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Can you Choose Adoption While in the Military? [A Complete Guide]

If you’re wondering if adoption is still possible for you while you’re active-duty military, the answer is yes. And American Adoptions can tell you how.

Even if you’re stationed abroad, you can still find the perfect family to adopt your baby. Adoption is always an option for you, no matter what your circumstances are.  Adoption is a life-changing choice that opens the door to a life full of love and opportunities.

If you’re actively serving in the U.S. military and considering adoption for your baby, we’re here for you. We can help you create an adoption plan that meets your needs and that will find you the perfect family to raise your baby. Our adoption specialists will be by your side to answer your questions and provide you with the resources you need to have a successful adoption. 

Whether you’re in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or Air Force, American Adoptions will be able to help you place your baby for adoption. You can call 1-800-ADOPTION at any time to speak with an adoption specialist, and keep reading to learn more about how military members giving kids up for adoption in Missouri works.

Can You Put Your Child Up for Adoption While in the Military in Missouri?

You can absolutely “give your Baby up” for Adoption in the Army.

If you’re pregnant and wondering, “Can you put your child up for adoption while in the military?” American Adoptions has firsthand adoption experience with many of our adoption specialists being birth parents and adoptive parents. This experience allows us to give you and your baby a future full of happiness. You are making a brave and heroic decision to give your baby the life that you’ve always wanted for them.

Only you know what’s best for you and your child, and if you feel that adoption is what’s best for them, we will help you find a wonderful prospective adoptive family. When you work with us, we will always provide you with high quality service and valuable resources to help you throughout the adoption process.

Giving Your Baby up for Adoption in the Army [What it Looks Like in Missouri]

Whether you are currently deployed, stationed in the U.S. or abroad, the basic steps of the adoption process for active-duty military members are generally the same as for any other prospective birth parent.

A few prospective birth parents have asked, “Can you put your child up for adoption while in the military and stationed abroad?” While you’re creating your adoption plan, yes. But, if you’re a pregnant woman deployed overseas and working with us to facilitate your adoption, you’ll need to return to the U.S. for the completion of the adoption. Your adoption specialist will help you create a personalized adoption plan and make the appropriate travel arrangements. 

While the exact steps will vary depending on your unique situation, here’s how giving your baby up for adoption in the Army, Navy or any other branch of the military usually works: 

Step 1: Decide if Adoption is Right for You

If you’re asking, “Can you put your child up for adoption while in the military?” you’re likely seriously considering adoption. Adoption is a chance to give your child the best life possible, but it is also a big decision to make. Being active-duty military will likely be a major factor in your decision, of course, but it will never limit your options. American Adoptions is always here for you. Our adoption specialists are eager to help you give you r baby the best life possible.

Step 2: Contact American Adoptions

If you’ve decided that “giving your baby up” for adoption in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps., Coast Guard and Air Force is right for you, American Adoptions can help you find the support you while you are serving in the military, including finding the perfect adoptive family. No matter what your situation looks like, you always have the right to choose your preferred adoption professional so that you can make an adoption plan that you are comfortable with.

Step 3: Choose the Adoptive Family

Pregnant military members have the right to choose the parents for their baby that they feel are best.

Whether you’re looking for a family that you can share an open adoption, a family that lives in a certain area of the U.S., or who has a particular faith or family makeup, we can show you profiles of families that best match what you’re looking for. We’ll help facilitate contact between you and the adoptive family however we can, while you’re abroad and after you’ve returned home.

Step 4: Consent to the Adoption

If you are in the military and deployed overseas, you will want to be in the U.S. to deliver your baby and complete the adoption. At the hospital, you’ll wait a state-mandated waiting period of 48 hours before signing your adoption consent forms. Once you have consented to the adoption and you’ve been discharged from the hospital, can begin post-placement contact plan with your child’s adoptive family. Counseling will also be available to you to help you cope with the complicated emotions of adoption.

Step 5. Stay in Touch

Adoption doesn’t have to be goodbye forever. If you’re putting your baby up for adoption in Missouri, you will always be a vital part of your baby’s story, and we do recommend that you maintain contact. As long as the adoptive family agrees with your communication preferences, you can be involved in your child’s life as much as you wish to.

You Can Always Choose Adoption

Regardless of whether you’re in the military and stationed abroad, adoption is always an option for you. American Adoptions would be honored to help you find the perfect adoptive family. To get more information on the resources available to you when you choose American Adoptions, contact us today.

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