Learn about your options
Being pregnant can feel overwhelming. By educating yourself on all your options, you will be making an informed decision. There are excellent resources available to you in Georgia, such as your local pregnancy resource center, your OB/GYN, or aan Counselor with Covenant Care.
Meet your Counselor
Our support staff are called “Counselors” because they serve as your representative and help look out for your interests. We have counselors based in strategic locations throughout Georgia who will travel to wherever you live. She will meet you in your home, a restaurant, the library, or wherever you are most comfortable. Your Counselor will talk with you about your individual situation, specific needs and desires, and will answer your questions.
Customize your adoption plan
Your Counselor will walk you through several important decisions, such as deciding the level of openness you are comfortable with and deciding the type of family you want for your baby. Your Counselor will meet with you as often as you need to think through these decisions.
Choose an adoptive family
Your Counselor will show you profiles of waiting adoptive families who have been thoroughly screened and approved and who are a fit for your situation. After choosing a family, you have the option to meet them prior to your delivery or after the baby is placed.
Create your hospital plan
Preparing for delivery when you are placing a child for adoption can be difficult. Your Counselor will help prepare you emotionally for the hospital stay and delivery. If you want her to support you during your delivery, she can be in the delivery room with you and talk with the nurses and doctors about your adoption plan.
Complete the legal process
In Georgia you must wait at least 24 hours after the child is born before signing legal paperwork. You then have 4 days to change your mind regarding the adoption. Generally, you’ll complete this legal paperwork with your Counselor before you are discharged from the hospital.
Your Counselor is available to provide ongoing support for as long as you need after the adoption. She will continue to meet with you, introduce you to other birth parents through our support groups and retreats, and connect you with community resources.