Frequently Asked Question

Adoption After Giving Birth - Is It Possible?

The simple answer to the question in the headline is YES. Absolutely. In fact, while pre-birth planning lets you, your family and friends, and even the adoptive family have more time to adjust and prepare, it’s not at all uncommon for mothers to choose adoption after giving birth.

You may decide to “put your child up for adoption” after birth for a variety of reasons. You may have a better understanding of adoption as an option. Or you may find yourself without the support you were counting on. No matter the circumstances, don’t hesitate to contact us at Friends in Adoption. We’re caring, supportive, and experienced adoption professionals who’ve worked with women throughout the U.S. who chose adoption after they’d given birth.

Are There Age Limits On Adoption After Giving Birth?

The simple answer here is NO. You can decide at birth or days, weeks, months, or even years later to “give your child up” for adoption. Situations can change, so it’s not uncommon for women to select adoption after their baby is born.

Keep in mind, though, later adoption may be more difficult emotionally. As you spend time with the baby, your attachment will grow as will the baby’s. Also, many adoption agencies, including Friends in Adoption, focus on infant adoptions.