Bringing a child into the world is a profoundly personal and emotional journey, especially when considering adoption. Building a birth plan is an important part of this journey. At St. Elizabeth Foundation, we believe it should be tailored to meet each birth mother’s individual needs and desires. Our compassionate Louisiana adoption agency is dedicated to supporting you as you make thoughtful and informed decisions throughout this process. As you work through the details of your birth plan, keep these factors in mind.

Planning Your Birth Experience

At St. Elizabeth Foundation, we understand the importance of empowering birth mothers to shape their labor and delivery experience. We encourage you to build a birth plan that aligns with your preferences and comfort level. Here are some questions to guide you through the planning process.

1. What hospital is right for your birth?

Selecting a hospital that feels comfortable for your Louisiana adoption plan is essential. Think about whether you have a preference for a particular hospital and discuss this with our adoption specialists. Additionally, think about the type of birth experience you want, whether it involves a natural birth, a c-section, or the use of pain management options like epidurals.

2. Do you want loved ones present for the birth?

Think about the loved ones within your support network and whether or not you want them present during the birth. Whether it’s close friends, family members, or someone you trust, having a support system can provide the emotional strength needed during this important moment.

3. Do you want the adoptive parents with you for the birth?

If you choose to have an open or semi-open adoption, you can decide whether you want the adopting family to be present during the birth. Some birth mothers find comfort and support in having the adoptive family present, while others may prefer a more private experience. Our team can help communicate your wishes to ensure everyone is on the same page.

4. Do you want to keep items to remember the day?

Think about whether or not you want to keep any items to remind you of the day. This may include keeping your baby’s hospital ID bracelet or blanket. These are items you can keep for yourself or share with the adoptive family and loved ones.

5. Do you want to spend time with your baby after the birth?

Consider whether you want to hold your baby immediately after birth or spend time alone with them before they are introduced to the adoptive family. These are deeply personal decisions, and our team is here to support you in creating a plan that reflects your desires.

St. Elizabeth Foundation Is Here to Support You

St. Elizabeth Foundation is committed to helping you throughout your adoption journey, from providing financial support to offering essential counseling services. We understand that concerns about hospital bills can be overwhelming, and we are here to help. Our team can provide financial aid to ensure you can focus on the emotional aspects of your adoption journey rather than worrying about the cost of medical care.

Navigating the adoption can be emotionally challenging. Our experienced counselors offer pre- and post-placement counseling services to help you:

  • Work through the details of your adoption and birth plan.
  • Learn how to talk with loved ones about your adoption.
  • Process the emotional needs that may arise throughout the adoption journey.

We believe that addressing both practical and emotional aspects is crucial to the well-being of birth mothers. Together, we can tailor our counseling services to your unique needs.

Start Your Louisiana Adoption Journey

As you decide on the details of your Louisiana adoption, remember that St. Elizabeth Foundation is here to guide and support you. Building a birth plan is a major step in this process, and our dedicated team is ready to assist you in making choices that align with your values and desires.

To learn more about the adoption process or start your adoption journey, reach out to St. Elizabeth Foundation today. You can send us a message online or call 225-769-8888. Our caring team is here to provide more information about adoption and help you take the first steps toward a brighter future for you and your child.