Giving Baby Up for Adoption in South Carolina
How it Works - And What it Really Means
The decision you’re facing if you’re pregnant and thinking about giving baby up for adoption in South Carolina is likely the biggest you’ve ever faced, but you don’t have to face it alone.
Learning about all of your unplanned pregnancy options in South Carolina is proof that you’re doing everything you can to make a decision that’s right for you. You can contact us online or at 1-800-ADOPTION to learn about all of your pregnancy options in South Carolina, including:
American Adoptions is one of the leading adoption agencies in the United States, so we’re best-equipped to provide you with information about placing a baby for adoption in South Carolina. However, we understand that adoption simply isn’t the right path for everyone. So no matter what you decide, we’re here to offer you nonjudgmental support and information, 24/7.
These four questions are ones you should ask yourself when you’re pregnant and thinking about adoption in South Carolina:
Should You Choose Adoption?
We believe that adoption is the South Carolina unplanned pregnancy option that benefits the greatest number of people in what starts out as a scary situation. But is it the right option for you?
Chances are you’ve heard phrases like “giving a baby up for adoption” or “putting a baby up for adoption in South Carolina.” But phrases that place blame on expectant mothers or suggest that they “give away baby” are outdated and not at all close to the reality of modern adoptions.
If you’re considering adoption in South Carolina, it’s because you believe adoption to be the best way to offer your baby the highest quality life; one where they can be raised by a loving family who’ve been waiting to meet you and your child.
Some of the most common questions at this point if you’re thinking about adoption in South Carolina typically include:
“Is adoption free?”
“Does the baby’s father have to be involved in the adoption?”
“Can I have a relationship with my child after the adoption?”
Get answers to any questions you have, along with free adoption information, by calling 1-800-ADOPTION now. You’re under no obligation to choose adoption by calling.
What Do You Want in Your Adoption?
If you decide that giving your baby up for adoption in South Carolina is the right path for you, you’ll be the one to make all the decisions in your adoption plan, including:
Who you want to be your child’s adoptive parents
How you want your stay in the hospital to go
How much or how little post-adoption communication you feel comfortable having with your child and their family
We’re here to talk to you about all of your options and to offer you support during all of the legal and emotional stages of putting your baby up for adoption in South Carolina. You’ll have all the information and support you need to make well-informed decisions through your adoption planning process that you feel are best for you and for your child’s future.
Which Adoptive Parents Are Right for Your Child?
Other women who’ve placed a child for adoption with American Adoptions have said that they just “knew” that they’d found their child’s family as soon as they saw their adoption profile on our website.
The process for finding adoptive parents when you’re giving baby up for adoption in South Carolina goes like this:
You’ll talk with your American Adoptions specialist about the type of family you picture your child growing up with, including where they live, siblings they might have, hobbies, religious affiliations and more.
Your SC adoption specialist will give you adoption profiles of waiting parents who fit what you’re looking for, and you’ll be able to talk to the family you choose through a conference call.
You’ll have the opportunity to keep communicating with the adoptive family throughout the rest of your pregnancy until delivery, if you’d like.
If you place your baby after he or she is born, you can have whatever relationship you’re all comfortable with through an open adoption.
When you’re giving baby up for adoption in South Carolina, the bond created between you and the adoptive family is special and often lasts a lifetime. You’re the one who decides what kind of post-adoption relationship you feel comfortable with, in addition to deciding the adoptive family you feel is right.
How Much Post-Adoption Communication Do You Want to Have with Your Child?
Remember that giving up a baby for adoption in South Carolina doesn’t mean that your relationship with your child and their family has to end. If you choose to have an open adoption, you’ll remain a part of each other’s lives. Open adoption is the norm for most adoptions — 9 out of 10 birth parents choose to have some level of open adoption vs closed adoption.
Types of open adoption communication after giving up a baby for adoption in South Carolina often include:
There’s no set definition of an open adoption relationship. They are flexible and usually evolve over time based on whatever makes everyone happy.
If you’re uncomfortable sharing direct communication with your child’s adoptive family, that’s ok, too! American Adoptions is able to mediate contact between birth and adoptive families for up to 18 years after an adoption. Some birth parents opt for more open adoptions with their child and their parents, while other birth parents prefer a more closed adoption that has less frequent contact.
That’s a choice, along with all the others that come with placing a baby for adoption in South Carolina, that belongs to you.
You can learn more about how to give a baby up for adoption in SC by calling 1-800-ADOPTION now to receive free adoption information and ask an adoption specialist any questions you might have, with zero obligation.
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