Unplanned Pregnancy

As a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, it can be difficult to find the information you need about the local services, resources and options that are available to you — especially if you are thinking about making an adoption plan for your baby.

In the articles below, you can find helpful information about adoption in your state, from the general steps of the adoption process to birth father rights and more.

Remember, no matter where you live, free, 24/7 adoption support and services are always available to you. You can speak with an adoption specialist at 1-800-ADOPTION any time, with no obligation to proceed with the adoption process.

Giving Baby Up for Adoption in Maryland

If you are thinking about adoption in Maryland, it’s important to learn how exactly to go about placing a baby for adoption.

Adoption Financial Assistance in Maryland

It is free to put a baby up for adoption in Maryland? Read this article to learn more about adoption compensation for birth mothers in MD.

Finding Adoptive Parents in Maryland

Finding the perfect adoptive family can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s how to find prospective adoptive parents in Maryland.

Open Adoption in Maryland

Prospective birth mothers have three choices in adoptive relationships: open adoption, semi open adoption or closed adoption in Maryland.

Adoption Without Parental Consent in Maryland

“If I put a baby up for adoption in MD, does the dad need to agree?” Read on to find all you need to know about Maryland birth father rights in adoption.

Your Maryland Unplanned Pregnancy Options

“Am I ready to be a parent?” If this is a question you’re asking yourself, start by learning about your options for an unexpected pregnancy in Maryland.


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  • What is the total cost for the entire adoption?

    There are several factors that determine the total cost for an adoption, including the program you choose. Variables such as medical bills, birth mother expenses and legal fees vary for each adoption. We strive to maintain affordable adoptions without cutting corners. Please see the Our Domestic Adoption Programs section for further details.

  • Can we choose the gender of our baby?

    Have your heart set on a bouncing baby boy or a new little princess? American Adoptions now offers a gender-specific option for families hoping for a specific gender. With this option families would pay an additional Gender-Specific Fee to help our agency locate and work with birth mothers meeting this additional criteria. Please note that gender specificity may increase wait time. This fee is in addition to all other program fees and is not considered part of your adoption budget. Please contact us at 1-800-ADOPTION for minimum budget details.

  • Do we need to retain our own attorney?

    No - American Adoptions has established relationships with some of the best adoption attorneys in the nation. It is important to note that adoption laws vary state-to-state and often even county-to-county. As such, it is important to utilize the services of an attorney that specializes in adoption in the state the adoption will finalize in, which we will not know until you are matched with an expectant mother. Retaining your own attorney at this time is not necessary and may be an additional expense to you that is not needed.

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