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:
Choosing your level of post-placement contact and more.
24/7 counseling and support.
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.
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