Every parent wants the best life for their child and in some cases even if it means giving up their baby for adoption. Sometimes you may find yourself in a situation where you have been pushed to the wall and your last resort is surrendering the baby up for adoption although reluctantly. It’s certainly a difficult decision to make and no one should be demonized for it. The adoption process isn’t a simple one, neither is it a short one. It involves a lot of paperwork and loads of information which might be overwhelming. Here is a quick guideline of giving a baby up for adoption.
Step 1: See An Adoption Professional
Talking to an adoption specialist will help you to understand adoption which is the first step in your decision-making process. This will aid you in making an informed decision.
Step 2: Determine The Type Of Adoption
When giving up for adoption you are allowed to decide what type of relationship, if any, you would like to have with the child and the adoptive family. There are three types of contact you can have with an adoptive family: closed, open and semi-open. It is up to the biological parent to decide what level of contact you will have with their child.
Step 3: Choose The Family
Parents giving baby up for adoption are allowed the privilege of learning and ultimately choosing the family that will take in their child. The adoption agency you decide on will avail information about the adoptive families so you can learn about their careers, interest and what triggered their desire to become parents through adoption.
Next, you need to view the waiting families’ adoption profiles online as you start your search for potential adoptive parents. Once you have selected a family you can choose to either meet them in person or via a phone interview. In this modern world, you can even hold a video chat if you are too far. It will be somewhat satisfying to interact with them as it will allow you to address any concerns you might have.
Step 4: Preparation For Relinquishment
This involves the birth parents voluntarily giving their parental rights to the adoptive parents. The adoption agency is responsible for passing the parenting rights from the birth parents to the adoptive parents. The adoption specialist will be present when you sign the relinquishment papers.
This can be a very emotional process but your adoption specialist will be there to help you go through with it.