Shelly

S is 28 years old; 16 weeks pregnant; Caucasian; 5’2”, 115 pounds, light brown hair and hazel eyes; is a high school graduate with some college education; and grew up Christian. S is a social drinker (not excessive), but not since she found out she is pregnant; does not smoke; does not use drugs.

Birth father. S is unmarried and is not in a relationship with baby’s alleged father. Baby’s father is not yet aware of S’ pregnancy, but she believes he will support her in her adoption plan because he is older with grown children and not interested in having more children.

Native American ancestry. Neither S nor alleged birth father have Native American heritage.

Prenatal care. S has received pre-natal care consistently since working with Sacramento Adoption Center.

Adoption counseling. S is interested in conferring with an adoption counselor post-birth and after placement.

Adoption budget. S would appreciate help with food, rent and phone service both 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. S requests an exchange of pictures/letters and the opportunity to meet with family and their child several times each year in a quiet setting.

Adopting family. S wants to match with a family who has education beyond high school degrees. She wants to find a family who can provide stability with a focus on education for Baby.

Anne

A is 23 years old; 20 weeks pregnant; Caucasian, 5’1”, 117 pounds, dark brown hair, dark brown eyes; is a high school graduate and close to graduating with an Associates Degree. A does not drink alcohol, smoke or use drugs. This is her first pregnancy.

Birth father. The alleged father of A’s baby is Caucasian; and also supports an adoption plan.

Native American ancestry. A was adopted and has been told that she may have Native American ancestry.

Prenatal care. A is eligible for Medi-Cal and has been receiving pre-natal care.

Adoption budget. A would appreciate help with food, housing, phone service and transportation all 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 is in the process of considering what kind of post-adoption contact she would be comfortable with after placement.

Cienna

C is Caucasian. C is 25 years old; 33 weeks pregnant; C does not smoke or do drugs; she only had a few beers before confirming her pregnancy. C is choosing an adoption plan for Baby because she feels unprepared to handle the responsibilities of parenting a child right now. C has family support in her adoption plan.

Birth father. C and Robert have been in a relationship since last year. R is an alleged father. He wants to participate in the adoption plan as a placing birth parent.

Native American ancestry. C does not have Native American heritage. R believes he may have Native American ancestry.

Prenatal care. C is Medi-Cal eligible and will have regular pre-natal appointments scheduled via the Sacramento Adoption Center.

Adoption budget. C would appreciate help with food, phone service and transportation pro-rated on a monthly basis from date of match until two months post-birth – plus a one-time $500 gift for maternity clothes.

Post-adoption contact. At this time C does not have interest in having direct contact with adoptive family in the future. She may be open down the road to receiving written updates and pictures.

Karol

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.

Bethany

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

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.

Angie

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.

Bailey

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

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

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.