NH Birth Parent FAQs (BPA)
Q: Is adoption confidential?
Yes, your decision is completely private. Your identifying information will remain confidential and will not be shared with the adoptive parent(s) unless you specifically agree to disclose it.
Q: Who chooses the family that will adopt my/our child?
You make the choice of the family you feel is best for your child. Our adoption professionals can assist in this process by showing you personal profiles of many loving, caring families who are looking to adopt.
Q: How will I/we know that my/our child is going to a good home?
Every adoptive parent is required to have a home study completed before they are eligible to adopt a child. A social worker will visit their home and observe its environment, complete a criminal background check, get a health report from the adoptive parent’s physician, and contact personal references. All of this is done in order to be sure that they are fit to be an adoptive parent.
Q: Will my adoption cost a lot of money?
No. As an expectant mother, adoption assistance and services are provided to you completely free of charge.
Q: Am I eligible for financial assistance?
Yes. Our adoption professionals can assist you with arrangements for medical care, counseling, living expenses, and legal representation.
Q: Why do I/we need an attorney?
In order to go through with an adoption, the court requires birth parents to be represented by an attorney in order to be sure that you fully understand all of your legal rights.
Q: How involved in the adoption plan is the birth father?
We fully encourage the birth father to be involved throughout the process. However, fathers are often not available or choose not to participate at all.
Q: What type of contact will I/we have with the adoptive parents?
Whether or not you have contact with the adoptive parents is entirely up to you. In most cases, you can choose to meet or speak with the adoptive parent(s) before you give birth. After the child is adopted, we can arrange for the adoptive family to send photos and notes to you or, in some cases, arrange for additional contact.
Q: Will my/our child be able to contact me/us when they become an adult?
When the child reaches the age of 18 he/she will have access to their original birth certificate, which will list your name(s). Birth parents who want to be reunited with their children should keep the court updated with current contact information.
For more information on the adoption services provided by BPA, please call 603-225-7170, toll-free at 800-262-8112, or send a message using our contact form.
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