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What Is A Hospital Plan?

Posted by Kathryn Keating on Feb 15, 2019 12:22:00 PM

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What Is A Hospital Plan?

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A hospital plan is a written statement of what the birth mother wants to happen or not happen during her time in the hospital before delivery. She makes this plan with her caseworker and includes who will be in the room for delivery, how much contact she wants with the baby, and how involved the adoptive parents will be during this time. 8

When it's time for her to go to the hospital, the plan has already been communicated to the hospital staff and the adoptive parents so that everyone is on the same page and ready for delivery. Even when no one is planning adoption, she still gets to call the shots on what she wants her delivery  plan to look like. There's no right way to make a hospital plan. Each woman has her own vision for what she wants this time to look like.

As a birth parent caseworker, I get to talk with women to customize this plan to meet her needs. No two hospital plans are alike. And the woman has the power to decide what's going to be best for her.

Gladney believes that good things can come from difficult situations. And adoption is one of those good things. We are here to help provide the best care possible for parents and children.  If you need help contact us today on our website, text or call us at 800-452-3639.

Topics: Adoption, Definitions, Adoption Education

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