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Giving Baby Up for Adoption in Nebraska

How it Works - And What it Really Means

If you’re pregnant and thinking about giving baby up for adoption in Nebraska, then you may have a lot of questions. Things may seem overwhelming at the moment, but the first step is to take some time to educate yourself about all of your pregnancy options in Nebraska, which are:

American Adoptions is one of the foremost adoption agencies in the U.S. — but we know adoption isn’t going to be the right path for everyone. However, if you think that placing a baby for adoption in Nebraska is the right option for you, we’re here to help you create a personal adoption plan that you can feel good about.

We’re here 24/7 to provide nonjudgmental support and information, no matter what you choose. You can contact us online or call us at 1-800-ADOPTION now to learn more.

If you’re still thinking about adoption in Nebraska for your baby, and you’d like to learn more about how to place a baby for adoption in NE, asking yourself the following questions can help you decide if adoption is right for you:

Is Adoption the Right Pregnancy Option for You?

We feel that adoption is the option that helps the most people in what often starts out as a frightening situation. But is it the right path for you?

You’ve probably heard or used phrases like “giving a baby up for adoption” or “putting a baby up for adoption in Nebraska,” but these commonly-used phrases make it sound as if women “give away baby.” Adoption is a difficult decision, and it’s always made out of love for a child. If you’re considering adoption for your baby, it’s because you want him or her to have the best life possible with a family who has been waiting to love them; you are certainly not “giving up” when you give a baby up for adoption in Nebraska.

Some of the questions that pregnant women have asked when thinking about adoption in Nebraska include:

Call 1-800-ADOPTION to get answers to any questions that you may have. Remember that it’s always free and confidential, and calling places you under no obligation to choose adoption.

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

If you’ve decided that giving your baby up for adoption in Nebraska is right for you and your child, then your next step will be to create an adoption plan with your adoption professional. Your personal adoption plan reflects your wishes. Every choice in the adoption process belongs to you, including:

  • Selecting your baby’s adoptive parents

  • Creating a birth and hospital plan that you feel comfortable with

  • Deciding how much or how little contact you want to have with your child and their family after the adoption

  • And more

We’ll be there to talk you through your options and to provide you with emotional support throughout the process of putting your baby up for adoption in Nebraska. We’re here to ensure that you always have information and support, so that you can make fully-informed decisions for you and your child that you feel are right.

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

For many women who have placed a child for adoption through American Adoptions, they saw the adoption profile of their child’s future family and said they just “knew” that those were the right parents.

The process of finding adoptive parents when you’re giving baby up for adoption in Nebraska usually goes like this:

  • You’ll tell your American Adoptions specialist about what kind of family you picture your child having.

  • Your adoption specialist will show you adoption profiles of waiting families who match what you’re looking for, and you can speak with the family of your choosing in a conference call.

  • You can continue getting to know the family that you choose up until your delivery through phone calls, emails, etc.

  • You can choose to continue your relationship with your child and their family through an open adoption to whatever extent you feel comfortable with.

When giving baby up for adoption in Nebraska, the relationship that you share with your child’s family is entirely up to you and what you feel comfortable with.

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

Creating a hospital plan while you’re considering adoption in Nebraska can help you feel more prepared for your delivery. A hospital plan, like your adoption plan, discusses what you feel comfortable with, including:

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

  • Who you’d like with you at the hospital and/or in the delivery room to support you.

  • Who holds the baby and when.

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

After the birth of the baby, you’ll need to wait at least 48 hours before you can give your consent to adoption. When you give that consent to an adoption in Nebraska, you’re terminating your legal parental rights and placing your child with their adoptive family.

American Adoptions provides all birth parents with legal representation, so you’ll have an attorney who can talk you through the adoption consent process, making sure you fully understand the legal process of adoption in Nebraska prior to giving your consent.

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

Just because you’re giving up a baby for adoption in Nebraska doesn’t mean that you’re relationship with your child has to end. You can continue to play an important role in your child’s life if you choose to have an open adoption, as 9 out of 10 birth parents opt to do.

After giving up a baby for adoption in Nebraska, you can choose what your open adoption looks like, including the post-adoption communication that you share with your child and their family, such as:

  • Letters

  • Emails

  • Photos

  • Phone calls

  • Family visits

  • And more

You can decide how much or how little contact you all feel comfortable sharing. There’s no single way to have an open adoption. Post-adoption relationships tend to naturally grow and change over time, just like any relationship.

If you prefer to have indirect contact with your child’s family, we can mediate communications between you and the adoptive family for up to 18 years after the adoption. Your post-adoption relationship is your choice. For example, some birth parents opt to have a more open adoption, while others decide to have a more closed adoption with less frequent contact.

Every choice that’s made when placing a baby for adoption in Nebraska is yours to make.

Contact us at 1-800-ADOPTION now to learn how to give a baby up for adoption in NE and to request free adoption information.

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