Putting Up a Child for Adoption without U.S. Citizenship

As an immigrant to the United States, you may experience constant stress about getting your green card, keeping your green card, and all the struggles that come with the road to citizenship. We know it’s not easy to become a U.S. citizen. So, if you’re looking to put up a child for adoption without U.S. citizenship, you may immediately assume that it’s going to be a lot of trouble. 

But, you’re in luck. At Adoption Choices of New York, we will treat you like any other birth mother, regardless of your citizenship status. The goal is to make sure you have a happy, healthy pregnancy and a positive adoption experience. 

If I’m undocumented, will I get in trouble?

A proper adoption agency will never report you, release your information, or get you in trouble for being an undocumented immigrant. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and safe with us, never in fear. We will treat you like any other birth mother who comes to us for help. Your information is 100 percent confidential. This goes for every birth mother who would like to place her child for adoption, documented or not, because our relationship is about trust and your safety. We promise never to jeopardize that. 

What if my child was born in another country?

If your child is born in another country, he or she is likely not eligible to be adopted within the U.S. Putting up a child for adoption without U.S. citizenship is simpler if you are not a citizen, but when your child is not one, it becomes more difficult. However, if you are pregnant in the
U.S. and you know you can make plans for your child to be born here, then you can absolutely choose adoption just as any other birth mother might. 

How do I get people to adopt my child if they know I am undocumented?

People want to become parents, and it isn’t always easy. Prospective adoptive parents can wait a long time to adopt a child, so while many want to know more about the parent of their child, your citizenship or documentation status isn’t always as important as you might think. Additionally, we can keep your identity completely private if that’s what you want.

Your child will become a U.S. citizen as soon as he or she is born in this country and they will have all the benefits that come with that. Remember that we can keep your information confidential even from the adoptive parents. All they need to know about you is that you are giving them the chance to become parents. As long as your child will be a U.S. citizen, the adoptive parents have nothing to worry about.

How do I afford adoption?

If you are worried about the kind of government assistance you will be able to receive without U.S. citizenship, even as a permanent resident, you should rest assured that your adoption agency will have you covered. At Adoption Choices of New York, we and the adoptive family have you covered. Through our agency, you can receive financial assistance for things like doctor’s visits, groceries, and rent. We can cover anything that supports you and your baby’s health during your pregnancy. 

We want to see you have a healthy, stress-free pregnancy, so all of your necessities are covered. There is absolutely no payment to place your baby for adoption, and with any reputable agency, there never will be. Placing a baby for adoption can be a stressful experience, so we want to avoid as much stress as possible. Supporting you financially is one way to do that. 

What does my child get from being adopted in the U.S.?

Your child will become a U.S. citizen as soon as he or she is born here. Afterwards, the adoptee will be placed with a loving adoptive family who is ready to care for him or her and can provide your child with the life you’ve always pictured. Your child’s citizenship status can never be jeopardized. 

Do I need to choose closed adoption because I’m not a U.S. citizen?

Just because you aren’t a U.S. citizen doesn’t mean that you don’t have all the adoption options available to you. You may still choose closed, semi-open, or open adoption, just like anyone else. Through closed adoption, your identity is sealed.

However, with open and semi-open adoption, you are still able to receive updates on your child’s wellbeing and may be able to communicate with him or her depending on the openness of your adoption. It’s all up to you — you’re in control of your adoption journey. It’s up to you to choose whatever you’re comfortable with. 

Even Without U.S. Citizenship, You can Place Your Child for Adoption

If you don’t have U.S. citizenship, you may constantly be wondering what you can and can’t do. The good thing is, you absolutely can put up a child for adoption without U.S. citizenship, especially with our agency. We will take care of you just like we would any other birth mother. We’ll make sure your child is placed with an adoptive family who will give them the life you’ve always imagined when you came to this country. 

At Adoption Choices of New York, we have you covered every step of the way. Adoption Choices of New York is available to assist with your adoption plan. Call us, text us, email us; we are here for you!
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Meet the Author: Tara Giuffre has always loved reading and writing and grew up in the worlds of NarniaHarry Potter and A Series of Unfortunate Events. Taking this passion for stories, she received a degree from Rutgers University in Journalism & Media. Besides writing, she likes long walks on the beach, spending time with her family (and her cat, Sansa), and baking the perfect loaf of bread. 

She enjoys sharing vital information about adoption and birth mothers choosing adoption to families making important choices for their future family! 

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We are not shutting down during this difficult time! We are fully devoted and available to all pregnant women and birth parents that are looking at adoption as an option. We will also continue to work with prospective adoptive parents who are already a part of our program. If you are a prospective adoptive parent hoping to apply to our program, we are accepting applications and doing Homestudy now.

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