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"Giving Baby Up" for Adoption in Delaware

How to Place Your Baby for Adoption

You’re trying to make a very difficult decision.

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re in the middle of an unplanned pregnancy. The emotions you’re feeling and the options you’re considering can all seem stressful and overwhelming. We understand how difficult this time can be, and we want you to know that giving your baby up for adoption in Delaware is a choice you can make.

When you give a baby up for adoption in Delaware, you’re not really “giving up.” You’re making a brave choice. You’re choosing life — a life full of opportunity and love.  Putting your baby up for adoption may be the best choice you can make for yourself and your baby. It also seems like a daunting decision.

How do I place my baby for adoption in Delaware? What is the adoption process like? How do I put my unborn baby up for adoption? There are plenty of questions to ask about this process. As you’re reading, you may have other questions. You can fill out this online form or call 1-800-ADOPTION at any time to speak with adoption specialist today about placing a baby for adoption in Delaware.

Getting a few answers may help you decide whether or not to place a baby for adoption. That’s why we’ve created this guide to giving a baby up for adoption in Delaware.


The Process of Putting Your Baby Up for Adoption in Delaware

There are so many different topics worth researching when you are considering giving your baby up for adoption in Delaware. The best way to start is by learning about the adoption process — how it works, what steps are involved and how it will impact you. The adoption process can seem overly complex and intimidating, but you will have an adoption professional guiding you along the way and looking out for your best interests. With the right help, the process can go smoothly. Here are the steps.

Step 1: Deciding if Adoption is Right for You

This is a really big decision. It’s okay to take your time thinking it through. You may even want to seek professional advice, like speaking to an adoption specialist on American Adoptions’ 24/7 pregnancy hotline. There are plenty of factors to take into consideration, and plenty of reasons why placing your baby for adoption in Delaware may be the best decision for you. Remember that this is your choice – you have the right to do what is best for you.

If you have considered all of the options and decided, “I want to give my baby up for adoption in Delaware,” then you are ready for step two.

Step 2: Creating an Adoption Plan

Several decades ago, expectant mothers had very little say over their own adoptions. Adoption was a secret act, and a poor cultural understanding of adoption resulted in it being associated with shame. This is not the case today.

When you place a baby for adoption in Delaware, you are in charge. With the help of an adoption professional, you’ll create an adoption plan that sets the terms of not only the adoption process during pregnancy, but also the communication that can occur post-placement. What does all that mean? A few things:

  • Choosing a Professional: American Adoptions is a full-service, fully-licensed national adoption agency. This means our team of adoption specialists can serve you at every step of the process, and we’ll do so in an excellent, ethical way. Working with a quality professional can significantly alter your experience with adoption.

  • Details of the Pre-Placement Plan: You get to decide how much contact you would like with the adoptive family pre-placement, how the hospital stay will go and much more about putting your baby up for adoption in Delaware. Your adoption specialist will help you craft an adoption plan that fits your needs.

  • Post-Placement and Continued Connection: Today, more than 90 percent of domestic infant adoptions are at least semi-open, and every adoptive family working with American Adoptions has agreed up-front to at least a semi-open adoption. This means you will be able to decide how much communication you would like between yourself and the adoptive family after your give your baby up for adoption in Delaware. There are different levels of communication in open adoption, and you get to choose what will be best for you.

Step 3: Choosing an Adoptive Family for Your Baby

When you place your baby for adoption in Delaware, you get to choose the adoptive family. How this happens will depend on which adoption professional you choose to work with. American Adoptions has a dedicated team of media specialists who help adoptive families put together profiles and videos. These will help you get to know a family in a personal way before choosing them.

Working with your adoption specialist, you can narrow down what you are looking for in a family. Many birth mothers say they “just know” when the right profile is sent to them. One thing you can be sure of is that every family working with American Adoptions is committed to adoption and would be thrilled at the opportunity to adopt your baby.

Step 4: Pre-Placement Contact and the Hospital Stay

After you have chosen an adoptive family for your baby, you will have the opportunity to get to know the family before placement. This can happen in a couple different ways, depending on the communication plan you created when you decided to place your baby for adoption in Delaware. Your pre-placement communication could be conference calls, email exchanges or even in-person visits.

When the time comes for your baby to be born, you will follow the hospital plan you created with the help of your adoption specialist. This can be a challenging time, both physically and emotionally. The adoptive family, your adoption specialist and the medical staff at the hospital will be there to support you. After birth, you can give your consent to the adoption, and your baby will be placed with the adoptive family.

Step 5: Post-Placement Contact and the Life Ahead

Your journey doesn’t have to end when you give your baby up for adoption in Delaware. With an open adoption communication plan, you can have some level of continued contact with the adoptive family and your baby. Some birth mothers receive photo and letter updates, while others have phone calls and in-person visits. This all depends on what you decided in your adoption plan.

Beyond this, your whole life is ahead of you. There are many different reasons why you may choose to place your baby for adoption in Delaware. No matter which reason compelled you, you have the opportunity to continue creating the life you want.

If you have more questions about putting a newborn up for adoption in Delaware, you can call 1-800-ADOPTION today to speak with an adoption specialist. 

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