Can I Put My Baby up for Adoption?
What to Know about Choosing Adoption for Your Baby
Putting a baby up for adoption is beyond brave and selfless. Adoption also lets you regain control of your life when it can feel like your whole world is off-balance.
People from all different walks of life have chosen adoption. It can create a better future for yourself and your baby, so it may be the right choice for your circumstances.
If you’d like to learn more about this option, then contact us online to get more free information now. We’d love to help you start this beautiful journey whenever you’re ready.
Can I Put My Baby Up for Adoption?
Yes, you will always have the choice to put your baby up for adoption. An adoption agency will help you create an adoption plan, receive financial assistance and much more. They will be your biggest supporter throughout your adoption process.
How Can I Put My Baby Up for Adoption?
Although each step of the adoption process will vary based on your needs, your adoption agency will help you create a personalized adoption plan that outlines all your needs and preferences. You’ll call the shots while your adoption professional does the heavy lifting for you.
Once you’ve built your adoption plan, here’s what the process for putting your baby up for adoption looks like with our agency. In general, it consists of five steps:
- Step 1: Receive free support, services and financial assistance from American Adoptions.
- Step 2: Select the right family for your baby and the type of post-placement relationship you want.
- Step 3: Get to know the adoptive family and prepare for placement.
- Step 4: Complete the adoption placement.
- Step 5: Receive post-adoption resources and support, such as free counseling.
Here at our agency, we will provide all the support you deserve. Our free, 24/7 counseling will help you navigate complex emotions like grief, doubt and loss. It’s normal to experience these feelings, and we are here for you whenever you need us. If you have any questions about receiving this 24/7 support, then fill out our online contact form to learn more.
How Long After a Baby Is Born Can You Give it Up for Adoption?
You can put your baby up for adoption any time after birth. Most adoption agencies, though, will only place children under 4 years old, and that includes our agency. So, if you’re looking for someone to adopt your baby after birth, you’ll be able to choose adoption.
Here are a few resources that can help you with your choice to put your baby up for adoption:
- Contact an experienced adoption professional to receive free support and guidance.
- Read stories from our birth mothers on why adoption with our agency was right for them.
- Browse adoptive family profiles to get a feel for the type of family you’re looking for.
Does Putting a Baby Up for Adoption Cost?
No, putting your baby up for adoption is 100% free. As the prospective birth mother, you’ll receive our free services and support along with adoption financial assistance. The amount you’ll receive depends on where you live, but you’ll receive help with costs like:
- Maternity clothing
- Medical bills
- Transportation to and from doctors’ appointments
- Legal fees
- And more
Although you don’t “get paid” to choose adoption, it can be a way to avoid plenty of financial stressors throughout unplanned pregnancy. Because of adoption, you can build a better future for both yourself and your baby.
Where Can I Put My Baby Up for Adoption?
National adoption agencies are fully licensed and ready to help you through every step of your adoption journey. American Adoptions is a national agency, so we can complete every step of your adoption journey regardless of where you live.
Our trained birth parent specialists will guide you through your entire adoption process, providing crucial support at each step of your journey.
Lindsey, a birth mom who chose our agency, is beyond grateful for her birth parent specialist. She was thrilled to learn that her specialist was there for her before, during and after her adoption journey was over.
“She was there for me when I didn’t have anybody, and she always knew just what to say,” Lindsey said. “I did have a lot of concerns and fears, and she knew how to talk me through them. She’s someone that’s — even now, three months after I’ve had my baby — probably going to check in on me from time to time. She was just amazing, and I’m so glad that she’s in my life.”
If you’re ready to put your baby up for adoption, then you can get started on that process today. Fill out our online contact form to get more adoption information now.
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