Adopting a child is a bold and beautiful move that will forever change the lives of the adoptive triad. The life-changing experience of infant adoption can seem like an overwhelming choice. If you’re thinking about taking this amazing step, it’s important to do your research and ask yourself some tough questions first.
Once you’re ready to proceed with infant adoption, familiarizing yourself with the process is the next key step. Let’s discuss everything you need to know about what to expect during and after infant adoption.
Getting Started With The Infant Adoption Process
Are you thinking about placing your baby for adoption? You probably have a lot of questions about what the infant adoption process looks like and what to expect. It can be a confusing and emotional time but know that you are not alone.
There are many resources available to help you through the infant adoption process, including support groups, adoption professionals, and online research. One of the best things you can do is educate yourself about the infant adoption process and what it will mean for you, your baby, and the adoptive family.
The first step in infant adoption is usually to contact an adoption professional or agency. They will help you understand your options and give you information about the infant adoption process. With Texas Adoption Center, you can rest assured that you will have control of the process and that we’ll provide all the support you need along the way.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us so we can answer all of your questions. You can text us at 361-461-3742 or fill out our contact form, and our local adoption specialist will get back to you immediately.
The infant adoption process typically works like this:
- You will work with an experienced adoption specialist who will guide you through the adoption process and provide support every step of the way.
- You will choose the adoptive family that you feel is the best match for your child.
- Once you have selected an adoptive family, we will begin working on the legal paperwork.
- Once the baby is born, you can spend as much or as little time with them as you want before they go home with the adoptive family you chose.
- You will have the option to stay in touch with the adoptive family and your child through letters, emails, phone calls, and/or visits.
When you’re ready to choose a family for your infant, we will provide you with all the information and resources you need to make an informed decision. You can also select the family you want based on their interests, parenting style, and more. Once you’ve chosen a family, you can begin developing a relationship with them if you wish. Ultimately, the decision is yours, and we want you to be confident in your choice.
You also get to decide how your time at the hospital will be spent, and we will help you through what to expect. After the baby is born, Texas law requires you to wait at least two days (48 hours) before you can permanently relinquish your parental rights and legally move forward with the adoption. During those two days, our adoption specialist will be with you to provide ongoing support, and the adoptive family is usually there unless you prefer a different arrangement. The key decisions are yours, and you will never be pressured to do anything you’re not comfortable with.
What Happens After The Infant Adoption Process?
After you adopt an infant, the next steps will depend on the type of adoption plan you choose. Some mothers opt to stay in contact with the adoptive family, which can involve exchanging letters and pictures or personal visits. Ultimately, it’s up to you what level of contact you want to maintain. These decisions are made in advance and reflect what you want for yourself and your child.
The most important thing after the infant adoption process is that your child is placed in a loving home with parents who will provide them with everything they need to thrive. It is also essential that you feel confident and comfortable with your decision to place your infant for adoption.
Overall, the infant adoption process can be an emotional experience for everyone involved. With the right support, it can also be an incredibly rewarding one.
If you have any questions about the infant adoption process or what to expect after, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our adoption specialists at Texas Adoption Center. We’re here to answer your questions and provide the support you need every step of the way. Call us today.