Being pregnant and thinking about giving baby up for adoption in Minnesota means facing a number of major decisions, and it can all feel overwhelming. But you’re not alone.
Take some time to educate yourself about all your pregnancy options in Minnesota. You have three options to consider, including:
Maybe you already feel strongly about which of your three options is or isn’t right for you, or maybe you’re still unsure. That’s ok. Although American Adoptions primarily works with women who are placing a baby for adoption in Minnesota, we can still provide you with 24/7 support and information without judgment or obligation while you consider your options.
Learn more about adoption in Minnesota by contacting us online or calling us at 1-800-ADOPTION now.
The following are some of the first questions many women ask themselves when they’re pregnant and considering adoption in Minnesota. The answers can help you learn more about the Minnesota adoption process and help you decide if giving baby up for adoption is best for you and your child.
American Adoptions believes that by choosing adoption in Minnesota, you’re choosing the unplanned pregnancy option that benefits the most people possible. However, adoption isn’t going to be the right choice for every pregnant woman facing an unexpected pregnancy.
While you’ve likely heard common phrases like “giving a baby up for adoption,” or “putting a baby up for adoption in Minnesota,” these phrases place blame on expectant mothers who are trying to do what they feel is best for their babies, and absolutely does not reflect the reality of modern adoption in MN.
By considering adoption in Minnesota, you’ve already put thought and care into choosing the best possible future for your baby. For some women and their babies, this means placing their child in the arms of a family who has been waiting to meet them.
In the early stages of thinking about adoption in Minnesota, you probably have a lot of questions. You can always call 1-800-ADOPTION to ask an adoption specialist. Calling places you under no obligation to choose adoption, it’s free, and it’s completely confidential and judgment-free.
If you’ve come to the decision that giving your baby up for adoption in Minnesota is what’s best for you and your child, your next step will be to create your personal adoption plan. An adoption plan outlines your choices, such as:
Who you choose to be your child’s parents
How you’d like your time in the hospital for your delivery to go
How much or how little communication you want to share with your child and their family after the adoption
All of these decisions and all of the decisions made throughout the adoption planning process are yours to make. Your American Adoptions specialist will be there to educate you about all of the options available to you throughout the Minnesota adoption process, and they’ll always be available to provide you with emotional support when you’re giving baby up for adoption in Minnesota.
What kind of family do you picture your child growing up in? Big, with lots of siblings? Small? One that lives in an exciting city, or one that lives in the country?
Many women who place a baby for adoption in Minnesota find that they just “know” when they see their child’s future family in the list of adoption profiles on our website.
There are five major steps for finding adoptive parents when you’re giving baby up for adoption in Minnesota:
You’ll first talk with your American Adoptions specialist about the type of family you envision for your child.
Your adoption specialist will then show you adoption profiles of waiting families who match that vision you have, and who share your adoption goals.
You’ll then be able to get to know the prospective adoptive family of your choosing better through conference calls.
Continue communicating with the adoptive family at your own comfort level throughout the remainder of your pregnancy and the delivery.
Determine what kind of post-adoption relationship you wish to have with your child and their family.
When you’re giving baby up for adoption in Minnesota, you can continue your relationship with your child’s family through an open adoption. The amount and type of contact shared after an adoption in Minnesota is entirely up to you, depending on what you’re comfortable with.
Choosing your baby’s parents, along with every other decision in the adoption process, is your choice.
Giving up a baby for adoption in Minnesota doesn’t mean that you’ll never see them or their family again. Nine out of ten birth parents choose to have an open adoption instead of a closed adoption in Minnesota, which means that you’ll remain in each other’s lives forever.
Communication shared in an open adoption after putting a baby up for adoption in Minnesota often includes:
These can occur at whatever frequency you all feel comfortable with. There’s no single way to have an open adoption. It’s all about whatever makes everyone within the adoption feel loved and happy! Open adoptions often naturally change and develop over time, just as any relationship would.
If you’re not comfortable sharing direct contact with your child’s family, then American Adoptions can mediate communication between you and the adoptive family for up to 18 years after placing your child for adoption in MN, if that’s what you’d prefer.
To learn more about how to give a baby up for adoption in Minnesota or to ask questions, you can call us at 1-800-ADOPTION or request free adoption information online with no obligation to choose adoption for your baby.
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