Though some may use the phrase “giving a baby up for adoption,” that doesn’t mean a mother is “giving up” on her baby. Instead, that birthmother is making the difficult and emotional decision to provide a strong foundation and future for her baby. At Angel Adoption, we prefer to avoid judgmental phrases, as there are many factors and reasons behind why an expectant mother chooses to “give her baby up for adoption.” Consider these common reasons that many expectant mothers are faced with.
Choosing adoption isn’t always easy. The staff at Angel Adoption is devoted to being your support system throughout the entire process. Learn about the Adoption Process for Birthmothers »
Contact Angel Adoption to learn about your options.
Begin prenatal care and learn about having a healthy pregnancy.
We’ll help you create an adoption plan that reflects your unique needs.
Browse our list of loving adoptive families and find one that’s the right fit for your baby.
Connect with an adoption social worker or adoption attorney.
Social Worker or Attorney
We will provide you with support and assistance throughout your pregnancy.
After your baby is born, he or she can go directly home with the adoptive family.
Place Your Baby
Legalize the adoption by completing the necessary paperwork.
Continue with post-adoption support to move forward in a healthy way.
Explore our information and resources for expectant mothers considering adoption. Here you’ll find everything you need to learn about the adoption process — before, during, and after. Get informed on each step of the adoption journey, so you can make the best decision for you and your baby!
We can help you decide if adoption is the best option for you.
Get helpful advice on how to pick an adoptive family for your baby.
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You can Choose which type of adoption is best for you and your baby. With an open adoption, identifying information is shared, including names, phone numbers, and email addresses. A semi-open adoption is like an open adoption, but limited to only the exchange of photos, emails, text messages, and sometimes phone calls. In a closed adoption, no identifying information is shared between birthparents and adoptive families. Learn about the Types of Adoption »
One of the most rewarding parts of adoption is choosing the adoptive family who will raise your child. We invite you to browse our list of loving families from across the United States hoping to adopt a baby. Each family’s profile contains photos and extensive information about them, including where they live, what they do for a living, their favorite interests and hobbies, family traditions, and much more.
For most birthmothers, it is an extremely difficult and emotional decision to “give their baby up” for adoption, and many reasons factor into their decision. At Angel Adoption, our birthmother coordinators can provide judgment-free guidance and assistance throughout the adoption journey. Though it’s tough, our real birthmother stories can offer comfort and support when considering adoption.
The first step towards giving your baby up for adoption is contacting an adoption professional, like Angel Adoption. If you choose to work with us, we will be your guide and support system throughout the entire process. You will look through adoptive family profiles based on your personal criteria and choose a family for your baby. We will also help you create an adoption plan based on your wants and needs, such as whether it will be open, semi-open, or closed, who will be with you during delivery, and what you’ll do after the adoption. Learn about the Adoption Process »
No. As a potential birthmother, all of our services are provided at no cost to you.
Yes! Depending on state adoption laws, your baby’s adoptive parents can pay for your legal fees, counseling fees, reasonable pregnancy-related expenses, housing and utility fees, and medical bills that are not covered by insurance or public aid. Learn about Financial Assistance for Birthmothers »
Absolutely! As a potential birthmother, we encourage you to browse our adoptive family profiles and choose a family you feel would be a good fit for you and your baby. We can help you choose a family and they will contact you in whatever way you’re most comfortable with. If you want, you can spend time with them on your own to get to know them better. Many expectant mothers meet adoptive families for dinner, go to doctor’s appointments together, talk on the phone, text back and forth, and/or send emails to one another. It’s totally up to you how open or private you want your relationship to be. How to Choose an Adoptive Family »
Absolutely, it is never too late to consider adoption. We regularly receive calls and messages from women who are in labor, who have already had their baby and are in the hospital, or who have already taken their baby home. Families are prepared for the possibility of an after-delivery adoption and will be happy to travel anywhere in the country to meet you, so we can have an adoptive family available for your baby within hours. If you’re considering adoption at any point during or after your pregnancy, contact us anytime — we are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.