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will couples adopt not newborns?

hi, my baby is two weeks old. i considered adoption when i was pregnant but now i really know i should not parent her. will agencies place not newborn babies?

Re: will couples adopt not newborns?

  • Hi, Sham! Welcome to the board. I am so sorry you are going through this hard time; I know you must be struggling!

    To answer your question, yes. Agencies will place children that aren't newborns. I recommend that you give a few agencies a call over the next few days or weeks to get a feel for which one may be a good fit for you (if that's the direction you'd like to go). There are also adoption facilitators and private adoption attorneys that can help you. For any of these options, there shouldn't be any cost to you.

    I've heard good things about Bethany Christian Services, and they have a page of info that may be helpful to you at this stage, even though your baby is already 2 weeks old:
    http://www.bethany.org/main/pregnancy-resources/adoption

    Once again, I am so sorry that you have to go through this trial; it totally sucks. If you have questions about placing your baby for adoption, there are a few amazing ladies on this board who placed their children. They may be able to answer some questions.

    Praying that you'll feel some peace and direction!

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  • yes they will but you will need the consent from the father as well.
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  • It's probably best to contact an agency so they can guide you through the process, but you can also go to websites such as parentprofiles.com and view adoptive families.  You can search by your state if you want them to be near and so forth. The adoptive families specify what they are looking for, including the age of the child.  Many are open to 0-6 months.  Good luck!
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  • Yes, couples will adopt children of any age. Personally, we are proceeding with Domestic Infant Adoption but our range is 0-6months. Speak with an agency/social worker who can assist you in finding the right home for your child if you feel you it is best.

    I truly wish you strength and support through this process. 

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  • YES!!! 

    We are living proof- we are currently in process to adopt a 12 year old (internationally).  With a surprise pregnancy in the mix. And we aren't an isolated case.

    On our journey we've met hundreds of families adopting children of ALL ages, special needs, nationalities.......there are good families out there with a lot of love to give : )

     Stay strong- sending lots of love your way. 

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  • Yes. Our agency definitely places children up through toddler age. And, at our agency the "newborn" category goes up to two months. Good luck with your decision. 
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  • Welcome.  I know this must be a hard time for you.  If you are thinking that you should not parent then you shouldn't.  Adoption is the most UNselfish thing you can do for your child.  It's a wonderful thing.  Agencies will absolutely place a child that is not an infant.  I would contact an agency in your area.  If you are unsure of agencies you can be directed by your local child protective agency's online website.  I applaud you for considering this for your child.  Good luck to you and I'm sending you a hug.

     

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