I Cannot Provide for My Child, Can I Place him/her for Adoption?
Yes, if you have a newborn baby or even if your baby is a little older, you can contact Adoption Choices of Arizona and create an adoption plan to place your child up for adoption. If you are in this situation, finding out you were pregnant was probably super scary and overwhelming. You might have been torn between your pregnancy options – parent, terminate, or adoption. You chose to parent your child but now that you’re home, maybe some time has passed, you realize in your heart that you do not want to parent. There is nothing wrong with you and in fact you are brave to face these circumstances and start the adoption process.
Why would a woman choose to place a one-year-old child for adoption?
There are many reasons a woman might choose adoption. With an unplanned pregnancy she might know she’s not ready to parent, maybe the birth father doesn’t want to take responsibility or she’s in an abusive relationship. She might not have the financial resources to raise a child. On the other hand, she might already have a child or children and can’t raise another. She might be pursing her education or a career. Or maybe she’s just not ready.
When considering an older child, chances are she has been trying to parent her child and maybe she has found herself in a financial crisis, a bad situation, or maybe she realizes she is truly not ready. Really no matter what her situation is, if a woman decides to choose adoption we have the experience and compassion to help her.
Placing your child for adoption at any age
Whether your child was just born, a few months old, or even a couple years old, if you can not continue parenting, you have options. You are actually able to choose adoption for your child at any age. That said, the adoption process in Arizona does become more difficult as your child gets older. The longer you parent your child, the more attached to one another you become making the adoption transition difficult. Many adoption agencies won’t handle adoption placements over the age of 5. Many adoptive families are hoping to adopt an infant or a newborn.
Can I place a 1 month old baby for adoption? Yes. Choosing adoption for your 1-month-old is a courageous and selfless decision. Maybe you thought you were prepared to raise your baby but you are now realizing that you are not able to give your baby the best life possible. Adoption is definitely an option.
Can I place a 2 month old baby for adoption? Yes. Choosing adoption for your 2-month-old is a difficult but brave choice. After you have had your baby for 2 months, friends and family may judge you for your decision. It’s important to remember that this is your decision to make, not theirs.
Can I place a 3 month old baby for adoption? Yes. Choosing adoption for your 3-month old might be the perfect way to provide your baby with an amazing life. At this point your baby may have come to recognize you as their primary caregiver. This can make choosing adoption more emotionally difficult. These conflicting emotions are valid. Even though you know it’s what is best for you and your baby, it doesn’t mean you can’t experience feelings of grief and loss.
Can I place a 4 month old baby for adoption? Yes. You might be overwhelmed or scared by the thought of placing your baby for adoption. You have had time to bond with your child, and the adoption transition can be difficult. In your heart, if you know that this is the best choice for you and your baby, adoption is still an option for you.
Can I place a 5 month old baby for adoption? Yes. And while emotionally difficult, and fear of feeling regret exist, speaking with an adoption professional at Adoption Choices of X can help you navigate these concerns.
Can I place a 6 month old baby for adoption? Yes. After parenting your baby for 6 months, you might be wondering if it is too late to choose adoption. Adoption is still very much an option for you, and there are many adoptive families waiting for a 6 month old baby. Friends and family may try to talk you out of “giving up” your baby for adoption at 6 months. You know what’s best for you in this situation though, and you are the only one who can make this choice.
Can I place a 7 month old baby for adoption? Yes. The attachment by 7 months old is undeniable. While choosing adoption is brave and selfless, it will become more difficult as your child gets older.
Can I place a 8 month old baby for adoption? Yes. Despite some of the potential challenges of placing your 8 month old child for adoption, it can be one of the most rewarding and worthwhile things you ever do. Keep in mind, the birth father also has parental rights and will need to be onboard with the adoption plan or waive his parental rights. Our adoption agency legal teams will help organize this process.
Can I place a 9 month old baby for adoption? Yes. You are never “giving up” by choosing adoption, and with today’s open adoptions, you have the option of staying in contact with your child after they have been placed with their adoptive family. Over time your child will grow to understand that you chose adoption out of love.
Can I place a 10 month old baby for adoption? Yes. Adoption is an option at 10 months old. Reasons you might be considering adoption for your 10-month-old could be due to financial struggle, not having the support you need to raise your baby or not being able to pursue your dreams and raise a child at the same time.
Can I place a 11 month old baby for adoption? Yes. Adoption for an 11 month old is more complicated in terms of the information you will need to provide. You will be asked to provide your child’s birth certificate, medical records, the father’s name on the birth certificate, any child support provided by any father, and documentation of everywhere your child has lived. None of this is meant to scare you from pursuing adoption; if you are sure that adoption is right for you and your baby, it will be worth overcoming all of these challenges to provide your child with an amazing life.
Can I place a 1 year old baby for adoption? Yes. If after a year, you are sure that you do not want to continue parenting, you might be wondering if it’s too late to choose adoption. You could be asking, “Is it possible to give your kid up for adoption after a year old?” The short answer to this question is, yes. Placing a 1 year old child up for adoption can be one of the most rewarding and worthwhile things you ever do, because it can provide you and your child both with a brighter future. But the process of putting a 1 year old for adoption is not without its unique challenges. Don’t worry, the right adoption professional will help you through every step.
Can I place a 2 year old child for adoption? Yes. Putting a 2 year old up for adoption is an option. It will be more challenging as far as the information you provide and at this point you have been connected for 2 years. The adoption transition might require more patience and emotional support.
Placing an older baby or older child for adoption in Arizona
While placing your child for adoption at any age is possible, it’s not always easy. We understand that you just want what’s best for your child. We are not here to judge you nor convince you what to do one way or the other. There are options available to you that can help you give your child the life they deserve, full of love and support.
If you are considering placing an infant, toddler, or preschooler for adoption, Adoption Choices of Arizona private adoption agency can help. For adoption resources or to begin your adoption journey, birth parents can visit us at Adoption Choices of Arizona or call or text us at 1-480-900-5520. If you are a prospective adoptive family hoping to adopt a baby, please instead, visit us here!