Karol is 36 years old; Caucasian; 5’6”, 185 pounds; light brown hair and green eyes; this is her 4th pregnancy. She parents 2 kids and has a son who lives with his father. She does not drink alcohol, smoke or use drugs.
B is 28 years old; African American/Caucasian; has earned her GED and plans to attend college. This is B’s 4th placement with the Sacramento Adoption Center and her 8th child, altogether. She struggles with addiction and admits to using while pregnant.
Erin is 25 years old; Hispanic; 5’3”, 138 pounds; dark brown hair and brown eyes; is a high school graduate with some college; does not drink, smoke or do drugs.
A is 32 years old; 7 months pregnant; gender of baby: boy. A is Caucasian, 5’9″, 135 lbs (pre-pregnancy wt), blonde hair, blue eyes; is a hs grad; Christian religion. No alcohol. A smoked cigarettes [1/2 pack] and used meth daily during 1st month of pregnancy – but not since then. A is choosing adoption for Mr. Baby because she lacks family support and is not otherwise positioned to provide for his best interests.
Birth father. A is unmarried but has been in a relationship with baby’s alleged father for several years. Baby’s father is aware of A’s pregnancy but has questioned his paternity.
Native American ancestry. A believes that she may have Cherokee heritage.
Prenatal care. A has received pre-natal care consistently since learning of pregnancy; is Medi-Cal eligible.
Adoption counseling. Lacking family support, A looks forward to conferring with an adoption counselor.
Adoption budget. A would appreciate help with food, incidental living expenses and phone service pro-rated on a monthly basis from date of match until 6 weeks or two months post-birth (depending on whether delivery is natural birth or via c-section) – plus a one-time $500 gift for maternity clothes.
Post-adoption contact. A requests an exchange of pictures/letters and opportunity to meet with family and their child several times each year.
Adopting family. A wants to match with a traditional [mom & dad] adopting family or with a single parent adopting mother having a lot of family support.
B is 28; African American/Caucasian; is currently homeless; baby’s gender unknown; baby’s birth father is Hispanic, probably. B is familiar with the adoption process. She successfully placed another baby for adoption several years ago.
Prenatal care. B advised that she has not had prenatal care relative to her current pregnancy and that she smoked meth two or three times per week during the 1st 4 months of her pregnancy. Depending on B’s circumstances, prenatal care records are expected to be available within 2 weeks.
Native American heritage. Yes. Will the tribe intervene? Very unlikely.
Adoption budget. B’s adoption-related birth parent expenses/budget is currently circumstantially unknown. B may need immediate financial help (pro-rated on a monthly basis) with housing, food, cell phone service and transportation until 6 weeks post-delivery (or 2 months post-delivery — if via c-section); also, a one-time $500 payment for maternity clothes.
Post-adoption contact. Likely, exchange of pictures/letters every 6 months with an opportunity to visit once each year.
Faith – is Caucasian; blue eyes; 5’8″; 135 pounds; early 30’s; is expecting baby boy. She has on-going issues with addiction; is currently attending college on-line (art major); is receiving pre-natal care and is eligible for Medi-Cal.
Andrea – is 18; due in four months; attends college — art major; intends to place with gay adopting parents; requests contact post-birth (pictures/letters every six months and opportunity to visit adopting family once each year). Birth father supports adoption plan.
Mackenzie -is 20 years old; African-American; single mom parenting one year old daughter; has prenatal care and Kaiser medical insurance; is a student at a local community college; no alcohol, drugs or cigarettes.
Julie -is Caucasian; 19 years old; is decidedly anti-abortion; child’s gender currently unknown; attractive; no alcohol or cigarettes; has used marijuana during pregnancy — twice per month; has 10 siblings; older brother and sister know about pregnancy and support adoption; Medi-Cal qualified; is receiving prenatal care.
Nicole -delivered twins (brothers). Twins are healthy. Nicole and babies’ birth father, James, are Caucasian; 30 years old; community college students. They are choosing adoption because they lack the resources needed to successfully parent the twins.