Can You Put Your Child Up For Adoption?

Positive Adoption Language

It’s important to use positive adoption language when discussing the option of placing a child for adoption. Instead of saying “put up for adoption,” we say “making an adoption plan” or “considering adoption.” This shows respect for your decision-making and helps create a supportive environment for you and your child.

Can You Put Your Child Up For Adoption?

Yes, you can. The decision to place your child for adoption is deeply personal and valid. Adoption is a way for a child to find a loving, stable family when you’re unable to provide that yourself. You’re taking the first step by exploring your options, and it’s important to know that you have support and resources available to you throughout this journey. Let’s explore how you can navigate this process and find the peace you seek in making a decision.

Starting the Process

Before diving into the adoption process, take a moment to acknowledge the bravery it takes to consider this option. Your willingness to explore your options demonstrates strength and resilience. Remember, you’re not alone in this journey, and there are people and resources available to support you every step of the way. By reaching out for information and support, you’re taking an important step towards making a decision that’s right for you and your child. Now, let’s outline the steps you can take to navigate the adoption process with confidence and clarity.


Write down your questions: Take the time to jot down any questions or concerns you have about adoption. This will help you stay organized and ensure you get the answers you need.

Speak to an team member: Reach out to an Team Member who can provide you with information and support without any judgment or pressure. They’re here to listen to your story and give you the facts about adoption.
Make an adoption plan: Consider your options carefully and craft an adoption plan that aligns with your values and wishes for your child’s future. Explore the Parent Profiles on to find hopeful adoptive parents who resonate with you.
Access resources: Throughout your pregnancy, make use of resources such as financial assistance, medical care, and mental health support to ensure you have the support you need.

The Gladney Center for Adoption

The Gladney Center for Adoption is a trusted organization that provides compassionate support to birth parents considering adoption. If you’re feeling unsure about your options, take charge and reach out to a Gladney Options Counselor. They’re available to listen to your story, discuss your options, and provide you with factual information about adoption. Remember, you’re not alone in this journey, and many women have walked the path of an unplanned pregnancy before you.

Exploring Adoption

Adoption has evolved, and expectant mothers now have more control than ever before. Ultimately, adoption is a plan crafted by you, and the possibilities are as varied and unique as each expectant mother. Chat with an Options Counselor who will help you understand the possibilities for you and your child. If you choose to move forward with making an adoption plan, Gladney will be with you every step of the way.

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Making an Adoption Plan When You’re Already Parenting

Being a parent is a full-time responsibility, and if you’re considering adoption while already parenting, you have options. Gladney’s compassionate counselors can help you explore these options and craft a personalized adoption plan that meets your needs and wishes for your child’s future. Whether you’re in the hospital or have been parenting for a while, adoption is still a valid choice for you and your child.

What is Temporary Care

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and unsure about adoption, Gladney offers a Rest & Respite Program where your baby can go into Temporary Care with a safe, loving family for up to two weeks. This gives you the time you need to decide what’s best for you and your baby while receiving counseling and support from Gladney’s team.

You don’t have to put your baby up for adoption if it doesn’t feel right for you. Adoption planning can help you find peace in making a decision that’s best for you and your child. Your decision is valid, and you can always change your mind. Remember, you’re not alone, and there are resources and support available to you every step of the way.

Can You Put Your Child Up For Adoption? Learn about the process, your options, and find support for this important decision.