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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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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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Making an Adoption Plan: 3 Reasons to Be Honest About Drugs and Alcohol

Choose the right family to adopt your baby Most adoptive couples will be educated on the effects of drugs and alcohol during pregnancy.  You want the best for your baby, and that includes choosing the right adoptive parents.  They will have different levels of comfort with drugs and alcohol based on this education and based on their own personal experiences.  You need to be honest about drug and alcohol use so you ar...
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Prenatal Care in Adoption

Prenatal Care and Adoption If you’re considering giving your baby up for adoption, prenatal care is really important.  You want to know everything possible about the health of your baby so that you can pass this information along to the adopting parents.  This information is helpful for the care of your child throughout his or her life.  You also want to make sure you are choosing a family who is open to the medical ...
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Making An Adoption Plan For Your Baby: Adoption Agencies and Alternatives

You’re pregnant, and you are considering placing your baby for adoption. Of course, you want the best for your child, but you need to learn more about your options in order to make the best adoption plan. An adoption agency is just one of the options available to you as you begin your search for adoptive parents for your baby. Adoption Agencies It’s important to work with people who have your child’s best interests i...
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Breastfeeding and Adoption: Three Things to Consider

Breastfeeding can cause significant emotional challenges for the birth mother.  Every mother wants her baby to be healthy and happy with his or her adoptive family. Studies show that breast milk is a wonderful food for a newborn.  Here are three things to consider if you are thinking about breastfeeding as part of your adoption plan. Detaching From the Baby Breastfeeding could make your eventual separation from the b...
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