Questions about Birthparents

First, it is perfectly natural to want to know what happened to your baby. Please contact the adoption agency or adoption attorney that made the placement. Let them know that you are interested in finding your...
If a potential birthmother is enrolled in an Native American or Native Alaskan tribe, the tribe would have to agree to the placement if the birthmother plans to place the child with adoptive parents who are...
If you are planning on doing an open adoption, you will be able to see your child (typically, once a year) and have other information about how they are doing, but this is still an adoption. You cannot reclaim...
Every state requires adoption agencies to keep copies of adoption records forever. If they go out of business the state Department of Social Services (sometimes called the Department for Youth, Family and...
First, it is wonderful that you want to have a connection to your birth grandchild. This is the best possible situation for the child, as there cannot be too many people who love them. I would first speak...
Yes, a non-U.S. Citizen may place their child for adoption in Indiana, as long as the child was born in the the United States and there is a birth certificate that proves this. A child born in the United...
Yes, this is possible, but there is a caveat. Birth grandparents do not have any legal rights, but many are very involved in open adoptions. Your daughter would need to talk to the adoptive family she chose...
Although it is possible (though rare) to have a closed adoption with no contact between the adoptive and the birth family it is not possible to have no public record of the adoption. Although adoption files...
Yes, you need to tell your baby's father about the adoption plan. Depending on which state you live in, however, he may or may not be able to prevent you from placing your child for adoption.
All adoptive families in the US (unless they are doing an adoption through an attorney in Georgia) must be screened through a home study. A home study is done by a social worker who determines that the home is...