Placing Baby for Adoption in the Hospital: Last Minute Adoptions
While many birth mothers begin the adoption process in Colorado during pregnancy, it is entirely possible to place your baby for adoption after you’ve given birth in the hospital.
There are countless reasons why a birth mother might choose a last minute adoption. Perhaps you were planning on keeping the child and then personal, financial, or familial factors shifted. Perhaps the reality of raising a child as the primary guardian didn’t hit home until after having your child. Perhaps you were waiting to see what your reaction was to seeing your baby to help you make a difficult decision. Whatever your circumstance may be, know that it is okay to place your baby for adoption in the hospital.
Infant Adoption in Colorado
One option for birth mothers who are looking to place their baby for adoption after giving birth is infant adoption. This means that you are the primary caregiver for your child while completing the adoption process over a longer timeline, giving you the chance to talk with a free counselor at Adoption Choices of Colorado as well as to meet with a caseworker to look over the profiles of potential adoptive parents. Infant adoption allows you to take as much time as you need to find the best adoptive parents for your child and to assure that you feel comfortable and assured by both your child’s adoptive parents and the adoption plan you created.
Infant adoption can transpire over the first 1-12 months of your baby’s life, and is a wonderful option for birth mothers choosing adoption after giving birth.
Baby Safe Haven in Colorado
If you do not want to be responsible for caring for your child and want to place your baby for adoption in the hospital, the right option for you may be a baby safe haven adoption. Choosing a baby safe haven allows you to contact Adoption Choices of Colorado, and we will send an adoption caseworker to the hospital to complete the official relinquishment paperwork with you. Upon releasing your guardianship rights, our adoption agency will have legal custody of your child and place them with a safe temporary family while we find an appropriate adoptive family. You will remain entirely anonymous. This allows you to leave the hospital without the responsibility of caring for your child and the assurance that your child is well cared for and being placed in a loving home.
Last Minute Adoptions in Colorado
It is totally okay to decide last minute that the best choice for you is to place your baby for adoption in the hospital. The realities of giving birth and seeing your baby may make the decision more clear for you, or your life circumstances may shift by the time you give birth. Don’t worry! We are here to provide you with the adoption services and peace of mind you need. We also offer free counseling and support groups for birth mothers post-adoption to assist you in your grieving process.
If you are expecting a child soon, reach out to Adoption Choices of Colorado. We would be more than happy to answer any of your questions, address any of your concerns and discuss all your available options when it comes to last minute adoptions. We will do our best to prepare you for whatever decision is right for you and your baby.
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy or you do not want to parent your newborn baby 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.
Meet the Author: Kara Bringewatt is an English major and psychology minor at Queens University of Charlotte. She plans to get her masters in social work and work at a nonprofit as a case manager for at-risk youth. She loves using writing as a means of creating community and bringing attention to causes she’s passionate about.
Kara is particularly interested in educational and mental health interventions for young people in foster care. She’s worked as a tutor, professional caregiver, preschool teacher and acting instructor, and loves being able to utilize her wide range of passions to support young people and plans on being a foster and adoptive parent.