How To Put a Baby Up For Adoption
If you have begun to research the process of putting a child up for adoption, you may feel overwhelmed by the amount of information available. Forunately, you are not alone, and with a little guidance, you can make the decision that's best for you and your baby.
This guide is an outline of the steps you may take if you decide to give your baby up for adoption. The process will be different for every woman, and the adoption professional you contact will help you make a more detailed plan that fits your needs and your pregnancy.
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Open vs Closed
As you are considering the decision to place your child for adoption, you need to decide which relationship to have with your child and the adoptive parents: open, semi-open or closed.
Who can I talk to?
Many women decide to first talk to someone outside of their circle of family and friends about their pregnancy and their thoughts of giving up the baby for adoption. They feel much more comfortable speaking with someone who has an outside perspective and is not emotionally connected to the woman, the child or the family. Many women just need someone to listen to them as they work through their decision to give up their baby for adoption.