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How to Give a Baby up for Adoption: A Step-by-Step Guide

Most women get overwhelmed when thinking about how to give a baby up for adoption.  There seems to be so much to think about and consider (click here to read more about adoption agencies versus attorneys).  Here is a simple step-by-step guide to the process with links to other articles and topics you might find helpful. Step 1) Talk to an adoption expert Choosing adoption for your baby may be the most important decis...
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Unplanned Pregnancy: How to Give Your Baby Up for Adoption

When you’re feeling scared about your unplanned pregnancy or unsure about the future, you don’t need to feel completely alone. You may not be able to raise this child, but there are adoption agencies and law firms who can help you make the choice to adopt and who will help you along this path. Adoption is a legal process, and you’ll need an adoption law firm or an agency to help you along the way. T...
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Learn How to Give a Baby Up for Adoption

Many people use phrases like giving up for adoption and/or putting up for adoption when searching for information about making an adoption plan. However, this is not the language we prefer to use. These phrases can have a negative connotation, and some birth mothers consider the language offensive. With that, we apologize and ask for your understanding. When you’re pregnant and trying to figure out what to do, ...
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Why Make an Adoption Plan?

  What is An Adoption Plan? An adoption plan is a plan that you create when you’re considering how you want your child’s adoption to proceed. Your adoption plan can begin before you choose an adoption agency or law firm, and it can shape who you choose to work with. Your adoption plan often includes your thoughts regarding a suitable adoptive family. It’s an expression of your desires, and it&#...
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How to Talk with Family and Friends about Your Adoption Plan

It’s a conversation that takes courage. Once you’ve made the decision to put your child up for adoption, you will want to consider which friends, family members and other people in your life you need or want to tell, and how you will go about it. Who is in your life? Each pregnant woman is in a very different position in terms of who is in her daily life and where she is living right now. Some live with f...
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The End of Pregnancy & Giving Baby for Adoption

Planning ahead will ease some of the last minute stress. The last month or two of pregnancy can be very busy, not to mention challenging. You’re only weeks away from delivery and then recovery. The last thing you need is to be scrambling when you’re physically and emotionally drained. Try to prepare in advance so the entire process will be easier for you. Water often breaks in very inconvenient places, on...
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Post Contact Agreement in California Adoption

Adoption is the beginning of a relationship. In many cases that relationship extends far beyond a connection with a child. Adoption brings together two families: the adoptive family and the birth family. What happens to this relationship after the adoption is finalized? Different adoptive families and birth parents have different agreements about what the birth family’s contact with the child will look like. Wh...
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Adoption Questions: Baby’s Discharge From Hospital

You’re thinking of adopting a child, or perhaps you’ve already started the process. There are many steps to the adoption process, and they all come with questions. The moment when you add an additional person to your family is very exciting, and this moment is full of emotion for the birth family as well as the adoptive family. What will happen after the baby is born? What does this part of your childR...
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Giving My Baby Up For Adoption: Choices to Make After the Birth

When you’re pregnant and giving a baby up for adoption, you await your child’s birth with a wide range of emotions. When your child is born, you will have to make your final decision about who will care for your child. Preparing for your child’s birth will help you make a plan and feel confident in your choices. Choices About Your Baby When you’re pregnant, you’re focused on staying heal...
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How To Tell Your Family That You Plan To Give Your Baby Up For Adoption

How should you tell your family that you plan to ?  Making an adoption plan for your child can be stressful, and figuring out how to tell your family and loved ones about your plan can be nerve-wracking.  Here are some ideas on how to talk with your family. Read More About Author Megan Cohen Consider Writing A Brief Note Sometimes it’s the fear of how others will respond when you tell them about your adoption plan; t...
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