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Frequently Asked Questions about Putting Your Older Child for Adoption

Can you give an older child up for adoption?

Absolutely. It’s never too late to make an older child adoption plan. If your child is anywhere from 6 months to 5 years of age, we would be happy to help you find a safe and loving family to place them with.

How much does it cost to put my older child up for adoption?

Putting your older child up for adoption does not cost you anything. The adoptive family is responsible for all adoption-related costs.

How long will it take to put my older child up for adoption?

This process will move entirely at your pace. There will be no rush, no judgment, and no pressure. Nothing will ever move faster than you’re comfortable with. On the other hand, if you want to place your older child as fast as possible, the entire process can be completed quickly, depending on your situation and what type of transition plan is needed for your child.

Does my child’s father have to agree to the adoption?

The level of consent required by your child’s biological father depends on state law. The adoption professional we connect you with can explain to you what is needed in your state.

Can I get financial help after putting my older child up for adoption?

Depending on the laws in your state, birthmothers may be eligible for financial assistance in the form of reimbursement for pregnancy expenses. It’s usually provided in a lump sum. If you are in need of counseling during or after the adoption, that will be paid for by the adoptive family.

Why choose Angel Adoption?

At Angel Adoption, we believe that birthmothers are angels who bring miracles into the lives of others. That’s why we named our company after them. With more than 25 years of experience, our team would be honored to guide you through your adoption journey. Over the years, we have helped hundreds of women across the United States place their older children with loving and deserving families.

As a prospective birthmother working with Angel, we offer you:

  • a safe and supportive space to explore adoption — no judgment, no pressure, and no rush.
  • our team of adoption coordinators available for you 24/7 to help with whatever you need.
  • the ability to browse through hundreds of adoptive family profiles to find the best fit for your child.
  • access to trusted adoption professionals in your area who will personally walk you through the adoption process.
  • a completely safe, ethical, and legal adoption experience.