Questions About Adoption
Does Putting a Baby up for Adoption Cost?
Women from all walks of life have chosen adoption for many different reasons. Some may have recognized that they aren’t ready to parent. Others might not have been able to provide for their baby financially. Regardless of your situation, choosing adoption is a brave decision to create a brighter future for yourself and your baby.
If you’re going through financial hardship and want to put your baby up for adoption, then it will always be free for you as the prospective birth parent.
Contact an adoption agency today to get more free information now.
1. Does Putting a Baby Up for Adoption Cost?
No, it doesn’t cost anything to put your baby up for adoption. As the birth mother, any services and support you receive from an adoption agency will be free. You can also receive adoption financial assistance to cover any adoption-related expenses.
Although each state has its own laws on how much financial assistance you can receive, you can get help with expenses such as:
- Legal fees
- And more
2. Will an Adoption Agency Pay Me to Put My Baby Up for Adoption?
There are no adoption agencies that will pay you to put your baby up for adoption. But adoption will always be free for you as the prospective birth mother. This means the adoptive family and your adoption agency will cover all your pregnancy- and adoption-related costs.
Working with a national adoption agency is one of the best ways to get the most out of your financial assistance, as these agencies are full-service. This means they have all the services and support needed to complete your adoption from start to finish. These services include:
- Free, 24/7 counseling and support to help you cope with any emotions you may be feeling
- An extensive list of waiting adoptive families to help you find the right adoptive parents for your baby
- A trusted birth parent specialist to help you create a personalized adoption plan based on your needs and preferences
- Financial assistance to help you focus on having a safe, supported adoption experience
- And much more
You can always contact us to learn more about working with a national adoption agency.
3. Can I Give My Baby away at Birth?
Yes, you can put your baby up for adoption after you’ve given birth. No matter your situation, you will always have the option to put your baby up for adoption. You can contact an adoption agency to make an adoption plan, find a family and more.
According to American Adoptions, a licensed national adoption agency, many women choose adoption at the hospital, after delivery or even after they’ve taken their baby home. But, regardless of when you pursue adoption, your birth parent specialist will support you every step of the way.
4. After Putting My Baby up for Adoption, Can I Still See Them?
Yes, you absolutely can. When you decide to put your baby up for adoption, you’ll work with your birth parent specialist to create an adoption plan. This is where you’ll make the big decisions in your adoption journey, including how much contact you want with the adoptive family and your baby post-adoption.
Open adoption allows you to stay up to date on milestones and accomplishments through whichever level of communication you’re comfortable with. You can choose to stay in contact with your child through:
- Phone calls
- In-person visits
- Handwritten letters
- Or whatever you feel comfortable with
Birth mother Sarah received more from the adoption experience than she expected. She found two loving parents for her baby while gaining an extended family.
“Adoption has changed my life because I have extended my family,” Sarah said. “A child that I knew I could not parent is now a forever part of my life, and she has an amazing mom and dad who I stay in great contact with. We touch base at least once a week — not because there is any obligation to do so, but because we’re friends.”
5. How Can I Put My Baby up for Adoption? [5 Steps]
The process of putting your baby up for adoption will depend on your situation, but in general, you can expect it to look something like this:
- Step 1: Contact an agency to get in touch with a birth parent specialist.
- Step 2: Work hand-in-hand with your birth parent specialist to create an adoption plan.
- Step 3: Find the right family for your baby and receive financial assistance.
- Step 4: Build a lifelong connection with the adoptive family, if desired.
- Step 5: Complete the adoption placement and receive post-adoption support, if needed.
Putting your baby up for adoption is a beautiful decision to give them the life they deserve. You can take back control of your life and put your future in your hands while knowing your baby will always be loved.
No matter what your situation may be, adoption is still an option.
Ready to get started? Contact an adoption agency now to get free information.