If I adopt a infant, how old is the baby when I receive him or her?
When adopting a newborn, the baby can be 24 hours to three days old.
In most infant adoptions, the baby will be discharged directly from the hospital to the adoptive family. A very few states require temporary cradle care before placing the baby with the adoptive family. Once you have been mutually matched with a birth mother, it is easy to learn about the requirements in her state. Our staff can advise you with details and referrals to attorneys as needed.
Parenthood is one of the most joyous experiences in life and we feel it is important, if at all possible, to experience your child’s life from the very beginning. This is one of the advantages of a Lifetime Adoption when compared with international adoptions. We do everything we can to be sure that you are designated as the parents of your child even prior to the birth.