How Do I Place My Baby For Adoption?

We’re glad you’re asking that question! When you discover you’re unexpectedly pregnant, making a plan to place your unborn baby for adoption could be the answer you’re needing. We understand this is an extremely difficult time in your life. You may be working or going to school, having financial or relationship issues, or you’re already taking care of others. 

It probably feels like there’s very little of you left, especially when it comes to caring for a baby. All parents have difficult choices and choosing adoption is tough. You want what’s best for your baby. We’re here to help and answer your questions.

Talk with an adoption specialist

The adoption process requires a lot of trust, so it’s important to begin with a trustworthy agency.

From the beginning, adoption services should always be free to birth mothers and expectant mothers. A reputable business will never ask you to pay for their services. 

To make a confident decision for your baby, the adoption coordinator needs to understand why you’re considering adoption. You will need to be able to trust they’ll take care of you and keep your discussions private. 

Make an adoption plan

Once you’ve located the person or agency to work with, you’ll start putting together an adoption plan. Most plans today are for open or semi-open adoptions. This type of plan involves exchanging information like names, addresses, or phone numbers with the adoptive family you choose.

You do not have to choose open adoption. It’s perfectly acceptable if you would like to remain anonymous. This is your plan for your baby. Choose what’s most comfortable for you. 

Don’t worry if you’re no longer in a relationship with the birth father. Every state has different laws regarding a birth father’s rights. Talk with your adoption coordinator to find out what the requirements are in your area. 

Choose your adoptive family

At a time when your life feels out of control, it’s nice to have one thing you have complete control over. As the birth mother or expectant mother, you choose the adoption plan and the adoptive family. 

After you’ve described the family you are hoping for, the adoption coordinator will show you bios of families that most closely resemble what you’re looking for. Take your time to look. Finding a match is probably the most important part of your decision. There are many families out there wanting to adopt your baby.

Give your consent

At the time of the adoption, you consent to end your parental rights. Most states have a waiting period after a baby is born to give you time to be completely sure adoption is best for you and your baby. 

Adoption is not “co-parenting.” Legal adoptions permanently transfer all rights and responsibilities from the birth parent(s) to the adoptive couple. For this reason, many women choose open adoption to have further contact with the family and their child.

Is adoption right for you and your baby?

Only you know the situation that brought you here and only you know if adoption is the answer. Whether you are wanting to place your newborn or young child for adoption, or make an adoption plan for your unborn baby, we can answer your questions. At A Gift of Hope Adoptions, our counselors are ready to give you information, and most of all, support you no matter what you decide. 

Contact us today and let’s start talking. 

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Elizabeth and A Gift of Hope have been a touchstone during our adoption process. Having had issues with a previous agency – Elizabeth was a breath of fresh air! Reassuring, supportive and empathetic. We are so in love with our daughter and thank A Gift of Hope everyday for her!

AGOHA is a great agency that has provided amazing support and guidance though the adoption process. Would highly recommend AGOHA!

Our family has used their services for adoption. It’s wonderful dealing with someone who is looking out for the whole child, not just placing kids.

A Gift of Hope Adoptions is a Godsend for so many expectant young mothers. I completely recommend this organization for anyone interested in providing a wonderful life for their soon-to-be baby. This organization is also a Godsend for those of us who cannot have our own biological children.

I have recommended A Gift of Hope Adoptions to several mother’s considering adoptions for their babies. They have been so happy to feel supported and empowered through their decision.
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“We adopted both of our sons through A Gift of Hope Adoptions. They helped us every step of the way and answered all the questions we had, and we had a lot! We would not be where we are today, with two busy boys in our family, if it wasn’t for A Gift of Hope.”

“We decided to use A Gift of Hope Adoptions because they are very personal and caring. The wait and uncertainty of adoption seemed daunting, but A Gift of Hope helped make the process go smoothly, and we couldn’t be happier with our beautiful child.”