Give Baby Up for Adoption in Utah: 5 Questions to Ask About the Process

Are you pregnant and thinking about giving baby up for adoption in Utah? Then you’re likely experiencing a lot of different emotions right now, and you probably have a lot of questions, too.

The best thing you can do for yourself and for your child is to educate yourself about all of your pregnancy options in Utah. Those options are:

Although American Adoptions is one of the leading adoption agencies in the country and is best-qualified to provide you with information about placing a baby for adoption in Utah, we’re here 24/7 for support and nonjudgmental information, regardless of what you choose. Contact us online or call us at 1-800-ADOPTION now to learn more.

If you’re thinking about adoption in Utah for your baby, asking yourself the following five questions can help you learn more about how to place a baby for adoption in UT and if adoption is the right path for you:

Is Adoption the Right Pregnancy Option for You?

We believe adoption to be the option that benefits the greatest number of people in what often begins as a stressful situation. But is it the right option for you?

Commonly-used phrases like “giving a baby up for adoption” or “putting a baby up for adoption in Utah” are used by people who don’t understand that women don’t just “give away baby,” but rather, they make a careful and loving decision for their child’s future.

If you’re considering adoption in Utah, you’re doing so because you believe that adoption is the best way to provide your baby with the life that you want them to have, with a family who has been longing to meet them.

In the early stages of thinking about adoption in Utah, many pregnant women have asked questions like:

You can get answers to all of your questions by calling 1-800-ADOPTION now. It’s free, confidential, and calling does not obligate you to choose adoption.

What Kind of Adoption Do You Want for Yourself and Your Baby?

If you decide that giving your baby up for adoption in Utah is the right choice for you and your child, then you’ll begin to create an adoption plan. Your personalized adoption plan outlines all your wishes. Remember: you’re in charge of every choice that’s made. This includes:

  • Choosing your child’s adoptive parents

  • Outlining a birth and hospital plan that you’re comfortable with

  • Deciding how much post-adoption contact you wish to share with your child and their family

  • And more

We’re here at every step of the way to talk to you about your options and to support you through the legal and emotional stages of putting your baby up for adoption in Utah. Our job is to make sure that you always have the necessary information and support that you need to make informed decisions that you feel are right for you.

Who Do Want to Choose as Your Baby’s Adoptive Parents?

Often, women who have placed a child for adoption through American Adoptions saw their child’s family’s adoption profile on our website and said that they just “knew” that they were the right adoptive parents for their baby.

Finding adoptive parents when you’re giving baby up for adoption in Utah typically goes like this:

  • You’ll talk with your American Adoptions specialist about the kind of family you’d like for your child to have.

  • Your adoption specialist will show you adoption profiles of waiting adoptive parents who closest fit what you’re looking for, and then you can speak with the family in a conference call.

  • You can continue getting to know the adoptive family (or search for other adoptive parents, if you decide they’re not the right fit) leading up to the delivery through emails, phone calls, etc.

  • You can continue your relationship with your child and their family after placement through an open adoption in any way you all feel comfortable with.

The bonds between you and your child’s family are often strong ones. When giving baby up for adoption in Utah, the kind of post-adoption relationship you want to share is up to you.

How Do You Want Your Time in the Hospital to Go?

Creating a hospital plan in the earlier stages of considering adoption in Utah can help you feel more prepared and at ease. Hospital plans outline what you’re comfortable with, such as:

  • To what extent you’d like the adoptive family to be involved in the baby’s birth, or if you’d like them at hospital.

  • Who you want with you in the hospital and/or delivery room as your support team.

  • Who holds your baby and when.

  • If you’d like your child and their family to have any special photos, letters, or keepsakes to mark the special day with.

You’ll need to wait at least 24 hours after the birth of the baby before you may give your formal consent to adoption. When you consent to an adoption in Utah, you’re terminating your legal parental rights and placing your child with their adoptive family. This decision is final in Utah.

American Adoptions provides you with legal counsel so that you’ll have an attorney who can walk you through the adoption consent procedure to ensure you fully understand the legal steps of adoption in Utah.

What Kind of Post-Adoption Relationship Do You Want to Have with Your Child and their Family?

Your relationship with your child doesn’t have to end with giving up a baby for adoption in Utah. You can remain an important part of your child’s life through an open adoption. Today, 9 out of 10 birth parents choose to have an open adoption vs closed adoption.

Post-adoption communication can take any form after giving up a baby for adoption in Utah, so you can choose what your open adoption includes, such as:

  • Phone calls

  • Letters

  • Emails

  • Photos

  • Family visits

  • And more

Open adoptions aren’t one-size-fits-all. They’re flexible and often naturally evolve over time, just like any relationship. You can choose whatever amount of contact that you all feel comfortable with.

For example, if you’re not comfortable having direct contact with your child’s family, American Adoptions can mediate communication between you and the adoptive family for up to 18 years after the adoption. This is all entirely your choice! Some birth parents prefer a more open relationship in their adoption, while other birth families prefer a more closed adoption that involves less frequent contact.

All of these choices and more are yours to make when placing a baby for adoption in Utah.

Call 1-800-ADOPTION now to learn how to give a baby up for adoption in UT and to receive free adoption information.

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