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How to Give Baby Up for Adoption in Mississippi

And What it Really Means to Choose Adoption in MS

If you’re pregnant and thinking about giving baby up for adoption in Mississippi, then you’re likely encountering some of the biggest decisions you’ve ever had to face. But you don’t have to go forward without the information or support you need.

The first step you should take if you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy is to learn about all of your options in Mississippi. You can contact us online or at 1-800-ADOPTION to learn more about all three options, including:

As one of the leading adoption agencies in the U.S., American Adoptions is best-qualified to provide you with information about placing a baby for adoption in Mississippi. But we understand that adoption isn’t going to be the right path for everyone. So no matter what you choose, we’re here 24/7 to provide you with support and information without judgement.

The five following questions can help you learn how to place a baby for adoption if you’re pregnant and thinking about adoption in Mississippi:

Is an Adoption in Mississippi Right for You?

We provide adoption services because we believe that adoption is the option that benefits the greatest number of people in a situation that often starts out as frightening or unexpected.

Phrases like “giving a baby up for adoption” or “putting a baby up for adoption in Mississippi” are common, but place blame on those who are doing everything they can to provide their baby with the best future possible.

If you’re considering adoption in Mississippi, it’s because you want your baby to have an amazing life — you are never “giving up” by “giving up a baby for adoption” in Mississippi.

Some of the most frequently asked questions by those who are thinking about adoption in Mississippi at this stage include:

You can get answers to all of your questions about the adoption process when you call 1-800-ADOPTION or request free adoption information online. When you call, you’re under no obligation to choose adoption.

How Do You Want Your Adoption to Go?

When giving your baby up for adoption in Mississippi, you’re in charge of every decision that’s made in your adoption plan. This includes:

  • Choosing the adoptive parents

  • Creating a personal hospital plan that you feel comfortable with

  • Deciding how much post-adoption communication you prefer

  • And more

We’re here to talk with you about all of your options and support you through the legal and emotional steps of putting your baby up for adoption in Mississippi. Our job is to make sure that you always have the information and support you need to make informed decisions in your adoption plan that you feel are right for you.

What Kind of Adoptive Parents Do You Want for Your Child?

This is a unique process for ever expectant parent who is thinking about adoption for their baby, but many women who’ve placed a child for adoption with American Adoptions has said that they just “knew” they’d found their child’s family when they saw their adoption profile.

Generally, the process of finding adoptive parents when you’re giving baby up for adoption in Mississippi goes like this:

  • You’ll talk with your American Adoptions specialist about what you’re looking for in a potential adoptive family.

  • Your adoption specialist will show you adoption profiles of waiting families who match that vision you have, and they’ll arrange a conference call between you and any family that you want to get to know.

  • You can continue talking with the adoptive family up until the delivery, and they can be with you for the birth, if you like.

  • You can choose to continue your relationship after placement through an open adoption to whatever extent you feel comfortable with.

The bond created between you and your child’s future family when giving baby up for adoption is often a special one that lasts a lifetime. In addition to choosing the adoptive parents, you choose what kind of post-adoption contact you want to have with them.

What Do You Want Your Time in the Hospital to Be Like?

When you’re considering adoption in Mississippi, creating a hospital plan before your due date can help you to feel more prepared and put your mind at ease. A hospital plan establishes what you feel comfortable with, such as:

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

  • If you’d like the adoptive family to be there with you at the hospital and if you’d like them to be involved in the baby’s birth.

  • Who holds your baby and when.

  • If there’s anything you’d like to give to your baby and the adoptive family to remember the special day, like a keepsake, letter, or photos together.

After the baby is born, you’ll need to wait at least 72 hours before you can give your official consent to adoption. When you consent to an adoption in Mississippi, you’re terminating your legal parental rights and officially placing your child with their adoptive family.

American Adoptions can provide you with an attorney, and they’ll walk you through this process to ensure that you fully understand everything. They’ll be able to answer any legal questions you might have.

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

Giving up a baby for adoption in Mississippi doesn’t mean that you’ll never see your baby again. In fact, nine out of ten birth parents choose to have some form of an open adoption. An open adoption means that you’ll stay in contact with your child and their family forever. This is just another option that you can choose from in your adoption.

Your preferred post-adoption communication can take any form that you want after giving up a baby for adoption in Mississippi, but open adoptions typically include:

  • Letters

  • Emails

  • Photos

  • Phone calls

  • Visits

  • And more

Open adoptions often naturally grow and evolve over time and tend to be flexible to suit what makes everyone feel loved and happy. While some birth parents prefer to have a very open relationship with their child and his or her parents, others are more comfortable having a more closed adoption or less frequent contact. Your adoption specialist will explain your options to you and help you decide what post-placement contact is best for your situation.

These choices, along with all choices made when placing a baby for adoption in Mississippi, are yours to make.

You can learn more about how to give a baby up for adoption in MS by calling 1-800-ADOPTION now to receive free adoption information with no obligation. 

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