Common Adoption Questions

Every woman facing an unplanned pregnancy has questions about adoption. Here, you will find answers to your own adoption questions.

Top 10 Questions by Women Considering Adoption

Are you in a challenging situation and looking for answers? Here are the 10 most asked questions we receive about how adoption works with American Adoptions.

Is Adoption Free for Pregnant Women?

Pregnant women often wonder, Is adoption free? Learn about the free adoption services pregnant women receive throughout the adoption process.

What Do I Get to Choose About the Adoption?

Discover why today’s women who choose adoption have more control over the adoption process than ever before.

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.

In My Situation, Am I Still Able to Place My Child for Adoption?

Some women don't believe they can put a baby up for adoption for a variety of reasons. Fortunately, American Adoptions can work with nearly any woman considering adoption, regardless of her situation.

Can I Make an Adoption Hospital Plan?

One of the key components of any birth mother's adoption plan is how she imagines her hospital stay and delivery, which is also known as the adoption hospital plan.

Is it Hard to Put a Newborn Baby Up for Adoption?

What is it really like to go through the adoption process as a birth mother? Is it hard to put a baby up for adoption? Find the answers and support you need here.

Is Placing Your Infant for Adoption Wrong?

The question isn’t whether putting a child up for adoption is wrong or right — it’s whether adoption is the right choice for you. Here’s how to decide.

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.

Can You Place a Sick or Disabled Child for Adoption?

If your child has special needs, you may feel that you cannot provide for him or her. You might be wondering: Can I put a sick or disabled baby up for adoption?

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?

  • The Adoption process: Step by Step

    There are seven 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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