Is Adoption an Option in My Cirumstances?
It’s a common fear expressed by prospective birth mothers: “Can I choose adoption for my baby in my circumstances?”
People of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life choose to place their children for adoption. No matter what a woman’s situation, adoption is almost always an option for her and her baby.
Still, if you are considering placing a baby for adoption, you might have questions about how your unique circumstances will impact the process. Do you have the right to make an adoption plan if you are a minor? What if you are facing certain challenges in your life, like incarceration or an existing CPS case?
The best way to learn about your options in your individual situation is to reach out to an adoption professional. In the meantime, though, you can learn more about choosing adoption in some common situations below.
Can You Choose Adoption if You’re Pregnant in Jail?
It’s important to know exactly what your options are if you’re pregnant in prison: temporarily or permanently placing your baby with a member of your family or a friend, letting the state take custody of your child after birth, or creating an adoption plan.
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Placing a Child for Adoption Without U.S. Citizenship
Any woman experiencing an unplanned pregnancy is in a difficult situation. This is especially true if you’re not ready to be a parent, and it’s only made harder when other legal elements, like your citizenship status, are factored into the equation.
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