Are you wondering what the process is for putting a child up for adoption? You may have already begun to research adoption and feel overwhelmed by the amount of information available. This guide is an outline if you decide to give your baby up for adoption.
Visit your doctor
If you believe that you are pregnant, you should visit your doctor or OB/GYN specialist to confirm that you are pregnant and to learn how your pregnancy is progressing. Whether you ultimately decide to choose adoption, parenting or abortion, you should begin to care for yourself and your baby.
The first few months of your pregnancy are very important to your baby’s development and health. Also, as your body undergoes changes and new stressors, it is essential that you begin to take care of yourself as soon as possible. Discontinue any alcohol or drug use immediately. Your physician will be able to give you detailed instructions on how to care for yourself and your baby during your pregnancy.
Call an adoption specialist at 1-800-488-3238
Understanding adoption is the first step in your decision-making process. If you have already decided that you would like to put your baby up for adoption, a specialist will help you make a plan and discover your needs during your pregnancy. If you have not made your decision, a specialist will explain the process to you and give you all the information you need to make a decision. We will have a state licensed attorney contact you and give you a free legal consultation.
Make a plan to give up baby for adoption
The attorney will explain all of your options during the process and will help you determine how you would like your adoption process to continue. They will help you plan your labor and hospital stay and depending on your financial and social situation, they can direct you to government programs that will assist you with healthcare costs and groceries. They also can help you obtain housing, food and supplies, maternity clothes, and other items necessary as you continue with your pregnancy. They will collect your medical history and the medical history of the father if he is known.