“I am pregnant and considering adoption for my baby.”
Our newborn adoption agency has offices in New York and Vermont, however, we work with women in the US to offer free guidance through your options. The final decision is yours to make. The staff at Friends and Adoption are supportive and kind. They will provide referrals to resources and answer your questions without any pressure or judgement. If you are facing an urgent situation, and live within the United States, we are always here for you.
Learn about your options in adoption if you are facing an unplanned pregnancy or if your baby was already born.
Call 1-800-982-3678 anytime
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You may also text with us
Our caring case managers are available to text with you Monday-Friday, from 8am to 4pm (EST).
Or if you prefer to email us:
Feel free to use email if you are able to wait for an answer to your questions, by filling out this easy, quick form.
One of our kind and knowledgeable case managers will reply to your email as soon as possible.
Q: “How do I give my baby up for adoption?”
A: Adoption is not giving up on a child. It’s a selfless act of love for the child.
One of the questions that we often hear from individuals facing an unplanned pregnancy is “how do I give my baby up for adoption?” When an expectant mother is considering adoption for their child, it is much more than just how to “give baby up for adoption“. It means making an adoption plan for her baby, and it means a lot of courage and incredible sacrifice on her part. By reading and selecting approved adoptive family profiles, expectant parents are able to review potential adoptive parents who are ready, willing and able to adopt a baby. By selecting a family, the pregnant woman/couple is in control of who will adopt the baby. She is not “giving up her baby”, she is choosing a life she dreams for her baby.
If you plan to leave your baby at a Safe Haven location within the U.S., please consider first calling Friends in Adoption to hear about all of your options, so you can make an informed decision.
Adoption is about finding forever families for children!
“I am experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and considering putting my baby up for adoption.”
“How Can I Receive Free Adoption Services From Friends in Adoption Agency?”
Friends in Adoption’s (FIA) kind and caring staff is here to support you at any time. We offer free, face-to-face, local counseling services for you and your family (or perhaps via Zoom or Skype during the pandemic), both prior to and after the birth of your baby. FIA will work with you, in accordance with state law, to cover some of your pregnancy expenses. Of course, any legal fees will be covered, as well.
FRIEND IN ADOPTION’S PROMISE TO YOU:
YOU DESERVE INFORMATION, NOT JUDGMENT
If you are facing a pregnancy decision, you need information without judgment. At Friends in Adoption, YOU will be treated with kindness and respect. We will support you while you learn about adoption and consider all your options.
YOUR LIFE. YOUR BABY. YOU ARE IN CONTROL.
From the very beginning, you are in control. You choose how to talk with us — whether it’s via email, phone calls, or texting that’s up to you. We are glad to be in touch with you via the format you choose. Our goal is to provide you information without any pressure, so you can make an informed decision.
YOU CAN CHOOSE THE RIGHT FAMILY FOR YOUR BABY
By reading and selecting approved adoptive family profiles, expectant parents are able to review potential adoptive parents who are ready, willing and able to adopt a child. By selecting a family, the pregnant woman/couple is in control of who will adopt the baby.
“So what are the first steps I need to take in order to place my baby for adoption?”
Because every adoption situation is unique, the best first step a pregnant woman, pregnant couple, or birth parent can make when considering making an adoption plan for their baby is to reach out to a compassionate, kind, and above all ethical adoption professional. There’s so much information online, and it can be mind-boggling to navigate through it all. If you reach out to Friends in Adoption by choosing one of the contact options available to you, you can rest assured that we are here to help you. Our main goal is to offer you information regarding your options in adoption, so you can make informed choices. Regardless of what your decision may be, you deserve to always be treated with kindness and respect. The decision on how to proceed will always be yours to make.
CHOOSING THE BEST ADOPTION AGENCY:
There are many adoption agencies out there, and it can be overwhelming to choose the right one. The most important thing to consider is finding qualified professionals that you can trust, who will give you information without pressure and who will respect your individual needs. Friends in Adoption is a non-profit, licensed adoption agency operating in the United States that employs experienced, caring adoption professionals.
OUR STAFF IS HERE TO HELP YOU:
If you need to talk to one of our experienced and kind case managers right away, feel free to call us right now at 1-800-982-3678. We are available every day, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. By the way, our phone number spells 1-800-98-ADOPT in case you need to remember it later. And if you prefer to email us instead, just go ahead and fill out our contact form. We will reply to your email as soon as possible. 🙂
Friends in Adoption is here. We are running just the same as always. Working remotely is one of our biggest strengths.
Read Friends in Adoption’s article about how FIA can help pregnant women considering adoption for their baby during quarantine.
“I want to receive a child into my home and become an adoptive parent!”
“What are the next steps?”
Find out more about how to adopt a child
Other Ways to Contact Friends in Adoption
Whether you prefer to call, text, or email, FIA is here for you. For email, we have prepared different forms in order to assist to your specific adoption-related needs. We’ll respond as soon as possible!
Visit our Forms Central page
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