What is adoption?
- When expectant parents choose adoption they select a qualified permanent home with an adoptive family for their baby. That family becomes the legal parent(s) of the child. Adoption is not giving up on your baby. It is a loving and thoughtful choice.
Are there different kinds of adoption?
- Yes! If you decide to place your baby for adoption, there are many options available to you. You can choose to use an experienced adoption attorney to help you locate a hopeful adoptive family and place your child with them. You can also choose from the best adoption agencies in the US who usually offer more support and counseling on your adoption journey than an attorney.
- You also have options when it comes to post-placement communication. This is called openness in adoption. Learn more about open adoptions and hear from people who are actually living it.
Will I see my child again?
- In many adoption relationships an ongoing relationship between the birth parents, adoptive parents, and child happens regularly. Others choose to not have contact after the adoption placement. Learn more about post-placement communication also known as open adoptions.
Will placing my baby for adoption cost me anything?
- Many who are pregnant and considering adoption wonder about the “cost of putting a child up for adoption.” Normally all expenses are paid for by the hopeful adoptive family that you connect with through your adoption professional. These expenses can include living expenses, counseling before and after the adoption placement, medical care during your pregnancy, and legal expenses.
Can I change my mind?
- This is your baby, your plan, and 100% your choice. You may change your mind about placing your child for adoption before and even after your baby is born. Adoption is an important and permanent decision. You should be educated about and confident in your choice before placement.
- You may even change your mind about the adoptive family. If after getting to know a hopeful adoptive family you feel that they are not the right fit for your baby, you get to know other families that want to adopt and choose another family that you feel will be perfect for your child.
- Make sure your adoption professional informs you about the laws in your state about how long, when, and if you can change your mind after signing adoption papers. Each state is different.