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How Late Can I Give My Child Up for Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 31, 2020

For many women, placing a child for adoption is one of the most difficult decisions in the world. In fact, some women have no idea what choice they will make until they are going through labor and delivery. Once their baby is born, they may come to a decision to place him or her for adoption.

This leads them to ask an important question: "How late can I give my child up for adoption?"

After-delivery adoption is actually more common than you might think. While many adoptions involve newborns and infants, even older children can be placed with a new family.

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Topics: give my baby up for adoption, is it too late to choose adoption?, is it too late to do adoption?, after-delivery adoption

How Do I Give My Baby Up for Adoption in a Different State?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 22, 2019

As a woman thinking about adoption, we know that you want to find the perfect adoptive family for your baby. But what if the perfect family doesn't live in your state? If this is the case for you, you might be wondering:

"Can I place my baby for adoption in a different state?"
"Can an adoptive couple from another state adopt my baby?"
"I want to give my baby up for adoption outside of my state — is that possible?"

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Topics: adopt out my baby, choosing an adoptive family, interstate adoption, give my baby up for adoption, how to choose an adoptive family, adoptive family outside of my state

Will Anyone Want to Adopt My African American Baby?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 6, 2018

"I'm 23 weeks pregnant, and I'm expecting a girl. I'm going to give my baby up for adoption because I don't believe in abortion. I already have two kids, and it's been a struggle, so I don't know how I could manage another baby.

I called another adoption agency to learn how I can adopt out my baby. But they told me that none of their adoptive couples want to adopt an African American baby. Plus, I'd like to place her with an African American couple. Can you help me?"

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Topics: African American adoption, adopt out my baby, African American adoptive couple, give my baby up for adoption

"I'm looking for a couple to adopt my baby"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 30, 2018

Here at Lifetime, we get messages every day from women facing situations like this: "I'm 8 months pregnant and raising a little girl too.  Money's always been tight, so I have no idea how I'm going to feed another mouth. I'm contacting you because I'm thinking that adoption will be best for my soon-to-be-born baby. I'm looking for a couple to adopt my baby, and I'm wondering how do I adopt out my baby?"

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Topics: Pregnancy choices, adoption for my baby, is adoption right for me, adopt out my child, give my baby up for adoption, unplanned pregnancy choices

"Can I See and Hold My Baby After Delivery?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 28, 2017

Question: “I'm 17 and 7 months pregnant. I don’t have a decent job or support from my parents or the father of the baby. So, I'm doing adoption. I found a couple who are so nice and will adopt my baby. They’ll be able to really spoil her, and give her everything she needs and wants.

But, I'm having second thoughts. When I lie awake at night thinking, and she's kicking me...I just start crying, thinking about giving her to someone else is really hard. Someone else holding her, going to another mom when she cries, someone else calling her their baby, not mine.

Will I be able to hold her at the hospital, or will they just take her away? I know I have to give her up in adoption, for a better life. Am I just being totally selfish with my thoughts and feelings? What’s the best way to get a grip and move past something this big, without literally going nuts?"

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Topics: Open Adoption, Give up my baby, hospital preferences, give my baby up for adoption, adoption experience in the hospital, modern adoption

"What Does It Cost to Place My Baby Up for Adoption?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 23, 2017

Question: "So, I'm 22 and just found out I'm pregnant. My boyfriend up and left once he found out. I'm pretty sure what I need to do is adopt out my baby. Money is really tight right now, so I know I wouldn't be able to afford a baby. Can you tell me what it costs to place my baby up for adoption?"

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Topics: Adoption Fees, adoption plan, adopt out my baby, give my baby up for adoption, place my baby up for adoption

"Is It Bad to Adopt Out My Baby?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 29, 2016

When you’re pregnant and thinking about adoption, you’ve probably got some big questions on your mind right now…

How do I know I’m not making the wrong choice?

Will I regret my decision?

Does giving up my baby for adoption make me a bad person?

Making an adoption plan for your baby isn’t an easy thing to do. The fact you’re struggling with your decision shows how much you love your baby and want what’s best for him or her.

Choosing adoption doesn’t make you a bad person, it just makes you different. Being different means that you may be judged: in some cases positively, in other cases not.

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Topics: Give up my baby, adoption plan, adopt out my baby, adoption for my baby, I could never do adoption, give my baby up for adoption, I could never give my baby away for adoption!