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How to Put your Unborn Baby up for Adoption [It’s Never too Early or Late]

Putting your unborn baby for adoption in Ohio can give them to have the life you’ve always dreamed of — a loving family, a safe home and an abundance of opportunity. American Adoptions can make this dream a reality.

Adoption can be an amazing choice to make for you and your baby if you’re coping with an unplanned pregnancy. If you’re new to the adoption process, you might have a lot of questions. We have you covered. If you’re trying to figure out how to choose adoption for your unborn baby in Ohio, our adoption specialists will be there for you every step of the way.

Many of our adoption specialists have firsthand adoption experience as birth parents and adoptive parents and are intimately familiar with the process on a personal level, as well as a professional level. This experience allows us to provide you with service and care that other agencies may not be able to provide. As one of the nation’s leading infant adoption agencies, we’ve helped thousands of birth mothers find an amazing family for their unborn baby. And we’re prepared to do the same for you.

To learn more about how to put your unborn baby up for adoption, continue reading the article below or get more information by calling 1-800-ADOPTION or contacting us online.

How to “Give My Unborn Baby Up” for Adoption in Ohio

If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and wondering how to put your unborn baby up for adoption in Ohio, we have you covered. Having an understanding of the adoption process beforehand can help you prepare for what to expect and allows you to make decisions that are best for you and your baby.  No matter what your situation is, the process for putting your baby up for adoption is pretty straightforward. Our adoption specialists will be there to walk you through the process, step by step. 

Here’s how you can put your unborn baby up for adoption in five steps.

Step 1: Contact an Adoption Specialist

If you’re putting your unborn baby up for adoption in Ohio, the professional you work with can make all the difference. When you work with American Adoptions, we will do everything in our power to give you a positive adoption experience.  With over 30 years of experience in completing thousands of successful adoption, we are confident we can help you find the perfect family for your baby.

To get started with your adoption process today, contact an adoption specialist online or call 1-800-ADOPTION.

Step 2: Choose the Adoptive Parents

When you begin the process of putting your unborn child up for adoption, you’ll create an adoption plan. When you create your adoption plan, you will be able to make all your own decisions. Your adoption specialist will be there to put your plans in motion and answer your questions, but you will always be in control of your adoption. One of the choices you get to make is choosing the adoptive family who will raise your baby. If you’re wondering how to find adoptive parents for your unborn baby in Ohio, your adoption specialist will be there to help you.

When looking for someone to adopt your unborn baby, you will be able to list all the qualities you’d like the prospective adoptive family to have. Some things you might consider when choosing the family that will raise your child are:

  • Where do you want your kids to grow up?

  • Are you interested in a transracial adoption?

  • Do you want your child to have older siblings?

  • Do you want your child to grow up in religion?

  • Do you want a same-sex or different-sex couple?

  • And more.

These are just a few of the things you will be able to decide when finding the perfect family for your baby. Your adoption specialist will find adoptive family profiles that match your preferences. They’ll present these profiles to you to look through. You can take as much time as you need to find an adoptive family that you know will give your baby an amazing life. You can also sort through these profiles online whenever you want.

Step 3: Get to Know the Adoptive Family

If you’re choosing adoption for your unborn baby, once you’ve found the family that you feel is a perfect fit to raise your child, you can notify your adoption specialist.  You will then have the opportunity to get to know them.  Getting to know the prospective adoptive family can help you determine if they truly are the best match for your child. It’s also a great way to start establishing a bond before the baby is born.

Your adoption specialist will arrange and mitigate a conference call between you and the hopeful adoptive family. This is a great opportunity to ask any burning questions you may have. From here, you can continue communication leading up to the pregnancy through emails, texts, calls and even in-person visits.

Step 4: The Hospital Stay 

This is the big day! Once you go into labor, the hopeful adoptive family will be notified so that they can begin traveling to the hospital. When giving your unborn baby up for adoption, you must wait 72 hours after the baby is born to sign the adoption paperwork consenting to the adoption in Ohio. Keep in mind that you can change your mind about any part of your adoption plan all the way up until you sign paperwork terminating your parental rights.

 This can be a lot to take in, but your adoption specialist will be there with you lend support and answer any questions you may have.

Step 5: Stay in Touch with your Child 

Adoption doesn’t have to be goodbye forever. At American Adoptions, we make sure all the adoptive families we work with are open to some degree of post-placement contact with the expectant parent who chooses them.  You and the adoptive family will be able to discuss what you want this post-adoption contact to look like, whether it be:

  • Texts

  • Calls

  • Emails

  • Photos

  • In-person visits

Open adoption has been proven to benefit everyone involved in the adoption. You will be able to have a role in your child’s life and know how they are doing, and the adoptive family will be able to speak openly about the adoption to your child. Your child will never have to wonder where they came from and will know that they have the love of two families.

Putting your Unborn Child up for Adoption in Ohio is a Gift

As you go through the adoption process, you might see and hear the phrase “give your baby up.” We cannot stress enough that adoption is never giving up. It couldn’t be further from it. We use “give up your baby” and “give your baby up” on our website because this is a commonly searched phrase among those considering adoption. By including the phrase on our website, it ensures that we show up in their search results so that we can give them the support they need.

Giving your unborn child up for adoption is a brave and selfless choice. You are making this big decision to give your child a life full of opportunity with a loving adoptive family. You’re giving them the gift of the best future possible.

Putting your unborn baby up for adoption in Ohio can be the best way to return to the life you’d planned for yourself. Whether you had education or career goals, or just didn’t plan to parent, adoption can allow you to keep going on your intended life path.  Many birth moms we’ve worked with were able to achieve their goals after placing their unborn baby for adoption. Julia is one of those moms.

“Honestly, just sit down and think about the best interest of your child,” Julia said. “You’re going to contemplate the decision a hundred times but, at the end of the day, you’re going to know what’s right for you and what’s right for your child. Don’t think that your life is over; yeah, you have a little bump in the road, but that’s not going to stop you.”

When you work with American Adoptions, you will have access to many resources and services such as:

If you’d like to get more information about how to put your unborn baby up for adoption or begin your process today, please call us at 1-800-ADOPTION  or get more free information online right now.

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