Questions About Adoption

Is It Too Late to Put My 9-Month-Old up for Adoption?

Giving your 9-month-old up for adoption is possible.

When you connect with an adoption professional, they will help you create an adoption plan and provide you the support you need when you want to place your 9-month-old for adoption.

Is It Too Late to Put My 9-Month-Old up for Adoption?

No. It’s never too late to choose adoption for your 9-month-old child. You may be facing one of the biggest decisions of your life when you place a 9-month-old for adoption. But, there is hope for you and your child, and there is professional support available to you.

You can create an adoption plan with your adoption agency whether you:

How Can I Put My 9-Month-Old up for Adoption?

There are only a few differences when it comes to giving your 9-month-old up for adoption as opposed to a newborn. Overall, the process is similar. Because adoption for a 9-month-old is an option for you, you can receive the same support services as any other birth mother.

These services include:

Here is a brief, four-step rundown of what you can expect to happen when you place a 9-month-old for adoption with an adoption agency: 

Step 1: Submit Necessary Information

When you connect with an adoption agency, you’ll speak with an adoption specialist and explain your situation.

You’ll then fill out a social and medical history form for yourself and your child as well as a form explaining your preferences in an adoptive family. When you put your 9-month-old up for adoption, you’ll also need to provide your adoption specialist with: 

Step 2: Create an Adoption Plan and Choose a Family

Working with a national adoption agency means you will have access to a national database of available adoptive family profiles.

Once your adoption specialist knows your specific needs to place a 9-month-old for adoption, they’ll show you different families’ profiles that closely match your preferences. 

After you’ve found the right couple for your baby, you’ll start getting to know them through:

Erika, a birth mother, and her fiancé didn’t take long to find a family from the profiles their birth parent specialist had sent them. They knew the family was right for them within five minutes of looking.

After connecting on a phone call and exchanging emails, Erika felt even more sure that the family she picked was the right one. She welcomed them along every step of the journey.

“I wanted to form that bond with them, and I wanted them to be a part of the experience as much as possible,” Erika said. “I wanted to know them so they could know me and be a part of as much as possible. Since we picked them, I had known that they were the ones. But, after seeing the way they acted once they had seen [Erika’s daughter], it solidified everything even more, and I didn’t know that could be possible.”

Step 3: Determine the Level of Openness in Your Adoption

You’ll determine the amount of contact you’d like to have with the adoptive family and your child after you place your 9-month-old for adoption.

It’s strongly suggested that both parties choose to have an open adoption, but we understand if that’s not feasible. Your adoption specialist can help you through this process. 

If you’re worried about the impact of adoption on your 9-month-old, then it’s important to know that through open adoption, you can still maintain a connection and be a part of your child’s life at whatever level you feel comfortable with.

Step 4: Legally Place Your Baby for Adoption

Up until this point, you can change your mind about giving your 9-month-old up for adoption.

But, after everything is ready, you’ll need to consent to the adoption for it to be official. Once you’ve signed away your parental rights, and your revocation period has passed (if applicable), you won’t be able to change your mind.

Your adoption specialist and adoption attorney will help explain this process in more detail. Contact an adoption agency today to get the adoption process started.

Is Putting a Child up for Adoption Free?

Yes, you can place a 9-month-old for adoption for free. When you choose to put your 9-month-old up for adoption with an adoption agency, you’ll be eligible to receive adoption financial assistance and will get free adoption services, as well. 

Each state has its own laws about financial assistance, but you can receive extra financial help with living expenses, such as:

For many women, adoption has been a way to regain control of their lives and build a better future. You can do the same when you place a 9-month-old for adoption with an adoption agency.

Ultimately, it’s about loving your child and finding them a home that can provide everything needed for growth and development.

Ready to get started? Contact an adoption agency now to get free information.

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