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Is It Too Late to Put My 1-Month-Old up for Adoption?

Adoption Is Always an Option

You want to be able to give your baby the life that you have always imagined for them. But, you may not be able to do that right now, and we understand how difficult that can feel. Fortunately, adoption is still an option for you.

Choosing adoption is a selfless decision made out of pure love for your baby. When it feels like your life is off-balance, adoption lets you find stability. With our agency’s help, you’ll have everything you need to make the best decision for yourself and your child.

To get more free information now, contact us online at any time. We’re here to help you whenever you need us.

Is It Too Late to Put My 1-Month-Old Up for Adoption?

No, it’s never too late to place your 1-month-old for adoption. You can contact our adoption agency to make your adoption plan, find a family and receive financial assistance. We will help you through every step of your adoption journey from start to finish.

Although giving your 1-month-old up for adoption is difficult, you are not alone. Here at American Adoptions, we will help you understand the intricacies of the adoption process. We’ll be there for you every step of the way to ensure you have all the support you need.

Birth mother Rebecca, who worked with our agency, remembers how her birth parent specialist was among her biggest supporters during her adoption journey.

“Rachel became the only support I had through my pregnancy,” she said. “I don’t know what I would have done if it weren’t for Rachel’s constant support, on and off the clock. She guided me every step of the way.”

How Can I Put My 1-Month-Old Up for Adoption?

When it comes to placing your 1-month-old for adoption, the process is similar for newborn adoption. Because you’ve spent some time with your baby, though, it may be hard to part with your child. Keep in mind that you’re making a selfless, brave choice to put your baby’s needs first.

From a general standpoint, giving your 1-month-old for adoption contains five steps:

  • Step 1: Contact our agency to connect with a birth parent specialist.
  • Step 2: Create your adoption plan with your specialist’s guidance.
  • Step 3: Choose an adoptive family that’s perfect for your baby.
  • Step 4: Receive adoption financial assistance to cover any adoption-related expenses.
  • Step 5: Complete the placement for placing your 1-month-old for adoption.

How Long After Having a Baby Can You Give It Up for Adoption?

You can put your baby up for adoption at any time. Still, most adoption agencies will only place children under the age of 4. So, if you’re trying to place a 1-month-old for adoption, you still have a lot of time to make an adoption plan.

Here are a few resources that can help you make the best decision for your baby:

By working with a licensed national adoption agency, like American Adoptions, choosing adoption for your 1-month-old allows you to receive all the same services and benefits as someone who chose adoption early in their pregnancy. 

How Do I Start the Process of Giving My 1-Month-Old Up for Adoption?

First, you’ll get in touch with a private national adoption agency, such as American Adoptions, and we’ll connect you with a trusted birth parent specialist. After learning more about your needs and preferences, we’ll help you create your adoption plan. From there, we’ll coordinate adoption financial assistance to cover all your adoption-related fees.

Your birth parent specialist is there to make the process as smooth and straightforward as possible. Adoption is a life-changing experience, and with our agency by your side, you’ll have all the support that you deserve.

To get free adoption information now, fill out our online contact form at any time. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is American Adoptions the right adoption agency choice for many birth mothers?

American Adoptions is one of the largest licensed adoption agencies in the United States. Each year, we work with thousands of women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy and offer assistance to these women. Our large, caring staff is able to assist you seven days a week and provide you with one-on-one counseling about your pregnancy and available options.

You should choose an adoption agency where you feel completely comfortable with their services and staff. With American Adoptions, you will work with an Adoption Specialist who is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Adoption Specialist will be your advocate and will provide support and guidance as you create an adoption plan that is right for you.

How will the family tell my child about me and the adoption when my child is older?

Each family has their own style of introducing adoption to the child. When you are matched with an adoptive family, you can ask them this question. If you would like your Adoption Specialist to discuss it for you, just let her know. He or she can share your wishes or provide good ideas from other adoptive families.

You will also be able to share what you want your baby to know about you. You can complete a keepsake booklet to share hobbies, stories, photos of you and your family and a letter to your baby. The adoptive family can provide this to your child as he or she grows older. Be as creative as you like! Some birth mothers have even knitted a special blanket as a gift to their baby or given a similar symbol of their love.

The father of your baby can fill out the birth father's keepsake booklet or write a letter too. You may have other family members who would also like to share photos or a letter to the baby. This is your opportunity to pass on your and your family's love and to share your personality, history and reasons for choosing adoption. The adoptive family will treasure whatever information you provide and will share it with the baby at an appropriate age. In most adoptive homes, the word adoption is in the child's vocabulary early on, and adoption is celebrated in their lives.

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