Giving Baby Up for Adoption

Putting a baby up for adoption is one of the most difficult â?? but most loving and selfless â?? decisions a woman can make. Hereâ??s what you need to know about â??giving a baby upâ?? for adoption.

You Are Not "Giving Up" by Choosing Adoption

Learn why giving a baby up for adoption isn't giving up, it's giving life – one that’s full of excitement, joy, and opportunity.

30 Reasons Why Women "Give a Child Up" for Adoption

Are you asking, “Should I put my baby up for adoption?” Here are some common reasons to give your child up for adoption that you may consider.

5 Things to Consider When Placing a Baby for Adoption in Your Teens

If you’re a pregnant teenager considering adoption, you probably have questions about how the process works for someone your age. Find answers and support here.

6 Questions to Ask Yourself when Considering Adoption in Your 20s

Every year, thousands of women in their 20s face an unplanned pregnancy. If you’re considering adoption as an option, you’re not alone. Here’s what you need to know.

Why Women in Their 30s Choose to Give a Baby Up for Adoption

If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy in your 30s, your reasons for considering might be different than a prospective birth mother in her teens or 20s. Find information and support specific to your situation here.

What it's Like Giving a Baby up for Adoption in Your 40s

There are many reasons why a woman in her 40s might consider adoption as an option for her unplanned pregnancy. Learn more about the benefits of placing a baby for adoption in your 40s here:

Homeless, Pregnant and Considering Adoption

Whether you’re looking for homeless shelters for pregnant women or other help for homeless pregnant mothers, there are options available to you if you are homeless and pregnant.

Can I Choose Adoption if I Am Pregnant and Addicted?

If you are pregnant and addicted to drugs, or pregnant and addicted to other substances, adoption can still be an option for your baby.

It is Never Too Late to Give A Baby Up for Adoption

Because adoption is not a choice you make over night, help is available for you and your unborn child any time during your pregnancy.

I Want to Give My Unborn Child Up for Adoption

If you’re asking, “When can you give an unborn baby up for adoption?” know that you can start the process at any point in your pregnancy.

Is It Possible to Give an Older Child Up for Adoption?

Whatever challenges you are facing as a parent, there are options for placing a toddler or child for adoption. Learn about the resources available to you.

If You Give Your Baby Up for Adoption, Can You Get it Back?

Many women considering adoption worry that they may later regret their adoption decision, wondering, Can I give my baby up for adoption and get her back later?

Adoption Statistics

This article discusses some of the most common myths about adoption and what the adoption statistics say about each.

  • The Adoption process: Step by Step

    There are six basic steps of the adoption process - call American Adoptions today at 1-800-ADOPTION to learn more.

  • What if the birth father doesn't agree?

    Learn more about what happens if the birth father is not supportive of adoption.

  • Birth Mother Stories

    Adoption stories from mothers who placed their baby for adoption. Learn more about adoption from the unique perspective of mothers who have lovingly chosen to create an adoption plan.

  • Why is American Adoptions the right adoption agency choice for many birth mothers?

    American Adoptions is one of the largest licensed adoption agencies in the United States. We work with thousands of women each year facing an unplanned pregnancy and offer assistance to women in need. Our large, caring staff is able to assist you 7 days a week and provide you with one-on-one counseling about your pregnancy and the options available to you.

  • How much information about the family will be shared with me?

    You can share however much or little information about yourself as you feel comfortable sharing. The adoptive family will know your first name, your last name (but only once the child is placed in their care), your medical history and the state that you live in.

  • How will the family tell my child about me and the adoption when my child is older?

    This is a question that can only be answered by the individual family. Each family has their own style of how to introduce the adoption to the child. When you are matched with your adoptive family, you can ask this question to them. If you would like your Adoption Specialist to discuss it with them for you, just let her know.

  • Teen Pregnancy - Information for Young Women

    While not every woman who chooses adoption is a young mother, many are. Through adoption, many young women have found an ability to give their babies the best life possible, while finding the opportunity to realize their own dreams, as well. Call American Adoptions today at 1-800-ADOPTION.

  • Adoption Glossary

    Do adoption terms and phrases leave you feeling confused? Learn the meaning to key adoption words and phrases with our comprehensive adoption glossary.


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