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Can You Place a 1-Month Old for Adoption? [The Perfect Adoptive Family is Waiting]

Why it’s Never Too Late to Choose Adoption

You can place a 1-month-old baby for adoption, and we can help. Call 1-800-ADOPTION today to find the support you need.

Adoption can be a decision that provides your child with the home he or she deserves, which means you can remain focused on your goals in life and remain hopeful for the future of you and your child.

  • We work with thousands of hopeful adoptive families waiting for the opportunity to adopt an infant. 

  • Our adoption professionals have their own personal adoption stories and know what you’re going through.  

  • Regardless of your circumstances, putting your 1-month-old child up for adoption is always an option. 

First, it’s never too late to choose adoption. If you’re wondering, “Can I put a 1-month-old up for adoption?” The answer to this question is yes. 

Not only can a woman choose adoption before her pregnancy, but she can also think about placing a baby for adoption at 2 weeks, a few months, and even a few years. Wherever you are in your pregnancy or parenting timeline, you’ll have the same experience as any mother choosing adoption.  

Our agency has plenty of experience helping women make this brave and selfless choice for their baby’s future, and we would be happy to help you. 

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. 

Choosing Adoption for your 1-Month-Old [Creating a Better Future for Everyone Involved] 

At American Adoptions, we’ve worked with prospective birth mothers and adoptive families for more than 30 years, helping each and every one of them have the best possible adoption experience.

You should be able to remain hopeful for the future, find a loving home for your child and provide a waiting adoptive couple the chance to live out their dreams of growing a family. You can do that with our agency.

The perfect family is waiting for the chance to connect with you and share the adoption journey with you and give your 1-month-old an amazing life. 

How Do I Know if Adoption for My 1-Month-Old is Right for Me? 

Determining that parenting is right for you, regardless of the reason, is perfectly okay. You could also decide to choose adoption for your 1-month-old.

Adoption is the chance to create a brighter future for everyone involved, and putting your 1-month-old up for adoption is always an option available to you. 

Am I “Giving Up” On My Child?  

There is one important thing you should know if you are wondering, “Can you give your baby up for adoption after they’re 1 month old?” 

“Giving up” is a common term used in adoption, but, it does not mean you are “giving up” on your child. Adoption is a choice made with love in mind for both yourself and your baby, one that takes tremendous courage. 

You want your child to have the best life imaginable, even if you don’t feel that you’re the right person to provide it. So, you’re not “giving up” on your child or “giving them away,” you’re giving them the best gift — the chance to have a better future. 

How to Make an Adoption Plan for Your 1-Month-Old 

Last-minute adoptions, otherwise known as “pop-ups,are common. If you’re thinking about placing a child for adoption after one month, here’s what the process looks like: 

  • Step 1: The first step of any adoption plan is to call 1-800-ADOPTION. You’ll be connected with an adoption specialist who will listen to your situation. Then, you’ll fill out social and medical history forms for yourself and your child, as well as forms describing what you envision in an adoptive family.  

  • Step 2: Next, your adoption specialist will send you different adoptive family profiles that match your preferences. If you’re feeling anxious that you won’t be able to find a family because you’re wondering, Can I still give my baby up for adoption at 2 weeks old?” Or even, “Can you put your baby up for adoption at 1 month?” — don’t worry. There are plenty of couples hoping to grow their family. Your adoption specialist will help find the right one for you. 

  • Step 3: After you’ve found the right family, they’ll be notified about an adoption opportunity. No matter if you’re placing a baby for adoption at 2 weeks, 3 weeks or 1 month, you’ll have the same opportunity to get to know the family like every other birth mother. 

  • Step 4: After getting to know the adoptive family, you’ll be able to discuss your preferences for post-adoption contact.  

  • Step 5: With your adoption specialist and adoption attorney, you’ll then complete your adoption paperwork. Both your specialist and an attorney will be able to clarify any legal questions you have about your rights in the adoption.  

Whether you’re “giving a baby up” for adoption after it’s a week old or “giving up” a 1-month-old baby up for adoption, remember that you are not “giving up” — and we can help make the process as smooth as possible. Even with a last-minute adoption, you’ll still be able to receive many of the same services that a woman with an early pregnancy would have.  

These services include:  

Get More Information on Placing a 1-Month-Old for Adoption 

Michelle, a birth parent specialist and a birth parent herself, is ready to answer any questions you have about placing a 1-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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