Is It Wrong to Give Your Child Up for Adoption?

Is putting your child up for adoption wrong? Absolutely not. If you feel that your child could have the life you’d like him or her to have with an adoptive family, there is nothing wrong with that. However, making an adoption decision is still never easy.

What if you don’t want your child anymore?

If you are thinking, “I don’t want my child anymore,” you may have someone in mind who can provide the love and support you cannot at this time in your life. You can choose to place your child for adoption with them, known as an identified adoption.

Can I put my 14 year old up for adoption?

A person can be adopted at any age. If you are a youth in care age 14 or older, you will be involved in the decision about whether or not you want to be adopted. You can only be adopted when your birth parents no longer have legal rights regarding you.

Can you just give up a child?

For most foster care cases, a state agency has determined a child is unsafe in parent’s home, and the child is removed involuntarily. You cannot just “give” your child up to the state; it must first be ruled that this choice is in the best interest of everyone involved. This is not an option in every state.

Is it cheaper to adopt an older child?

Adopting an older child from foster care is also much more affordable. A common misconception about adoption is that it’s an expensive process. Not only are older care adoptions quicker, but adoptions from foster care are also much cheaper than private and international adoptions.

Can a woman give her baby up for adoption without the father consent?

If a parent does not have Parental Responsibility (PR), the court is not required to have their consent before making an adoption order. However, if this parent has a close connection with their child, it is likely the court will want to find out their views, as well as the child’s.

Can I put my 13 year old up for adoption?

Yes, a thirteen year old can be placed for adoption. But only parents can put a child up for adoption; children cannot place themselves on an adoption list. (Almost all kids “hate” their parents at some point in their lives and want new ones.

How much is it to give a child up for adoption?

A local foster care adoption can cost up to $2,000, not including travel expenses. Private domestic adoption costs vary from adoption to adoption and state to state. An agency fee ranges from $15,000 – 30,000.

Can you give a 12 year old up for adoption?

Yes you can put a teenager up for adoption. It’s sort of kind of different than being put up for adoption, after being “Breast-Fed” for the first 5 days of your life, and then passed around in an adoption-agency in a hospital, say for nine-months, back in the 50’s.