Where do prospective adoptive couples in the Volunteers of America program live?
The majority are Louisiana residents who live close to metro New Orleans. How do I choose the couple who will adopt my child? We believe it is important for birthparents to have as much control as possible. We provide several profiles of prospective couples. Once you have chosen a couple, we will arrange for you to meet the couple and begin a relationship. How soon after the birth are babies placed in the new home? The child may be placed with an adoptive couple as soon as the surrender papers are signed. In Louisiana, a birthmother must wait five days before signing the Voluntary Act of Surrender. We recommend that you sign adoption papers no later than one week after delivery so the adoptive couple and baby can bond as soon as possible. Will I be able to see the baby in the hospital? Yes, this is strongly recommended. Can I name the baby? Yes. We recommend this as well. What happens to my baby after delivery and before I sign the adoption papers? The Adoption and Maternity Program ha