• JULY 15, 2020
  • BY Amanda Barton

Can I give my Baby Up for Adoption After Birth? 

Can I give my Baby Up for Adoption After Birth? 

Facing an unplanned pregnancy and considering your options is not easy for any woman. Sometimes, women can’t make the decision until the end of the pregnancy or even once the baby is born. There are no rules for when is the best time to choose adoption for your child. If a last minute adoption or after delivery adoption feels right for you, know you have made a selfless choice to provide a better life for your baby.  You are never giving up your baby for adoption, you are making a rational decision to place your baby for adoption with a family who will love him or her as much as you do. 


Can I Give My Baby up for Adoption at the Hospital?

Many women ask, “Can I give my baby up for adoption even at the hospital when I am in labor?” As we stated before, oftentimes, women refer to adoption as giving up their baby, but you are doing the exact opposite of giving up. You CAN place your baby for adoption at the hospital. You will go through a similar process as you would if you had chosen adoption from the beginning of the pregnancy except you will obviously choose the adoptive family faster. This situation is actually common, and we have helped counsel many women in your shoes through this experience. 

Even if you choose adoption while you are in the hospital, your rights in the adoption will be the exact same as any other woman who chose adoption earlier in the pregnancy. 

You can still choose the family, meet with them on Facetime or talk to them on the phone before they arrive at the hospital. All of our loving waiting families have gone through a complete screening and are suitable and ready to become parents. 

You will still create the adoption plan that works best for you. You can decide how much contact you want to have with the adoptive family immediately and in the future if you want to maintain a relationship with them. It is all up to you. 

Remember, it is never too late to choose adoption. To get started, or if you still have questions about putting a child up for adoption after birth, please call or text our adoption caseworkers at 610-613-1611. We can help you start an adoption plan that works for you and your baby.