Adoption is an Option at Any Stage
Whether you are 8 weeks pregnant, 8 months pregnant, just gave birth, or have been parenting your child for months, adoption is always an option. Many women don’t realize that it is never too late to place your child for adoption.
In fact, choosing adoption after birth is actually more common than you might realize.
Can I Place My Child for Adoption at Any Age?
Sometimes the reality of becoming a mother doesn’t hit you until you’ve given birth or even parented your child for some time. Maybe your financial or living situation has changed and you are no longer able to care for your child. Maybe you’re simply overwhelmed.
No matter the circumstances, choosing adoption may be the best option for both you and your child.
Where Do I Start?
The one drawback to placing your child for adoption after birth is that the adoption process will now be done on fast forward. But, rest assured, it can still be done.
If you’ve already given birth and are considering adoption, Adoption Answers can put you in contact with a local adoption agency or adoption professional who can get the adoption process started. Your adoption professional will then help you choose a family, transfer custody, and legalize the adoption.
Choosing a Family
No matter where you are in this process, an adoption agency or professional will provide you with the profiles of waiting adoptive families who may fit your desires. You can then review their information and choose the family you feel is the best fit for your child.
Contacting the Family
Your adoption professional will be able to quickly contact the family you chose and present them with the adoption opportunity. If the family agrees you will be given the opportunity to talk with them either via phone or in person when they arrive to meet the child.
While there may be less time for you to get to know the adoptive family before placement occurs, there will be plenty of time to connect with them in the future. Adoption is the start of a lifelong journey and the relationship between you and your child’s adoptive parents should continue to strengthen as your child grows.
Transferring custody of the child to the adoptive parents will likely need to be done with a lawyer present, possibly in an office. This can be an extremely emotional time for you, especially if you have had time to bond with your baby before choosing adoption. It is best to have a strong support team by your side to comfort you during this difficult time.
Legalizing the Adoption
Your adoption professional will help you complete all legal aspects of the adoption ensuring that the adoption complies with all state and federal laws.
After the adoption is completed, you will need time to grieve and heal. Adoption Answers can connect you with a 24-hour support team to help you through any ups and downs in the road ahead.
If you are considering adoption for your child, please do not hesitate to call Adoption Answers at (972) 897-6479 for guidance and support. Remember, adoption is always an option.