I have a good friend that is pregnant and in a bad place in her life....she has been mentioning wanting me to adopt the baby, but I am looking into other options for her. I really think she should keep the baby, because I know things will get better for her, she is just really overwhelmed right now.
I have been researching a little, and I read about guardianship. It sounds a lot like foster care, but the mom picks who the child's guardian is. The mom is still the mom, but the guardian takes care of the child, and has all rights as far as decisions for him/her.
Do any of you ladies know anyone who has done this??? I am very confused about the whole process, and I only want what's best for her and her baby. Any advice out there?
Also, how does medical insurance work? Who's insurance covers the baby? ~ This is the biggest one I can't find any answers for!!!!
I had guardianship of my niece for a while. I think it can be a temporary thing or a permanent thing. You would make all the decisions and take full responsibility for the child. Even insurance would be on you. You might be able to get help through the state for the baby but they may make the mother help with that financially.
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My grandparents had permanent legal guardianship over me but never legally adopted me. I never had insurance as a child so I cant help you there. I do know that I got social security until I was 18 due to my father being permanently disabled. But they had all legal rights over me & were responsible for all my medical & school stuff. I suppose they could have filed for state insurance for me but never did so (they were on social security & pension) I assume that if they had adopted me, I would have no longer been entitled to draw the SS payment from my dad's disability though. They used that money to put me in private school though & pay any medical bills I had.
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