Are Newborns Placed for Adoption Always Adopted? [4 Common Questions about Adopted Babies]

When a newborn is placed for adoption by their birth parents, they have a 100%chance of being adopted.

We wanted to lead off with this statement because there are some misunderstandings between foster care and private adoption. Due to these misconceptions, it’s not uncommon for prospective birth mothers considering adoption to have some concerns and questions.

We’re often asked, “If I place my child for adoption, are they guaranteed to be adopted?”

For children placed by their birth parents in private domestic adoption, the answer is always yes.

If you’d like to learn more, fill out this online form as soon as you can. Professionals will be able to provide you with invaluable resources for your adoption, answer any questions you may have, and even begin your life-changing adoption journey.

Private Adoption vs. Foster Care Adoption

If you voluntarily place your child for adoption, they’ll go right to the adoptive family that you’ve picked out by hand.

You won’t have to be worried about your child being placed into foster care without your consent or knowledge if you’ve completed all the steps for an adoption plan. You also won’t have to worry about being in a situation where you’re putting a child up for adoption but nobody would adopt them, as there will always be families looking to bring a newborn into their loving home.

Adoption is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, we understand that you likely have many questions and thoughts about the adoption process. Contacting a professional by clicking here is the best way to find answer. You can also keep reading to learn more about the difference between private adoption and foster care, and how your child will absolutely be adopted if you choose a family for them.

Do All Babies Placed for Adoption Get Adopted?

Because adoption is one of the bravest and most selfless decisions you can make, it’s natural to have concerns about the well-being of your baby. When you place your infant for adoption voluntarily through a private agency, yes, he or she will always be adopted.

Every adoption situation is unique, and many different factors can impact the experience.  But, we want to reassure you that every child placed with an infant adoption agency will get adopted.

Many birth parents have concerns about the amount of time it may take their child to be adopted. Although there is an adoptive family for every child, no matter how young or old, when you choose to place your newborn for adoption, wait times are significantly lower than that of an older child. In most cases, once you have completed the proper steps of your adoption and you have signed your parental consent to the adoption, your child will be welcomed into a new home with open arms.

Whether it is a family that has struggled with infertility or child loss, or hopeful adoptive parents who want to grow their family through adoption, there is a family that has been dreaming about adopting your baby before you even knew you were pregnant. You never have to worry that your child will not be adopted.

Who Chooses the Family that Adopts My Baby?

Because finding the best adoptive family for your baby is one of the most important decisions and experiences, we hear this question a lot from prospective birth parents. When it comes to adoption, you are always in complete control of your adoption experience and choosing the family you want to place your baby with.

Adoption agencies are here to help you find them!

When you work with a trusted adoption agency, you will have access to adoptive family profiles from hopeful adoptive parents. These profiles will give you a glimpse into their everyday lives and a look at their personalities and motivations behind wanting to adopt.

The purpose of these profiles is to give you a better feel for the family, to hopefully lead to a connection strong enough that you feel comfortable and confident in choosing them as the adoptive family.

You have the ability to filter these profiles to the type of family you would like to find for your baby, and there are many different factors and characteristics to consider. Some of the qualities you may consider include:

  • Ethnicity
  • Relationship status
  • Location
  • Community – It may be necessary to you that your child lives near a good school district or a particular church community. You may also want your child to live in a town or neighborhood with a lot of other children.
  • Family size
  • Religious values and beliefsReligious and personal beliefs are important to many women, and they want to be sure that their child is raised with the values they hold.
  • Lifestyle choices
  • And so much more

The adoptive family you choose will ultimately impact and shape your baby’s entire life. Adoption puts you in a position where you are able to choose the family that you feel will provide for them the best ways possible. If you have more questions about choosing adoptive parents, or what to look for, fill out this online form.

Can a Baby Placed for Adoption End Up in Foster Care?

Many birth parents considering adoption are worried their child will end up in foster care. We want to put an end to these fears, as this is not true, no child voluntarily placed for adoption will be placed in foster care.

In the majority of situations, foster care is not a voluntarily decision, and is controlled by state and CPS (Child Protection Services). But, with private adoption, you are always in control of your decision to place your child for adoption. This is why many birth parents choose this life-changing path, as it ensures they have a say in their baby’s future. With so many uncertainties in the foster care system, adoption provides a clear path on how your baby will grow up and allows you to pick the loving and supportive family they will grow up with.

Every adoption situation is unique. No matter your reasoning for choosing adoption, you never have to worry about your child being placed in foster care.

How Many Families are Available to Choose From?

Every year, there are thousands of couples across the United States looking to grow their family through infant adoption. No matter how far along in your pregnancy you are, and even sometime afterwards, you’ll always be able to find an adoptive family for your child.

The amount of families available for you to choose from will vary dependent upon your personal preferences for the type of family you are looking for and the adoption agency you choose to work with. Some agencies, like larger, national adoption agencies, can give you dozens or hundreds of families to consider. Smaller, local agencies may only have a few families to consider.

Although there is not a specific number of families to give you, if you are considering an infant adoption, you can find peace of mind know you don’t have to worry about putting a child up for adoption and nobody adopting them — all newborns placed for adoption are adopted by a loving family.

You can view profiles of current families hoping to adopt by clicking this link.

Contact an Adoption Specialist

Adoption is a life-changing decision that takes plenty of thought and research. If you are considering adoption but have worries your baby will not be adopted, we are here to ease your concerns and inform you that there is an adoptive family for every child.

You can fill out this online form to get more information. Specialist would be more than happy to answer any questions, discuss your thoughts and concerns, and even help you begin the process of finding the best adoptive family for your baby. The journey of adoption is as important of a decision that you will ever make, professionals are here to make sure you don’t have to make it alone.

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