“Giving Baby Up” for Adoption

You’ve probably heard or used the common terms, “Can I give my baby up for adoption in Maryland?” “Giving your newborn up for adoption in D.C.” or “giving a child up for adoption in Virginia.”

But what does “giving baby up for adoption” actually mean?

These phrases place blame on women who are selflessly choosing adoption for their children. If you’re considering giving your infant up for adoption in VA, MD or DC, it’s likely the most difficult decision you’ve ever faced. You’re also considering adoption because you want the best life possible for your baby.

Adoption can provide that life for your child. Jennifer and Catelyn are passionate about supporting women who are making the brave choice of “giving a baby up” for adoption in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. We’re here to support you, provide you with the information that you need to make the decisions that you feel are right for you and your baby, and to protect you throughout the process of giving a newborn up for adoption in your state.

Why Choosing Adoption for Your Child Isn’t Giving Up

You’re not “giving up” on your child or on being a good mother by choosing adoption. Although “giving up your baby for adoption” is a commonly-used phrase, it implies that you’ve “given up.” That’s not true at all. Adoption is the opposite of that. By considering adoption, it shows that you’re trying to selflessly give your baby the best life possible.

When you choose to give baby up for adoption in MD, VA, or DC, you’re making an incredibly difficult decision, but one that can provide them with an amazing future. They’ll have parents who have been waiting to love them, safety, security, opportunities, stability and endless love from both their birth and adoptive families. Choosing adoption for your child takes strength, courage and love.

It’s important to know that you’re in charge of every aspect of the process of giving your child up for adoption. You’ll create an adoption plan that outlines your wishes, including choosing your baby’s adoptive parents, deciding how you want your time in the hospital to go, how much contact you want to have with your child and their adoptive family after the adoption and more.

Remember that it’s never too late to place your child for adoption if you feel that’s what’s best for them in your situation. If you’re giving up a baby for adoption in Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia, you can still create an adoption plan even after your baby has been born. Sometimes, women will try to care for their baby in a difficult situation and they decide that adoption is the best choice for themselves and their child. So if you’re financially, emotionally, or physically struggling to provide for your baby and you feel that giving your infant up for adoption is right for you and your child, Jennifer and Catelyn can help you explore your options.

Just remember that, no matter your circumstances, you are not “giving up” your baby for adoption — instead, you are making the loving, selfless decision of “putting a baby up for adoption” or, better yet, “placing a baby for adoption.”

How We Can Help with Your Adoption Plan

When you create an adoption plan to “give baby up” for adoption, you’ll reflect on what you want from your experience as well as the kind of future you want for your baby. Consider:

  • Where do you imagine your child growing up?
  • Do you picture him or her having siblings?
  • What do you want their parents to be like? What would the adoptive parents’ interests, values or lifestyle be like?
  • How do you want your delivery to go? Who do you want with you at the hospital to support you?
  • Do you want the adoptive family to be involved in the birth of your baby?
  • How often do you want to keep in touch with your child and their adoptive parents after the adoption?

All of these choices and more belong to you and you alone.

Jennifer and Catelyn are here to inform you about all of your choices in the process of giving up a newborn for adoption in VA, MD, and DC so that you feel 100 percent comfortable with your adoption plan, and we’re always here to support you at every step of the way.

As your advocates and teammates, we are here to serve as your go-to for questions, to protect you legally, and to ensure that all of your wishes are met as you give up your baby for adoption in Washington D.C., Virginia, or Maryland. We’ll guide you through your state adoption laws and the processes of finding the perfect family that you feel is right for your baby, so that your adoption is completed correctly and your baby is safely in the home they’re meant to be welcomed into.

Your relationship with your baby and their parents doesn’t have to end with adoption finalization. You can choose to have an open adoption, so you don’t give up communication, either. Today, most adoptions are open or semi-open, so birth and adoptive families can remain in each other’s lives. Learn more about what it means to have an open adoption here.

To learn more about all the things you are giving to your baby instead of “giving up a baby” by choosing adoption, contact us online now.

“I believe in working with each of my clients—in support of their family dynamic—to make the dreams of parenthood a reality. Whether you are single or married; or gay; a step-parent, a surrogate or intended parent or a child of adoption, it is my mission to serve as your advocate. With a dedication to the ethical and sensitive nature of each situation, I will help you understand the laws within Maryland or Washington, DC for adoption or surrogacy, and pledge to be your partner throughout the journey.” - Jennifer Fairfax