The decisions you’re facing if you’re pregnant and thinking about giving baby up for adoption in Colorado are likely some of the biggest you’ve ever experienced. But you don’t have to feel alone.
Educating yourself about all of your unplanned pregnancy options in Colorado shows that you’re doing what you feel is best for you in your individual situation. By contacting us online or at 1-800-ADOPTION, you can learn about all of your pregnancy options in Colorado, including:
American Adoptions is one of the foremost adoption agencies in the U.S., so we’re best-qualified to offer you information about placing a baby for adoption in Colorado. But we know that adoption isn’t the right option for everyone. We’re here 24/7 to offer you support and nonjudgmental information, no matter what you decide.
These are the five questions you’ll ask yourself as you learn how to place a baby for adoption when you’re pregnant and thinking about adoption in Colorado:
We feel that adoption is the option that can benefit the most people in what begins as a frightening situation.
You may have heard or used common phrases like “giving a baby up for adoption” or “putting a baby up for adoption in Colorado.” Blame-placing phrases like these are made to sound as if you are going to “give away baby,” but that’s far from the reality of modern adoption.
When you’re considering adoption in Colorado, you’re doing so because you feel adoption is the way to give your baby the best life possible, where they can be raised by a family who has been waiting to bring them into their lives.
Common questions at this stage of thinking about adoption in Colorado often include:
“Will I be able to have a relationship with my child after the adoption?”
“Is adoption free?”
“Does the baby’s father need to be involved?”
Call 1-800-ADOPTION for free adoption information and answers to any questions you may have. Calling places you under no obligation to choose adoption.
If you decide to move forward with giving your baby up for adoption in Colorado, you’ll be calling all the shots by creating an adoption plan for him or her. This means:
You choose your child’s adoptive parents
You choose how you want your time in the hospital to go
You decide how much post-adoption communication you feel comfortable sharing with your child and their family
We’ll be here to talk you through all of your options and offer you support through every legal and emotional step of putting your baby up for adoption in Colorado. You’ll always have the information and support that you need to make the most informed decisions throughout your adoption planning process.
Women who’ve placed a child for adoption through American Adoptions often found that they “knew” their child’s family when they saw their adoption profile on our website.
Here’s how the process of finding adoptive parents when you’re giving baby up for adoption in Colorado generally goes:
You and your American Adoptions specialist will talk about the kind of family you envision your child growing up with, including where they live, religious affiliations, hobbies, siblings they may have and more.
Your CO adoption specialist will show you adoption profiles of waiting adoptive parents who match what you’re looking for, and then you can talk to the family you select via conference call.
You can continue communicating with the adoptive family about your shared hopes for your child up until the delivery.
If you place your baby once he or she is born, you can continue your relationship with an open adoption in any way you’re all comfortable with.
When giving baby up for adoption, the bond between you and your child’s family is a unique one that can last a lifetime, much like extended family. You decide the kind of post-adoption relationship you’re comfortable with as well as the adoptive parents who feel right to you.
Establishing a hospital plan when you’re considering adoption in Colorado can help you feel ready and relaxed. Your hospital plan will outline what you’re comfortable with, including:
If you want the adoptive family to be with you in the hospital and to what extent you want them to be involved in the baby’s birth.
Who you’d like to support you in the hospital and/or delivery room.
Who holds your baby and at what times.
If there are any keepsakes, letters, or photos you’d like your child and their adoptive family to have to remember the special day by.
Once the baby is born, you may give your formal consent to adoption at any point. By consenting to an adoption in Colorado, you terminate your legal parental rights and place your child with their adoptive family.
Giving up a baby for adoption in Colorado isn’t the end of your relationship. You can stay a part of your child’s life through an open adoption. In fact, 9 out of 10 birth parents choose some form of open adoption vs closed adoption. This is simply another option that you can choose from.
While post-adoption communication can take any form after giving up a baby for adoption in Colorado, open adoptions often include:
Or any combination of communication methods
Open adoption relationships tend to be flexible and grow and change over time, depending on what makes everyone feel happy and loved.
If you’re not comfortable sharing direct contact with your child’s family, that’s also perfectly fine! American Adoptions can mediate communication between birth and adoptive families for up to 18 years following an adoption. Some birth parents prefer very open relationships with their child and their parents, while other birth families are more comfortable with a more closed adoption or less frequent contact.
That choice, and all others when placing a baby for adoption in Colorado, is yours.
Learn more about how to give a baby up for adoption in CO by calling 1-800-ADOPTION now for free adoption information with no obligation, and talk to an adoption specialist about your adoption questions.
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