Giving Baby Up for Adoption in Idaho
If you’re a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy and thinking about adoption in Idaho, there’s probably a lot going through your mind at this point. Pregnancy can be stressful for anyone, particularly if you aren’t sure you’re ready to parent, so it’s natural that you may be experiencing some anxiety about the decision you’re facing. However, we want to emphasize two things to you at this point in your life, the first being that you are not alone. Even now, there are many women who are pregnant looking into adoption and feeling the same stressors that you are, and many women have done so in the past. There is no shame in placing your baby’s needs above your own.
The second thing you should know is that you are the only one that can make this decision for yourself and your child. While family and friends — and even the baby’s father — may mean well, you are the only one qualified to determine the right path for yourself. There are, however, plenty of resources available to you to help you decide if choosing adoption for your baby is the right move. At American Adoptions, we consider ourselves to be one of those resources. Whether you end up giving a baby up for adoption or not, this article will outline the process if you’re wondering what happens if you give a baby up for adoption in Idaho.
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How do I put my unborn baby up for adoption in Idaho?
If you came to this article wondering what it’s like to give baby up for adoption in Idaho, it’s important that we first address a commonly used phrase, which is “giving baby up for adoption.” This vernacular can sometimes be considered offensive, and it’s because placing a child for adoption is in no way, shape or form “giving up.”
Adoption vocabulary aside, though, it’s important that you understand what happens when putting a baby up for adoption in Idaho. While every adoption is, of course, slightly different, the general process will follow this outline:
1. Choose placing your baby for adoption.
This may seem like a no-brainer, but the first part of the process of putting a baby up for adoption is to decide that adoption is the right move for you and your child. While you can of course go to friends and family for advice, it’s important that this decision is one that you and you alone have made. If you want to talk through your situation with an unbiased third party, you are always more than welcome to chat with an American Adoptions social worker for free at 1-800-ADOPTION.
2. Work with your adoption professional to craft an adoption plan specific to your preferences.
When you place a baby for adoption with American Adoptions, you are in control of the entire process. As soon as you reach out, you’ll be connected with your own individual adoption specialist. She will work with you to decide exactly what you want for your child and come up with a plan to make that happen.
3. Choose an adoptive family for your child.
With American Adoptions, you get to choose your child’s adoptive parents. You are giving your baby up for adoption to give him or her the best life imaginable, and it’s your right to make sure the adoptive family is the perfect fit. Each of the families we work with creates an adoptive family video profile to show you a glimpse of their lives in their own home environment before ever even meeting them. If you like what you see, your social worker will arrange a meeting.
4. Get to know your child’s adoptive family.
Once you have met and chosen adoptive parents for your child, it’ll be time to start forming a relationship with them. For the benefit of everyone in the adoption situation, particularly the adopted child, we always recommend at least some degree of openness, or communication, in an adoptive relationship. Whether you wish to communicate with your child’s adoptive parents via emails, phone calls, or in-person visits, now is the time to start getting to know them and determining what works best for you and your comfort levels.
5. Make a hospital plan.
Every pregnant woman will need to prepare for her hospital stay. As a pregnant woman thinking about adoption, though, you’ll have a few more details to consider. Do you want time alone with your baby? Who should be in the delivery room? Do you want to interact with the adoptive parents at the hospital? Your adoption specialist will help you to consider all of these details and more to ensure that your hospital stay goes exactly as you want it to.
6. Continue your relationship with your child’s adoptive family.
The relationship that you began to develop with your child’s adoptive parents while you were still pregnant can continue for the rest of your life — if, of course, that’s what you prefer. Just like any other relationship, it can evolve over time as your comfort levels change. If, for example, you want your space in the beginning to grieve and make changes in your own life, you can limit the contact to occasional emails or calls. As time passes, this can evolve into visits or video chats if you’re ready for more communication. This is all up to you and your child’s adoptive parents.
If, after reading this article, you think giving a baby up for adoption in Idaho may be the right move for you, American Adoptions is here to help. To learn more about adoption for babies in Idaho, please call 1-800-ADOPTION.
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