Placing a Newborn Baby for Adoption After Birth in Colorado
Choosing adoption may be a tough decision for you during your pregnancy, and during such, you constantly question if you should put your baby up for adoption. You never received a direct answer from those you might have sought out support from due to their opinions differentiating. Also, you may have put your baby up for adoption during your pregnancy but changed your mind due to a bond you created with your baby. There could have been a multitude of circumstances you endured and struggled with during your pregnancy and mentally. As a result, you weren’t ready to go through with the pregnant adoption process during the pregnancy.
Now that your baby has been born, you have come to realize that adoption might be the best choice. However, as a mother with the child in your custody, you know you can’t physically or financially take care of the child. Do you now want to know if your state, Colorado, allows adoption after the baby has been born? The answer is Yes. That is where Adoption Choices of Colorado can come to help and support you. We provide private adoption services in Colorado that can assist you during the Colorado adoption process. We provide information beforehand that is vital about Colorado’s adoption laws, processes, and plans before you proceed with your Colorado adoption plan. We would like to make sure you are certain about your decision, and no one is pushing you or making decisions for you.
Can I Put My Child Up for Adoption in Denver After They are Born?
Without question, Adoption Choices of Colorado serves the state of Colorado, which includes Denver adoptions. We have two locations that can be near you in Golden, Colorado, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. Just to be clear, in Colorado, there is no limitation on the age of putting your child up for adoption. Meaning the child can be years old, and you can put them up for adoption. Though the process will be different from putting the baby up for adoption during your pregnancy or while the child is still an infant, if your child is 12 years of age and older, that child has a say in giving consent to their adoption.
What is the Difference Between Adoption While Pregnant Compared to After Birth?
There is a difference, but not much, and Adoption Choices of Colorado will support both you and your baby either before or after the child is born. While pregnant with your baby, if you decide to put your baby up for adoption late or early on in the process of your pregnancy, you can come to Adoption Choices of Colorado. There are steps that we embark for you:
- Step 1: Contact Adoption Choices of Colorado by phone or through our portal and ask as many questions as you would like pertaining to any topic surrounding adoption. We are open 24/7 and have amazing people within our organization that can help you at any point.
- Step 2: You are to have a meeting with one of our caseworkers about your adoption options while learning the plans. Discuss the desired family you would like your unborn baby to be adopted by. Also, fill out paperwork and thoroughly examine adoption plans.
- Step 3: You will have a serious discussion with counselors about the adoption plans and make sure that your decision is secure. Provide help with finding resources if you need financial assistance with housing or medical expenses. During such time you will review parent profiles that Adoption Choices of Colorado provides you with.
- Step 4: You will look over the parent profiles and eventually choose the family you see fit to raise your baby. Depending on the adoption plan you have chosen, you or many not have contact with them leading up to the birth of your baby.
- Step 5: Prior to giving birth, you are to create a hospital plan that goes into detail about what you or don’t want pertaining to your birth. You shall ask questions that would probably be taken into consideration while giving birth and after.
- Step 6: After your baby is in custody, the adoptive family offers legal representation regarding the rights of relinquishing your child without any cost. After your baby is in the custody of the adoptive family, Adoption Choices of Colorado will still like you to keep in contact. We understand that after birth when your baby is no longer in your care, it may be a hard reality to face. We provide counselors to support you, if wanted, with the mental aspect of feeling down and offer to help you with rent if need be.
This process is for the birth mothers putting their baby up while pregnant. However, this process is not much different from if the child has been born. The difference is that your baby has already been born and possibly developed a bond with you. Which has to result in counseling and family counseling that Adoption Choices of Colorado provides. You shall still follow the same process as above with more guidance in terms of the process itself.
What to Do if the Birth Father Who is Not Present Refuses to Place Our Baby for Adoption?
In the state of Colorado, fathers have a say in the adoption of the child he shares with you. He has the right to give his consent or not for the adoption of his child. Though if you are in the situation of the birth father not being present, you can explain it to the court system. Going through such a process, the court can give you permission to put your baby up for adoption or not. Adoption Choices of Colorado can support you during such a time, and it might not be easy, but with representation and support, you can get through this.
If you are feeling defeated and don’t know what to do about the newborn baby you have in your custody, contact us. Adoption Choices of Colorado can support you and your baby and provide the child with a life you want him/her to have. We never judge or pressure you to make unwanted decisions, we just support you.
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and want to learn more about your adoption options, contact Adoption Choices of Colorado by email, phone, or text: Email Us, Text us: 720-371-1099, Call us: 303-670-4673 (HOPE). If you are hoping to adopt, please contact us here.
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