In domestic infant adoption, how old is the baby when we bring him or her home?

Adopting newborn baby how old
When adopting a newborn, the baby can be 24 hours to three days old. In most domestic infant adoptions, the baby will be discharged directly from the hospital to the adoptive family. 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 for your newborn baby adoption.

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 at the hospital. This is one of the advantages of a domestic infant adoption with 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.

Newborn baby girl sleeping

Similar questions that hopeful adoptive couples have asked:

Do you have newborns or infants now?

Can we select the gender of the child?

Do you ever have twins? 

If you’re thinking about becoming a parent through adoption, the first step is to complete Lifetime’s free application.

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