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4 Questions about Last Minute Adoption

While we usually don’t plan to leave things until the last minute, sometimes it happens anyway. Maybe we aren’t sure what is the right path for us at the start. Perhaps we needed more time to think things through. If you are wondering if it’s too late in your pregnancy to choose adoption, the answer is no, it’s never too late.

Adoption is a choice that is made with the wellbeing of both you and your child at the forefront. If you are nearing the end of your pregnancy, choosing adoption is still a possibility for you. At Adoption Choices of Missouri, we are happy to educate you around your options and get your started on your last minute adoption journey.

1. Can I Place My Baby for Adoption if I’m Due in a Few Weeks?

The short answer to this is yes. Even if you were not considering adoption for the majority of your pregnancy, it is never too late to make the choice that feels right to you. You are an individual and your path to adoption will be as unique as you are.

2. What are Some Reasons to Choose Adoption? 

If you are considering placing your child for adoption, you might have some questions about the benefits for you and your baby. The good news is that there are endless benefits for both of you.

Placing your baby for adoption ensures that he or she will grow up in a stable and loving home. Additionally, you will have the ability to select your child’s adoptive family and the type of adoption you wish to have. This means that you can continue to have a relationship with your child post placement if that is something you are interested in.

Choosing to put your baby up for adoption can benefit you by allowing you to focus on your career aspirations or dreams. If you are not financially stable, adoption can provide the room for you to grow in this area and prepare for the future. There are many other benefits as well and those can vary between each birth mother.

3. What is the First Step I Take to Begin the Adoption Process?

If you have decided to choose adoption, your first step will be to contact Adoption Choices of Missouri. You can schedule an initial visit, during which we will answer any questions that you have. We will also pair you with an adoption caseworker who will be your guide throughout your adoption journey.

4. How do I Know if Adoption is the Right Choice for Me? 

This is one of those questions that no one can answer for you. While you can certainly talk through your options and discuss your feelings with close friends, family members or counselors, the final decision has to come from you. Listen to yourself and follow your heart. Through reflection, discussion and time you can arrive at the decision that is best for you and your baby.

Can I Choose a Last Minute Adoption in Missouri?

Yes! You absolutely can! Keep in mind that it is never late to choose adoption, even if you are far along in your pregnancy. At Adoption Choices of Missouri, we understand the importance of making a decision that feels right for you and your baby. Our specialized adoption staff is here to provide educational resources and get you started on your adoption path.

Adoption Choices of Missouri serves birth parents statewide and beyond, please call us or text us to learn more! Call us toll free at 877-903-4488 or, in Missouri call or text us at 1-816-527-9800

Meet the Author: Molly Doyle is a native San Franciscan, Molly is an experienced educator and a dedicated writer. She holds her multiple subject teaching credential as well as her Masters of Arts in Teaching. When not teaching children or creating new written pieces, Molly can be found kicking around a soccer ball, going for urban hikes or whipping up a fruit pie.

She currently lives in Seattle, her first home outside of California.