How to Put a Child Up for Adoption
Most of Lifetime’s adoptions are of newborns and infants, although we work with adoptive parents interested in adopting an older child up to seven years old. If you contact Lifetime to learn about the child adoption process for a child older than seven, then we can provide you with referrals to get the necessary resources in your area. Additionally, you may wish to reach out to social services or consider a temporary guardianship or kinship adoption.
If you’re wondering, “Can I give my child up for adoption without the father’s consent?” then you’re not alone. We have helped many women in difficult situations with their child’s father. Lifetime will help you sort things out with the legal adoption rights of your child’s birth father.
Adoptive Families Open to Adopting an Older Child
Even though adoption can be a tough decision to make, you can take comfort in knowing that adoption today doesn’t mean “giving my child up.” You’re not “giving up” on anything; instead, you’re making a thoughtful, intentional plan. You can choose the adoptive parents for your child and customize the child adoption process to your needs.
Through Lifetime Adoption, you can meet many potential adoptive parents for your child. These adoptive families are ready and excited to adopt a child up to seven years old into their home.
Before they can adopt, hopeful parents must go through both comprehensive background checks and an interview from a social worker. These background checks include not only federal (FBI), state, and local criminal records, but also child abuse reports. In addition, a social worker will interview the hopeful adoptive parents and inspect their home to make sure it’s a safe place for a child.
So that mothers like you can get to know them, adoptive families create online profiles with information, photos, and videos. In their online profiles, prospective adoptive parents also share their location and neighborhood, gender and race preferences, lifestyles, desires, goals when adopting a child, and more. Once you take the time to look through these profiles, they can help you find the adoptive father and mother that can realize the hopes you have for your child’s future.
Making a Plan
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, racial backgrounds, and ages. So if you’re wondering how to put a child up for adoption, know that we can help you, too.
You can choose:
- The family to adopt your child.
- To keep things completely confidential.
- To have contact in the future.
- Quality counseling from outside counselors.
- To apply for an educational scholarship through the Lifetime Foundation.
Getting Started With the Child Adoption Process
Unsure about adoption? Maybe you’re wondering, “How much does putting a child up for adoption cost?” or even, “What’s the first step?” 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.
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 make an adoption plan for your child here.
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