Placing Your Baby For Adoption in Pennsylvania

If you’re pregnant and considering adoption, you likely have a lot of questions. The first thing you should know is that you are not “giving your baby up” for adoption. Instead, you’re making a selfless choice by making a plan for you and your child’s future.

The adoption process may seem overwhelming at first, but in Pennsylvania, you have certain rights as a birth mother and steps you can take to make the process as straightforward as possible.

The first step is to decide if you would actually like to pursue adoption and then you can reach out to an adoption agency you would like to work with. You do not have to work with an adoption agency in Pennsylvania, but you may find it helpful to have a local agency near you. Moving forward with your creating an adoption plan with an agency may feel daunting, but you can always change your mind. Your agency will help you make an adoption plan including where you will give birth, who will be there, what type of adoption you’d like to have, and choosing an adoptive family. This plan should be tailored to whatever you are most comfortable with.

Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy and Ready to Start Developing Your Adoption Plan?

If you’re interested in learning more, you can read our blog on “How To ‘Put A Baby Up For Adoption’ In Pennsylvania” or you can call us or text us anytime.


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How To “Put A Baby Up For Adoption” In Pennsylvania

If you are pregnant and curious about your adoption options, the adoption process in PA may seem overwhelming at first. Know that we have helped hundreds of women in your shoes facing an unplanned pregnancy and looking to give up a baby for adoption.

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Birth Mother Rights in PA

Pennsylvania is one of the best states for adoption, especially as a birth mother. We’re going to share everything you need to know about Pennsylvania’s adoption laws and birth mothers’ parental rights.


Birth Father Rights in PA: What to Know

As a birth mother, the adoption process is in your hands, but biological fathers also play a role. A biological father has certain parental rights when it comes to adoption. Staying informed can help you avoid any unexpected changes in your adoption plan. We’ll cover the basics of a birth father’s parental rights in Pennsylvania, and how an adoption agency can help biological parents navigate adoption.


Adoption Laws in PA

Pennsylvania adoption laws are some of the best in the country. While the state has little restriction on who can put a baby up for adoption or adopt a baby, the laws are there to protect the child. Most of the laws apply to adoptive parents, not the biological parents, to make sure the child is going to a safe and loving home. It makes going through the adoption process easy for birth mothers. We’re going to cover the most important adoption laws in PA so you can understand your rights as a birth mother and the laws that protect children during the adoption process.


Financial Support for Birth Mothers in PA

Many expectant mothers facing an unplanned pregnancy wonder about the cost of adoption in PA. Here’s the facts: As an expectant mother, you do not need to pay anything to put your baby up for adoption. Adopting families and adoption agencies cover the costs of adoption, not the birth mother. Additionally, there are many ways adoption agencies can help you get the financial support you need to get through the pregnancy. Here we’ll cover how to make the most of the help available to you as an expectant birth mother Pennsylvania.

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Adoption in Pennsylvania

The adoption process may seem overwhelming at first, but in Pennsylvania, you have certain rights as a birth mother and steps you can take to make the process as straightforward as possible.


What is a Post Adoption Contact Agreement?

No matter what kind of adoption you’re considering, you should know about post adoption contact agreements. These agreements can make everyone’s boundaries clear and set expectations for life after adoption.


Can I Give My Baby Up for Adoption After Birth?

Facing an unplanned pregnancy and exploring your options is difficult for anyone. There are no rules for when is the best time to choose adoption for your child.

Steps in the Pennsylvania Adoption Process for Birth Mothers


Consider your options

The first step in adoption is considering what options you have  available to you. Our caseworkers can help talk you through what your options are and help you decide which one is right for you.

Find an adoption agency

There are many adoption agencies to choose from in Pennsylvania, but finding one that aligns with your values and makes you comfortable is the most important part of this step.

Make an adoption plan

You can choose to have an open, semi-opened or closed adoption. For more information on these types of adoption, read our blog on this topic.

Choose a family

Selecting a family to adopt your baby can be exciting for some birth mothers, but it is by no means a requirement. You can view our waiting families profiles if this is something that interests you.

Make a hospital plan

Our adoption specialists can help walk you through what a hospital plan can include such as who will be in the room with you when you give birth and what happens after you’ve given birth.

Post adoption support

When your baby is with the adoptive family, you will complete some paperwork. You may continue to see your baby depending on the type of adoption you choose. There will also be mental health and emotional support available.

Facing unplanned pregnancy?

You have options.

At A Baby Step Adoption, our caring caseworkers are here to help you understand your options. We are here to help you make the right choice for you and your baby. Let us help and support you.

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