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Can I Place My 2-Month-Old for Adoption? [How Adoption Can Help You]

How the Process Works with American Adoptions

No matter your circumstances, placing your 2-month-old for adoption is always an option. Call 1-800-ADOPTION now to learn more or to get started. 

  • Whether you’re at the hospital, your child is 2 weeks, 1 month or 2 months old, adoption can give your baby the home he or she deserves and hope for a better future. 

  • If you’ve come home with your child and decide parenting isn’t for you or your circumstances make it too difficult, our agency can help you start your adoption journey, guiding you through every step. 

  • Our national size and scope allow you to view hundreds of hopeful adoptive families ready for the opportunity to give your baby a loving home. 

If you’re ready to start the adoption process with our agency or want more information on adoption, call us at 1-800-ADOPTION, or visit our online contact forms for prospective birth mothers and prospective adoptive parents. 

Why You Might Be Considering Adoption for Your 2-Month-Old

There are many reasons why you might be considering adoption for your 2-month-old. 

Maybe, after taking your child home from the hospital, you’ve had second thoughts about parenting. Or, maybe you had less support than you originally anticipated, either from your family or from the birth father.

All of this extra stress can cause you to ask, “Can I bring my baby to an adoption center at 2 months?” 

There is a lot to think about while you’re wondering, “How do I put my 2-month-old up for adoption?” First of all, you should know adoption is always an option — even at 2 months old. 

If you’re considering adoption instead of parenting, it’s highly recommended that you speak with one of our adoption specialists. Not only will they be able to give you more information on placing a 2-month-old for adoption, but they’ll also be able to help you craft an adoption plan for your unique situation. 

How to Put My 2-Month-Old Baby Up for Adoption with American Adoptions 

Placing a child up for adoption at 2 months is very similar to placing a child at 1 month or even at the hospital. No matter your reason for choosing adoption for your 2-month-old, we are here to help you with each step of the adoption process and ensure that your experience is smooth, safe and full of hope.

Your adoption plan is tailored to your hopes and expectations for the future of your child and because many of us are an adoptee, have placed a child for adoption or have adopted a child, we can provide a unique level of care. 

The steps to making an adoption plan  for a 2-month-old will include: 

  • Step 1: You’ll start by calling 1-800-ADOPTION. There, you’ll be connected with an adoption specialist that can help explain the process to you. After explaining your situation, you’ll be asked to fill out social and medical history forms for yourself and your 2-month-old. 

  • Step 2: Based on your preferences in an adoptive family, your specialist will send you different profiles to look through. You may be anxious about finding a couple that will be willing to adopt your child.  But don’t worry; there will be plenty of families for you to choose from when you work with our agency. We work with more potential adoptive parents than most other adoption professionals, giving you the best chance of finding the right family. 

  • Step 3: After you’ve found the perfect family, the adoptive family’s specialist will notify them about their adoption opportunity. You’ll spend this time getting to know them through emails, phone calls, and even visits if you live close enough to one another. 

  • Step 4: While getting to know the adoptive family, you’ll be able to discuss your preferences for open-adoption and post-adoption contact. After raising a child for the past two months, choosing to have openness in your adoption can help make the transition easier. Remember to talk to your adoption specialist if you believe this is the right option for you. 

  • Step 5: With your adoption specialist and adoption attorney’s help, you’ll complete your adoption paperwork for the adoption to become legal. The consent process differs depending on your state’s laws and regulations. Your adoption specialist and an attorney will make sure that you understand your legal rights in an adoption completely before you sign. 

Like every prospective birth mother, you’ll receive our complete support and adoption services, such as:  

The most important thing to remember is that you’re not “giving up” on your child or “giving them away.”  You’re giving them the gift of a beautiful future

Adoption is a decision based on your desire to ensure your child has a loving and nurturing environment that provides everything he or she needs for growth and development.

Get More Information on Placing a 2-Month-Old for Adoption 

Remember, it’s never too late to choose adoption. Michelle, a birth parent specialist and a birth parent herself, is ready to answer any questions you have about placing a 2-month-old up for adoption.        

“I am available to answer any questions that arise, particularly from birth moms, as I have been in your shoes and know how you are feeling,” Michelle said. “It was most helpful to me when I had someone to talk to who would just listen to me without making any judgments or conclusions about who I was as a person.”        

You can ask Michelle questions about the adoption process online. You can also call us at 1-800-ADOPTION, or get free information with our online contact form for prospective birth mothers considering adoption here. Adoptive families wanting more information on adopting a child can click here to get more information. 

Information available through these links is the sole property of the companies and organizations listed therein. American Adoptions provides this information as a courtesy and is in no way responsible for its content or accuracy.

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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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