We will help you get to a better place.
We will hold your hand and walk you through step by step.
We will give you all the power to choose your adoption plan.
We will give you the support you need.
You don't have to do this alone.
- No one should tell you that this is a simple or easy decision
- Placing your baby with a family who deeply wants a child is a brave act of love and generosity
- Giving your baby opportunities is an act of selfless love
- We believe you should take great pride in your decision
- We honor you and never judge you
- Your pregnancy has the power to create great joy in this world
- We have alumni birthmothers, licensed counselors, and adoption specialist to help guide you through the process.
“A close friend from high school told me about Elisabeth and Adoptions First. She had gone through the adoption experience and said so many wonderful things, she shared her story with me and so I contacted Elisabeth. Elisabeth was so open and friendly. She made everything simple to understand and truly deeply cares. She was there for me whenever. She listened to everything. No one ever made me feel ashamed of my decision. They made me feel good about it and supported everything that I wanted through the process.”
– Birthmother, Katie
You Can Count On Us
Adoptions First will handle every detail of your adoption plan so your pregnancy and placement are as easy and comfortable as possible. We have many wonderful pre-screened families. You tell us what you need and what you are looking for in a family for your baby. We will do the rest.
We know the hardest step is the first step. If you reach out to us, we promise that things will begin to get easier. It is never too early or too late to call. We are happy to answer any questions you may have or just talk with you about your situation. Any assistance, advice or guidance we provide you as a birth mother is given freely, without any commitment from you. We guarantee your privacy and we give you all the time you need for you to understand the adoption process.
You do not have to do this alone. We are here to give you support. All you need to do is reach out to us. We are happy to talk to you any time 24/7 at 1-800-658-8284.Contact us
How Adoptions First Works:
- You can select the adoptive family for your baby based on your preferences
- You can meet the adoptive parents and establish a relationship
- You can choose a birth plan and hospital plan that is right for you
- After placement, you can continue to have direct, open communication and a genuine relationship with the adoptive family if you wish
- If you are open to counseling, we have a licensed adoption therapist to help you prepare for the adoption and work through the grief and healing process after placement.
- You may receive financial assistance for pregnancy related expenses
- We can ensure you have your own, separate legal representation at no cost to you
This is your adoption plan, so we want you to know all the choices available for you. We believe that you should be in charge of your own adoption and that you have the right to ask as many question as you want and as often as you need. We will guide you through the process. We will hold your hand. Our warm and caring staff is always available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Contact us to find out more
Open adoptions are created through a mutual selection process where you have an opportunity to choose the adoptive parents for your child. As you prepare for the birth, you and the adopting parents spend time getting to know each other and create a plan for future contact. After the placement, you have a direct relationship with the adoptive family throughout your child’s life.
Closed adoption is when you, the birthmother, choose the adopting family or ask Adoptions First to select the adopting family for your baby. You can also decide to have little or no contact with the adopting family. As open adoptions have shown to have better outcomes for children, closed adoption is now a less common practice. However, we will honor whatever plan feels right for you.
How We Can Help You
Pregnancy-related living expenses during your pregnancy and for a period after your delivery can be provided. We will assist you with medical, legal, and living expenses during and after your pregnancy.* Our goal is to make sure all pregnancy related expenses, and help getting back on your feet, are provided for you.
Pregnancy-Related Living Expenses Usually Include:
- Cell Phone
- Maternity Clothes
- Child Care For Your Other Children
*Our program provides you with financial assistance above, as your state laws permit.
Post Adoption Services:
Even after placement of your baby, we are committed to providing you with continuing services. We are happy to make referrals and recommendations and to help you get more of the services you may need. Below are some examples:
- GED Assistance
- Letters of Recommendation
- Job Help
- Child Care
Adoptions First has a licensed therapist and other birthmothers for you to talk to about how you are feeling. This is one of the most important and difficult decisions you can ever make and you deserve to have professional support throughout your entire process.
No, the adoption is paid for by the adopting parents. There is no cost to you as the birth mother. Additionally, most states allow birthmothers to receive help with living expenses such as rent, phone, utilities, food, transportation, and maternity clothes.
Yes, we have birthmothers who have placed their baby for adoption with Adoptions First families. They are available for you to talk to. They can share their experience and help you in making your own decision.
Yes, we can help you move into a new place of your choice to live.
All of our adopting parents have been referred by people we know. We only work with adopting parents that have an approved Home Study from a licensed agency.
Yes, the birth mother can choose the adopting parents. You tell us what you want in a family for your baby and we will share profiles of adopting parents that match what you are looking for.
Yes, you can get to know the adopting parents as much or as little as you want. All of our families are open to getting to know you and spending time with you before and after your baby is born. Most of our birthmothers and adopting parents continue to talk, text, share pictures and updates. Ongoing relationships can include visits as well. We will make sure you select a family who is open to the level of future contact you desire.
No, we will be there for you as much as you want us to. We will hold your hand throughout your pregnancy and help you with anything you need. We will also be there for you after you have your baby. We have birth mothers that keep in touch for many years after.
If you do not have adopting parents picked out when you go into labor, do not worry. We will work together to choose adopting parents for your baby. Your baby will not go into Foster Care. Your baby will go home with a family of your choice.
If you have adopting parents chosen for your baby, you will have made a hospital plan with Adoptions First and the adoptive family. When you go into labor you will call the adopting parents and your Adoptions First Specialist and we will follow your plan. We respect the wishes of the birth mother throughout the entire journey.
That can be a scary conversation to start. Your Adoptions First Specialist will share with you how other birth mothers have talked to their children about adoption.
No, everything is private and confidential. The only people that will know about your adoption are the people that you choose to share it with.
We have offices and affiliates all over the country. If you would like to meet, we can come meet you. If you do not want to meet, that is fine too. We work with many birth mothers by phone each and every day.
Yes, you can call us anytime. We will never pressure you to make a decision. We want the decision to be yours. You can call or text us anytime to talk about adoption without making a commitment.
"To help build a family is one of the greatest gifts you could give someone. I feel extremely blessed to have been through this experience and I have to give a HUGE thank you to everyone at Adoptions First."− Sarah, Birthmother
"When no one was there for me, I had the staff of Adoptions First. They never judged me, never laughed at me and never questioned me. They were always there for me. To this day I still talk with them. I love these incredible women. I am ever so grateful to all of the staff at Adoptions First."− Jessica, Birthmother
"We do know we were absolutely in the right hands with Elisabeth and do believe this could not have come together if not for her help and involvement. We will be HIGHLY recommending your team."− Anonymous from New York
"My family will never be the same. David and the staff opened our eyes to the adoption process. Instead of a daunting experience, we felt totally supported throughout the process with a successful outcome. The group at Adoptions First are sincere, honest and totally professional. My deepest thanks."− Howie Mandel of Deal or No Deal
"Honestly, this process can be very hard at times, and the strength and kindness of this group provides a hardy shelter when it gets a little stormy out there. I cannot say enough about David and Elisabeth. They are wonderful! There is no one else to trust your adoption to."− Trish, Adopting Mom
"My experience with Adoptions First , David and Elisabeth, was nothing short of amazing. The whole team made me feel like a part of the family and it was the BEST experience of my life.... The results... My baby boy!"− Brandi, Adoptive Parent
"David and the staff of Adoptions First are the very best. We have recommended them for many years."− Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys
"Hey gang, for many years, I have recommended David and his staff. They have helped build my family."− Rosie O'Donnell
"I called (Adoptions First) so many times with what I thought were stupid, and emotional questions and they were always there to support me and my husband. They told us to be ourselves. So we relaxed."− Rebecca, Adoptive Parent
"I never thought this day would come. Your team is amazing."− Jeffrey Tambor
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We know this is one of the hardest decisions you will ever make. We are here to help.