Placing an Older Child for Adoption

Are you thinking of placing your child up for adoption?

giving up your older child for adoption can be difficult, but best for the child and youWhether you’re unable to parent another child, having financial struggles, or wish to give your child more than what you can offer right now, adoption can be a positive, loving choice. No matter your situation, you’re not alone, and open adoption gives you many options.

Most of Lifetime’s adoptions are of newborns and infants, although we do work with adoptive parents seeking to adopt a toddler, preschool-aged child, or a child up to seven years old. When you contact Lifetime to make an adoption plan for a child older than seven years old, we can provide you with referrals to get the necessary resources in your area. You may also wish to reach out to social services, consider a temporary guardianship, or a kinship adoption.

Giving a child up for adoption can be one of the most loving decisions you can make for your child. At Lifetime Adoption, you make the choices. Open adoption through Lifetime gives you the opportunity to make the choices that will affect you and your child. You can learn lots more about putting a child up for adoption and making an adoption plan for your child on this page: How to Put a Child Up for Adoption.

For more than 30 years, Lifetime has helped thousands of women who have been where you are right now–women from all types of situations, from all racial backgrounds, and of all ages. We can help you, too.

You can choose:

Two toddlers wearing bunny ears and playing with Easter eggs in a park lined with treesUnsure how to put your unborn baby or toddler up for adoption? We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions. Call or text us today at 1-800-923-6784 to get a free packet or to ask for personal assistance in selecting an adoptive family for your child or sibling group. We will also help you sort things out with the legal adoption rights of your child’s birth father.

Here are some helpful links so that you can learn more about giving a child up for adoption, and how Lifetime can help and support you in choosing your child’s future:

View Waiting Families
We have many families hoping to adopt an older child. We are very selective about the families we choose to work with in order to provide safe and successful adoptions.

Get Started With Your Adoption Plan
You can get started right away with an adoption plan by filling out this form online.

Read Stories of Children Placed through Lifetime
Read heart-warming stories about older children who have been placed into loving homes through Lifetime Adoption.

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