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"Giving Baby Up" for Adoption in New Hampshire

How it Works - And What it Really Means

If you’re considering giving baby up for adoption in New Hampshire, then you’re facing a major decision. Probably the most difficult decision you’ve ever had to make. But you don’t have to make that decision without being fully-informed or without support.

First, consider all of your options to make sure that adoption is the right path for you and your baby. Contact us online or call us at 1-800-ADOPTION to talk to us about all of your options, including:

American Adoptions is one of the leading adoption agencies in the U.S., so although we’re best-qualified to offer you information about placing a baby for adoption in New Hampshire, we know that adoption isn’t the right option for every pregnancy. So whatever you choose, we’re available for support and information 24/7 without judgment.

Asking yourself the five following questions can help you to learn how to place a baby for adoption if you’re pregnant and thinking about adoption in NH:

1. Is an Adoption in New Hampshire Right for You?

We feel that adoption benefits the most people in a situation that can often begin as unplanned or frightening.

Although phrases like “giving a baby up for adoption” or “putting a baby up for adoption in New Hampshire” are often used and heard, they make it seem as if pregnant women are “giving up” on their child or on being a good mother. But adoption is the absolute opposite of “giving up.” It’s giving your child the life that you feel you may not be able to provide them right now and giving him or her parents who have been waiting to love them.

If you’re considering adoption in New Hampshire, it’s not because you’re “giving up” on your baby by “giving up a baby for adoption” in New Hampshire. It’s because you want your baby to have an amazing life full of love, stability and opportunities.

At this stage, you may have questions while you’re thinking about adoption in NH, like:

Call 1-800-ADOPTION to get answers to all of your questions about the NH adoption process, or request free adoption information online. Remember: it’s free and confidential, and contacting us for information places you under no obligation to choose adoption.

2. How Do You Want Your Adoption to Go?

Every decision that’s made when giving your baby up for adoption in New Hampshire is detailed in the adoption plan that you’ll create with your adoption specialist. This will include:

  • Selecting the adoptive parents

  • Creating a hospital plan that you’re comfortable with

  • Determining how much post-adoption communication you prefer to have

  • And more

We’ll walk you through all of your options and support you through the stages of putting your baby up for adoption in NH. Our goal is to ensure that you have access to all of the information and support that you need to make fully-informed decisions to create an adoption plan that you feel is right for you and your baby.

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

Your picture of the ideal adoptive parents for your baby will be unique when you’re thinking about adoption. But many women who have successfully placed a child for adoption with American Adoptions have said they “knew” when they had found their child’s family when they saw their adoption profile.

When you’re finding adoptive parents while giving baby up for adoption in New Hampshire, the process will generally go something like this:

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

  • Your adoption specialist will show you adoption profiles of waiting families who best fit what you described, and they’ll set up a conference call with any family that you want to get to know better.

  • You can continue talking with the adoptive family of your choice up until the delivery, and they can be with you for the birth, if you want them to be there.

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

The relationship between you and your child’s future family that’s created when giving baby up for adoption is often a special one that lasts a lifetime. You not only choose the adoptive parents, you also choose what kind of post-adoption relationship you want to have with your child and the adoptive family.

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

When you’re considering adoption in New Hampshire, establishing a hospital plan prior to your due date can help you feel more prepared and relaxed. Your hospital plan outlines what you’re comfortable with during the delivery and your time in the hospital, such as:

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

  • If you want the adoptive family to join you at the hospital and if you’d like them to be involved in the birth.

  • Who holds the baby and when.

  • If you’d like to give anything to your baby and the adoptive family to mark the special day with, such as a letter, a keepsake, or photos together.

Once the baby is born, you’ll need to at least 72 hours before you may officially consent to the adoption. By issuing your consent to an adoption in New Hampshire, you’re terminating your legal parental rights and placing your child with their adoptive family.

American Adoptions will provide you with an attorney, who will walk you through the adoption consent process to make sure that you understand everything as it’s presented to you. They’ll be your resource for any legal questions you might have.

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

Giving up a baby in New Hampshire doesn’t mean that you have to sever all contact or never see your child again. In fact, nine out of ten birth parents decide to have some level of open adoption with their child and adoptive family, so that they’ll stay in contact forever.

You can choose to have any amount or type of post-adoption communication that you wish after giving up a baby for adoption in New Hampshire, but most people choose to include the following in their open adoptions:

  • Letters

  • Emails

  • Photos

  • Phone calls

  • Family visits

  • And more

Open adoptions, like any relationship, usually grow and evolve naturally over time. They tend to be flexible; just as long as everyone feels comfortable, happy and loved. Although some birth parents prefer to have a very open relationship with their child and the adoptive family, some birth parents are more comfortable having a more closed adoption or a relationship that involves less frequent contact. Your specialist will explain what these different paths might look like in your situation.

We’re here to help you have the type of adoption that you feel most comfortable with, whatever that looks like for you. All of these choices are yours to make when placing a baby for adoption in New Hampshire.

You can get more information bout how to give a baby up for adoption in NH by calling 1-800-ADOPTION now for free or filling out this online contact form.

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