or call us toll-free 1-630-364-8361, anytime, or request an information packet below.
Step 2Create Your Adoption Plan
We will work with you to create an adoption plan that reflects your wants and needs. We can help you get prenatal care if you are not already, and we can help you apply for state aid, medicaid or public aid. You decide how much, if any, contact you want with the adoptive parents during your pregnancy, at the time of birth and after the birth. This can include texting, emailing, phone calls, visits, pictures, letter updates, facetime/videos or no contact at all. You and the adoptive parents will come to an agreement.
Step 3Select Adoptive Parents
You can select a family from our group of waiting family profiles, or we can help you find a family whose desires are in line with your adoption plan. If you choose to communicate with the adoptive family, we will tell them all about you. If you both are in agreement to start learning about each other, we will put you in contact with one another.
Step 4Meeting Other Professionals to Help
If you desire, we will set you up with a local social worker and attorney at no cost to you. This meeting is an opportunity for you to tell them how you want your adoption to go, and also for them to explain to you how the process will work. All of us will be sure your questions are answered and that you are still feeling comfortable with your plan.
Step 5Decide Ahead – For Events at Birth
We offer as much support as possible before and after the delivery of the baby. Usually, the baby will go directly home from the hospital with the adoptive family, but you can decide if you will want to see the baby, hold the baby, or even spend a little time with the baby before your discharge from the hospital. Shortly after the baby is placed with the adoptive family, you will sign legal documents consenting to the adoption.
Step 6Support After Adoption
Every expectant mother’s post-placement situation is unique. The level of contact you’ll have with the adoptive family and the baby depend on your adoption plan and wishes of the adoptive family. If you are interested, we will give you the resources to find support going forward. We will always be here, as well, to help and guide you through all of the different emotions you may be experiencing. We are only a text or phone call away.