Many expecting parents have shared that they were nervous before coming to a first meeting, but please know that we want you to feel relaxed and at ease when you meet with your advocate for the first time! Here are a few things you can expect in a first meeting:
Where will we meet and how long will it last? You will meet at a location that is convenient for you (this may be at the office or at a local coffee shop of your choosing). Most initial meetings last about an hour.
What will we talk about? The purpose of the first visit is for you and your advocate to get to know each other. We want you to walk away feeling confident in your support person and for all your questions about the adoption process to be answered. We will also ask you some questions so that we can know how we can best serve you.
We encourage you to make this a two-way interview! We want you to feel confident in the process of adoption and are here to answer any questions that you have no matter how big or small.
Will I fill out paperwork? Your advocate will talk through some intake paperwork that will help you understand the adoption process. This paperwork is very minimal and will not commit you to making an adoption plan.
If you are anxious to get started with the process of infant adoption, or if you are wanting to take things slow, let your advocate know and we will make sure to go at a pace that makes you comfortable.