Adoption can be a positive choice to give your baby a loving home with people who are unable to have children themselves. Placing a baby for adoption can be a way of showing that you love them and want them to have what you are not able to give them at the moment.

What happens in adoption?

  • You can say what sort of people you would like your child to have as parents.
  • You can know as much or little about the adoptive family as you wish.
  • Your child will have a life story book which tells them about you, so that as they grow up they can know where they came from.
  • You can usually exchange letters and photos annually through the social services or adoption agency if you wish.
  • A social worker can visit you to help you start thinking about adoption.  You do not have to decide straight away.
  • The baby would go to foster parents for 6 weeks after birth, you are allowed to visit and can still change your mind.
  • When the baby goes to the adoptive family, they can apply for an adoption order after 3 months.
  • You do not have to go to court, you just have to sign a court document agreeing to the adoption.
  • Once an adoption order is made in court, it cannot be changed.
  • Placing your baby for adoption would not be an easy decision. But it can be a positive choice for some people.

We at Cedaroak would be happy to talk to you further, and to support you for as long as you need in considering adoption.

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