Giving Baby Up for Adoption in New Mexico
If you’re experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and considering adoption in New Mexico, there are many different thoughts that may be running through your mind. It can be a stressful time in anyone’s life, and you’re facing one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever have to make. Some anxiety, then, is to be expected. However, we hope that you’ll keep two things in mind as you weigh your options for your unexpected pregnancy. The first is that you are not alone. Many women have been in this position, and many will be in the future.
The second thing to remember is that no one can tell you what to do with this pregnancy. You and only you are qualified to make this decision for yourself and your baby. However, this doesn’t mean you’re alone — not by any stretch. At American Adoptions, we’re passionate about making sure women have access to unbiased and reliable information about giving a baby up for adoption in New Mexico — whether you ultimately choose that path or not. If you’re wondering what happens if you give a baby up for adoption in New Mexico, this article will outline it for you.
How do I put my unborn baby up for adoption in New Mexico?
If you’re wondering what giving your baby up for adoption in New Mexico is like, the first thing to know is that choosing adoption for your baby is not “giving up” in any sense of the phrase. While it is common to use phrases like “giving up” a baby for adoption in New Mexico, this can sometimes be an offensive way to refer to one of the hardest decisions a woman will ever have to make. In no way is a woman who chooses adoption “giving up” on her baby.
Terminology aside, it can be helpful to understand the steps you’ll take to complete an adoption. If you give a baby up for adoption in New Mexico, the process will go something like this:
1. Choose to pursue adoption.
While it may seem obvious, the first step in putting a baby up for adoption in New Mexico is to decide on adoption. As we’ve already said, this decision is completely up to you. Friends and family members may be coming from a good place when giving advice, but in the end, only you know what’s right for you and your child. If you need to talk through your options with an unbiased social worker, please call 1-800-ADOPTION at any time.
2. Work with your adoption specialist to create an adoption plan.
When you choose to place a baby for adoption with American Adoptions, it’s important to know that you’re in the driver’s seat. After you reach out, whether at 1-800-ADOPTION or by requesting free information here, you’ll be assigned to your own individual Adoption Specialist, who will work with you to determine exactly how you want your child’s adoption to go.
3. Choose an adoptive family.
When you work with American Adoptions, you’ll get to choose your ideal adoptive family, in addition to how much contact you’d like to have with them and more. To help you determine who to place your baby with, we have each of our families create an adoptive family video profile. This will help you to get to know them and see them in their home environment even before meeting them. It’s also important to know that all American Adoptions families have undergone home studies and background checks and are committed to communicating with you as much as you wish, whether they live nearby in New Mexico or across the country.
4. Get to know your baby’s adoptive family.
After you have selected an adoptive family for your child, you’ll be able to develop a relationship with them before your baby is born. At American Adoptions, we always recommend some degree of openness, or communication, in an adoption situation. However you wish to communicate with your child’s adoptive parents — be that emails, phone calls, in-person visits or more — that can be facilitated to help you get to know the family that will raise your baby.
5. Determine your hospital plan.
Just like all pregnant women, you will need to prepare for your hospital stay. However, when you decide to put a baby up for adoption in New Mexico, your adoption specialist will help you go into a little more detail than some women do. She will help you consider factors specific to your situation, such as whether or not you want time alone with your baby, or whether you want the adoptive parents in the delivery room. Your hospital stay should go exactly as you want it to, and working to create a hospital plan ahead of time will help your adoption specialist to ensure that happens.
6. Continue to have a relationship with your child’s adoptive parents.
In present day adoptions, you don’t have to be completely separated from your child through adoption. The relationship you worked to develop with the adoptive family while you were still pregnant is one that will last a lifetime. Like all relationships, it’s one that can evolve over time. If you need your space in the beginning to grieve your loss, that’s completely okay. You can limit the contact to periodic emails or calls at first, and gradually work with the adoptive family to arrange visits or video chats. The degree and methods of contact are completely up to you and the adoptive parents.
If you’re considering giving a baby up for adoption in New Mexico, know that American Adoptions can help you along every step of the way. To start the adoption process or to learn more about adoption for babies in New Mexico, please contact American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION.
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