put baby up for adoption after birth

Shalene, adopted 2019

It’s never too late to make a plan for your baby.

No matter what your situation, the answer is yes, you can put a baby up for adoption after birth.  I get calls every week from women asking if they can put their baby up for adoption after it’s born. (Read my adoption story here.) Mothers call on their way to the hospital. Sometimes they call shortly after delivery and before they are discharged from the hospital. Some women call after they have brought their baby home. More important, we are experts in working with these last-minute situations as well as adoptions at three or more months after delivery.

If I have given birth, is it too late for adoption

It’s never too late to make an adoption plan for your baby. You don’t have to make an adoption plan before your baby is born.  And if you decide at the last minute you aren’t ready to parent, you don’t have to abandon your baby at the hospital.  You can put a baby up for adoption after it’s born.  Whether you’re pregnant and considering adoption for your unborn child or for a child who is already born, we can help.

This article focuses on information about adoption and how to put your baby up for adoption at the hospital. Or after you’ve brought your baby home.  You don’t have to abandon your baby at the hospital if you decide last minute that adoption’s the right option for you.

How can I put my baby up for adoption after birth

put a baby up for adoption after it's born

Birth mother Katie with her son. 2012

Many women aren’t sure that adoption’s the right option until they deliver the baby. On the one hand, some women don’t realize they aren’t ready to parent or that they don’t want to parent until the baby is born and they are ready to go home.  On the other hand, some women know as soon as the baby is born. An adoption is still an option in these cases, and the process is the same as if they had planned to put a child up for adoption before birth.

I can help you put a baby up for adoption after it’s born.  Here’s how:

  • Contact me by phone, text or email. Text (925) 528-8158 or call (925) 528-8158
  • I am available 24/7 to get started immediately to help you find an adoptive family.
  • I will send you information on waiting families immediately. You can view these from anywhere, in the hospital, at home, in your car. Anywhere.
  • Each waiting adoptive family is pre-screened, background checked, fingerprinted, and known to me personally.
  • My waiting adoptive parents are ready to adopt a child of any race or gender in a last minute situation.

It is really common for women to make a last minute plan. This doesn’t mean that your adoption is at risk or that you will have fewer options or rights. You can still find the perfect, most loving family to adopt your baby, a family who will love your baby as much as you do (call, text or email me today for a confidential link to my waiting parent profiles).

Adoptive Parents are Comfortable With Adoption Planning After Birth

Adoptive parents are very comfortable adopting a baby in these last minute situations. There are many reasons for this.  First, when a baby comes last minute, the adoptive parents don’t have months beforehand to worry if the adoption will happen.  Second, most adoptive parents have been waiting a long time to adopt.  Even if they haven’t, most are ready to bring home a baby at the drop of a hat.  Third, adoptive parents are so honored and humbled that a woman would choose them to be their baby’s parents, that they don’t care how quickly things move. Finally, in many adoption situations a woman won’t have access to prenatal care.  If adoptive parents enter the picture after the baby is born, they will know immediately that the baby is healthy and doing well. This can ease some stress about preparing to take home a baby with special medical needs.

Making a last minute plan to put a baby up for adoption

When you make a last minute plan to put a baby up for for adoption after it’s born.  You don’t give up any rights that other young mothers have in an adoption. The only difference is that you will choose the parents closer to or after delivery. Generally speaking, most expectant mothers choose the adoptive parents immediately upon seeing their profile.

Even though you are choosing adoption for your baby at the last minute, like all expectant mothers, you will still decide if you want an open, closed, or semi-open adoption. You can weigh the pros and cons up until you sign adoption consent documents.

When you work with an adoption expert like me, you can feel confident in your choices. I will never pressure you to put your baby up for adoption. As an adoption attorney and birth mother, I will advocate for you and what’s best for you and your baby.

If you aren’t sure if adoption’s the right option, or you just want more information about adoption, I’m here to help. We will never pressure you into adoption or tell you what to do. We’re here for you 24/7.