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19 Oct 2012
A birth mother faced with an unexpected pregnancy may be looking for someone to “adopt my baby” and provide the baby with the things that she is unable to, but she may have questions and concerns about adoption. Adoption has really changed from what it was once in earlier years. Many same-sex couples are now seeking to adopt a child, and according to an article written by the New York Times, more Caucasian couples than ever are overcoming adoption’s racial barriers. Many older couples are adopting older children, and there are always some good-hearted families willing to take on a child with a disability and provide the child with every advantage in life. Adoption is becoming an easier and wider choice than ever before.

When families want to adopt a child from their own native country, it is known as domestic adoption. Many parents are interested in adopting a very young child. A pregnant woman wondering “who will adopt my baby” is in a good place for this. Birth mothers looking for information on how to find someone to adopt the baby will find that there is often an overwhelming amount of information out there. Here are some common ideas that a birth mother may encounter, some of which are false:

Placing a baby for adoption means I am selling my baby.

Wrong! This is fiction; a birth mother looking to find someone to “adopt my baby” is not selling the child. Adoption is a legal process in the United States. It is not a business transaction but a way to find a happy and healthy home for your baby. The system is not set up for adoption to be a financial benefit to either party.

If I am a birth mother to a child with disabilities, I won’t find someone to adopt my baby.

False. There are many couples out there who are willing to welcome a child with disabilities into their homes. Birth mothers can rest assured that they will find a family for the child.

Even in open adoption, I will have no say in the child’s future when a family chooses to adopt my baby.

True. Birth parents sign away their rights when they select adoptive parent, but in an open adoption they are able to remain involved throughout the child’s life. Always remember that since laws vary from state to state, it is crucial to do some research on adoption in the area where you live. An agency can also bring their expertise in the adoption process to the table and assist with paper work. The trend toward open adoption is widespread with the exception of international adoptions. Gone are the days when domestic adoption was shrouded in secrecy; children now placed in open adoption have the benefit of a relationship with the birth parents as well as access to important medical information. Children adopted in this open environment have a healthy understanding of family.  Adoption can be a great life-changing experience for all parties involved.

This article was written by Ayako Montpas, on behalf of AdoptHelp, helping you through the process of adoption. To know about the child adoption process, you may also visit

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