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Adoption today is very different than it was when you were growing up. Today when a woman decides to place her child for adoption she gets to be in charge of the process.  If you decide to work with an adoption agency, the agency will help you understand your options and help you to make a plan. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about adoption.

FAQs 

 

Will The Agency Continue To Give Me Support?

Sunrise provides post placement counselling...

Please watch our video for a full answer.

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Who Will Choose The Baby's Name?

The name given to the bay can be chosen by you...

Please watch our video for a full answer.

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What Will The Adoptive Family Learn About Me?

You will complete a social and medical history which will we be sharing with the adoptive family. However, we will not release any personal information such as a name or contact information.

Please watch our video for a full answer.

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What If You Already Know A Family Who Would Like To Adopt Your Baby?

We can help you place your baby with the family that you choose. We will help you to make sure that the family is the right family for your baby.

Please watch our video for a full answer.

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What If I Already Know Someone Who Would Like To Adopt My Baby?

We will work with you and the family to support you.

Please watch the video for a full answer.

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What Happens When The Baby Is Born?

Usually a hospital stay or a birth plan is in place. However,  your wishes may change when the time arrives...

Please watch our video for a full answer.

https://youtu.be/DuS5pMZYfEQ

What About The Birth Father?

Some birth fathers are involved, some are not involved...

Please watch our video for a full answer.

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What About Ongoing Openness?

You an the adoptive family will have a discussion about ongoing openness. 

Please watch our video for a full answer.

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Is Open Adoption Good For My Baby?

Is Open Adoption Good For My Baby? - We're pleased to present one of the latest popular questions (and answer) we often receive at Sunrise from clients - Sunrise is an adoption agency in North Vancouver, British Columbia. We facilitate domestic and international adoption for residents of BC and offer pregnancy and adoption counselling to women across Canada who are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. 

Please watch our video for a full answer.

https://youtu.be/HG1sJvvji2U

How Much Will I Know About The Adoptive Family?

You will get to read the adoptive families home study.

Please watch our video for a full answer.

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How Do I Choose An Adoptive Family?

Children in many countries throughout the world need homes and love. We are passionate about finding safe and loving homes for those children who would otherwise not have a family, and passionate about helping families realize their dreams of parenting. Our counsellors will help you to choose an adoptive family.

 

Please watch the video for a full answer.

https://youtu.be/vthx0ymnY6w

Are Parents - Friends - Birth Father Allowed To See The Baby?

We're pleased to present one of the latest popular questions (and answer) we often receive at Sunrise from clients - Sunrise is an adoption agency in North Vancouver, British Columbia. We facilitate domestic and international adoption for residents of BC and offer pregnancy and adoption counselling to women across Canada who are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. 


Please watch the video for the full answer.

https://youtu.be/YGveD5ZSFXo

How Can Sunrise Help Me?

You may be wondering how can an adoption agency help me?  We have been helping moms for more than 20 years.  Our counsellor is someone safe you can talk to about your options.  The process is completely confidential.  If you decide to go ahead with an adoption plan, we will help you to choose a family that meets your wish list.  All of the families that you will choose from are screened and approved to adopt.  They have gone through a long process to make sure they will be a safe home for your baby.  You will get to have lots of information about the family that will adopt your baby, like what they like to do, how long they have been together, what their childhood was like, what their hopes and dreams are when they become parents…

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Are There Fees For Your Services?

The answer is NO. No fees at all for any of our services to you whether you decide to place your baby for adoption or as a birth parent, there will be no fees at any point. Additionally, if you go on counselling with us there are no charges for those services either. Please watch the video for the full answer.

https://youtu.be/9BH9j9E-nLk

Can I See My Child As They Grow Up?

The answer is yes. As the birth parent making an adoption plan, you can determine what your level of openness and contact will look like and a conversation that you can have with the family that you choose to place your child with, and we as the agency are here to help you with those conversations. Openness can be anything from exchange of pictures and letters all the way up to regular visits throughout the year watching the child grow up. You can determine what your comfort level is and talk to the family about your wishes.

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I Don't Live In The Lower Mainland - Can You Still Help With Adoption?

The answer is absolutely Yes. Our office is located in North Vancouver and you are welcome to come in and have a meeting in our office anytime. We also have the availability to come to you so one of our counsellors can meet with you in your area in your community in any location that you are comfortable with. Whether that's at your home at a coffee shop or a community center. We also have counsellors across BC so if you live outside the lower mainland we can arrange a meeting for you with the counsellor in your area . We've worked with women across Canada in provinces such as Alberta, Manitoba, And territories such as the Yukon.

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When Should I Contact The Adoption Agency?

The answer is any time, really. We work with women at all different stages of their pregnancy as early as confirmation of the pregnancy all the way up to being called after the child been born. We will work with you at any stage of your decision making process to help you look at your options and make the best plan for you and your baby. If you decide that adoption is not right for you we can refer you to other supports and resources in the community that can assist you. We often get called by hospitals last minute so if you are looking at making that plan at the last stage of your pregnancy it's not a problem - we can meet you wherever you're at and help you then.

https://youtu.be/S1gvg-06BxM

When Can I Sign The Adoption Papers?

At Sunrise Family Services Society, our counselors often receive emails or phone calls with adoption related questions. One of the questions that we simply hear all the time is “When can I sign the adoption papers?" Please watch the video for the full answer.

https://youtu.be/FwCjPCt5iZE

Can I Pick The Family For My Child?

At Sunrise Family Services Society, our counsellors often receive emails or phone calls with adoption related questions. One of the questions that we simply hear all the time is “Can I Pick The Family For My Child?” The answer is YES.  Please watch the video for the full answer.

https://youtu.be/DpVcQVc4R8A

How Do I Chose An Adoptive Family?

The counsellors at Sunrise will provide you with the profiles of prospective adoptive families, for your review.  In many cases, birth parents will select a few families that they are drawn to; Sunrise will then give you the homestudy packages of the families you are interested in knowing more about. After you have reviewed the homestudies and profile information, and have selected a family who is the right match for you, your counsellor will contact the family to discuss the potential for placement. You will likely meet the family you choose before the baby is born, at a meeting arranged by your counsellor. It is only after this meeting that you confirm that this is the right family for you.

https://youtu.be/UZkIz8hCSio

What Happens After I Choose A Family And We Meet?

After the initial meeting with the family, you can discuss how much contact you would like before the baby is born.  Where you meet and the amount of contact you have with the adopting family is up to you. You can also discuss the kind of openness you will have after the adoption.

 

You will work with your counsellor to develop a birth plan, including: whether or not the adoptive family will be with you during the birth, who will care for baby in hospital, how long you would like to spend with the baby before you sign the consents to adoption, when the baby will go home with the adopting parents, how the placement of the baby with the adopting parents will occur, and any plans that are important to you.

https://youtu.be/4mV_EeEDaAs

What Will I Know About The Adoptive Family?

Once you begin working with us you will get to read a homestudy report on as many different families as you would like. That report is actually an assessment completed by a social worker that includes several background checks as well as a full education program that they complete with the agency. Our goal is for you to find the family that best matches with what you're looking for and a perfect situation for your baby. You can review the profiles and if you like you could also meet the family that you're also hoping to make an adoption bond with.

https://youtu.be/XfyYbCnW3JY

How Will I Feel After The Hospital?

You may wonder, how will I feel after I leave the hospital?  How will I feel on my child’s first birthday?  How will I feel when I see my child again for the first time?  These are all questions you can talk about with a counsellor at our adoption agency.  We can discuss your fears about the future.

https://youtu.be/MhcGo6PgvSA

What About Social Pressure?

Some moms tell us that they are worried that if they make an adoption plan, their friends will think they are being a bad mom.  What is the right decision for one person, is not the right choice for another.  Only you can make the right choice for you and your baby. You are not a bad mom if you choose to place your baby for adoption.  Making an adoption plan is a very selfless choice.  You may be making this choice because you feel that you are unable to parent at this time in your life.  That means you are putting your baby’s needs first.

If you decide to place your child for adoption, you will be making a very hard choice for you.  You will also be giving a couple the opportunity to become a family.  There are many couples who are not able to have children and really want to have the chance to be parents.

https://youtu.be/8OuPPCOc19U

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What if you already know a family that would like to adopt your baby...

You may know someone who would like to adopt your baby.  If you have a family friend or have met someone online, we can help you to place your child with the family that you know.  We will help you understand what your rights are and help to ensure that your rights are protected in the adoption process.   We will help you to be sure that the family you have chosen is a safe place for your baby to be raised.  So that you can move forward with confidence in the decision that you have made. 

Who will choose the baby’s name?

The name given to the baby at birth can be chosen by you, the adoptive parents, or you can give the baby a name together; it is really up to you to decide what feels right. Some birth parents find that giving the baby a name which is significant to them is an important part of the adoption process.

What will the adoptive family learn about me?

You will complete a social and medical history which we will share with the adoptive family. Sunrise will not release any identifying information you have provided to us, such as a last name or contact information.  However, once you meet the family, you can share as much information as you feel appropriate.  

How much will I know about the adoptive family?

You will read their homestudy, the content of which includes: a description of the prospective adoptive parents, and information about their home environment, relationships, education/work experience, interests, parenting philosophies and attitudes about adoption. The homestudy is usually accompanied by photos and personal touches from each family. When you meet the family, you will learn more about each other, and ask any additional questions you may have. 

How do I choose an adoptive family?

The counsellors at Sunrise will provide you with the profiles of prospective adoptive families, for your review.  In many cases, birth parents will select a few families that they are drawn to; Sunrise will then give you the homestudy packages of the families you are interested in knowing more about. After you have reviewed the homestudies and profile information, and have selected a family who is the right match for you, your counsellor will contact the family to discuss the potential for placement. You will likely meet the family you choose before the baby is born, at a meeting arranged by your counsellor. It is only after this meeting that you confirm that this is the right family for you.

 

What about the birth father?

Some birth fathers are involved in the adoption planning, some are not, and some in fact wish to parent. Whatever the situation, we can help. While it is ideal if the birth father is involved and supporting you in your adoption plan, that is not always the case.  However, if he is involved, we can offer counselling support, and provide information regarding a birth father's legal rights.

 

If the birth father is not supportive of an adoption plan, you can talk to your counsellor about the implications, options and decision-making for the best possible outcome for the baby.  Even when the birth father is not involved you can provide any known medical and social information, to preserve for the child.

Is open adoption good for my baby?

The literature about open adoption is overwhelmingly positive about the benefits of openness, not only for the child, but the birth parents and adopting family. Openness takes a commitment to relationship building, by the birth-parents and adopting parents, but the outcome is incredibly positive for the child, who will benefit from loving relationships with many people. 

What about ongoing openness?

 You and the adoptive family will decide what kind of relationship and contact you might have.  Having a discussion about openness before the baby is born can help to clarify what you are looking for in terms of openness and contact, and ensure that the adopting family is a suitable match.

What happens when the baby is born?

Usually a hospital-stay or birth plan is in place before you deliver. However, your wishes may change when the time arrives. This is often a very emotional time and you may need more time and support than you initially anticipated. Your counsellor will be on hand to ensure your experience is what you want. 

Are my parents, friends and birth father allowed to see the baby?

Yes - you can invite whomever you wish to visit you while you are in the hospital. 

Will the agency continue to give me support? What support does the agency offer post-adoption placement?

Sunrise offers post-placement counselling and facilitates a support group in Vancouver that is available once a month. Our counsellors can provide you with one on one counselling in person, or over the telephone. You are invited to participate in or attend any agency events, such as our birth-parent information panels which occur three times a year.

What if I already know someone who would like to adopt my baby?

This is called a direct placement. If you have someone in mind who you would like to place your baby with, we will work with you and the family to facilitate this process, and provide you with whatever support you need.

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