Should I place my baby up for adoption?

The answer to this is not a simple yes or no. Placing a child for adoption in New York is a difficult decision to make and not one to be taken lightly.

If you are considering placing your baby for adoption in New York you have found the right adoption professionals that can help pregnant women now!

Adoption is a way of giving the baby to new parents to bring him or her up as their own. You will continue with the pregnancy and give birth, but won’t look after the baby or have any legal rights or responsibility to the child when the adoption is complete.

Adoption is a legal, formal process organized by adoption agencies and other professionals, and made legal by the courts. Once an adoption is made legal the decision is final and cannot be changed.

How does adoption take place?

Although you can start preparing for adoption at any time during your pregnancy, adoption is not completed until after the baby is born. You will be asked to sign a legal documents agreeing to the adoption, but you cannot be asked to do this until after the baby is born. This agreement does not make the adoption final. Usually the baby will go to the adoptive family that you choose from our waiting families in New York. The adoptive parents then look after the baby, and apply to the court for an adoption order. Once the order is granted, the adoption is final and you are no longer the baby’s legal parent.

Can I change my mind?

You can change your mind before the adoption is made legal, but it may not be easy or possible to get your baby back (depending on how far the adoption has progressed). The court will decide if you can have the baby back depending on what is best for the baby. Once the adoption is made legal, the baby will stay with the adoptive parents even if you change your mind.

If you decide that being placed for adoption is right for your child, or just want some help with considering it further, 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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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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