Question: “What if I change my mind about adopting my baby out, and decide I want to raise my child myself?”
Answer: We understand that adoption is a big decision and might make you feel uncertain. Many women thinking about adoption worry that they may later regret their choice, and wonder, “If I give my baby up for adoption, can I get her back later?”
Know that just by contacting our agency, it doesn’t obligate you to make an adoption plan. You can contact Lifetime Adoption Agency at any time to learn more about the unplanned pregnancy choice of adoption.
And, know that you’re always in charge during your adoption planning process. You can change your mind and stop the adoption process at any time.
Your adoption decision doesn’t become final until you give your consent after your baby is born. Until that point, you have the right to change your mind and parent your child.
During your pregnancy, you still have the chance to change your mind and stop the adoption process. You’re probably considering adoption because you want your baby to grow up in a stable home.
Choosing Your Open Adoption Relationship
After you’ve given consent to the adoption, it doesn’t mean that you have to end your relationship with your baby. Many birth mothers have found comfort in keeping an open adoption relationship with their child after placement.
Getting Free Counseling and Support
Adoption isn’t an easy choice to make, and so most women face difficult feelings before, during and after the adoption process. Your Adoption Coordinator is available 24/7 to provide professional adoption services at no cost to you. If you need help to sort through your feelings, Lifetime can connect you with a third-party licensed counselor for free. We want to help you explore your options, and ultimately make a decision that you feel good about.