Placing Your Newborn for Adoption: FAQ
By: Patience Bramlett
Being pregnant is the last thing you expected. That said, you may be considering adoption as an unplanned pregnancy option. However, this is a big decision — one that will impact you for the rest of your life. So, how do you know if it’s right for you and your baby?
Let Adoption Choices of New York help! We’re here to help by giving you the information you need. Here’s a list of frequently asked questions on placing your newborn for adoption.
Why should I choose adoption?
Whatever you’re facing in life, whatever is preventing you from raising your child in a healthy environment, the decision you make when facing an unplanned pregnancy is a sacrifice. We know this to be true! In an ideal world, you would be able to keep your child. Adoption, though, is an option that allows your child to have the life you always wanted for him or her. As long as you do the right thing for your child under the circumstances you’re in, you can’t make the wrong decision.
Who will adopt my baby?
Upon delving further into the adoption world, you may begin to wonder what types of people choose adoption when trying to grow their families. The answer is simple! Adoptive parents come from all walks of life: older and younger couples, same-sex couples, single parents, families with other biological children, interracial and transracial families, and religious and non-religious families. Anyone who wants to grow his or her family and has been deemed a fit parent by a professional can adopt a child.
How do I start the adoption process?
Starting your adoption journey is a unique process! From the level of openness you wish to have with the adoptive family and your child to what you look for in a prospective adoptive family – every decision is yours and can be made with care. Here’s what you can expect when starting your adoption process:
- Choose an adoption agency.
- Meet with an adoption specialist.
- Choose an adoptive family.
- Choose your level of openness.
- Create a birth plan.
- Consent to adoption.
- Utilize ongoing support provided by your chosen agency.
Will adoption cost me anything?
Adoption will always be free to you! In fact, at Adoption Choices of New York, our adoption professionals will make sure you receive the services you need in order to have a successful adoption journey.
We help by providing financial assistance, medical care, housing, transport, and post-placement support. More than anything, we want you to feel safe and secure in your living situation. If you express interest in placing your child for adoption, we will respond immediately!
Do you have more questions? Don’t hesitate to ask!
Determining whether or not you’ll be placing your newborn for adoption is one of the hardest decisions you’ll ever make. Just remember – we’re here to help you every step of the way. Give us a call, and we’ll answer any other questions you may have!