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Can you Choose Adoption While in the Military? [A Heroic Choice]

Unplanned pregnancies can happen regardless of what’s going on in your life. If you’re active-duty military, you might be wondering if adoption is still an option. American Adoptions can help you get started.

Adoption is a wonderful way to give your baby an amazing life with a great family. Regardless of if you’re stationed abroad, you can always create an adoption plan, and we can help. Serving in the military takes a lot of courage and so does “giving your baby up” for adoption. Putting your baby’s needs before your own is a brave and selfless decision of your own. Choosing adoption makes you the hero in your child’s story.

Our adoption specialists will be with you from start to finish, ensuring that you have a successful and positive adoption experience.  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. To speak with a specialist now, you can call 1-800-ADOPTION.

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

You can absolutely “give your baby up” for adoption in the army.

The adoption process will be the same for you it would be if you were a civilian. If you’re considering adoption for your unborn baby while on active duty in the military, American Adoptions can help put things in motion. Even if you’re stationed abroad, we can help you create an adoption plan tailored to your needs.

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.

Giving Your Baby up for Adoption in the Army [Adoption in Arkansas]

Whether you are 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. 

Once you’ve picked the perfect adoptive family for your baby, you’ll start getting to know them. Even if you’re deployed, you can get to know one another through phone calls, emails, and even pictures and letters.

Even when you’re “giving your baby up” for adoption in the Army, Navy, or any other branch of the military, you’ll be able to receive many of the same services that expectant parents currently living in the United States do.

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 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. You can contact us by calling 1-800-ADOPTION at any time.

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 a 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 Arkansas, 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

If you have questions about “giving your baby up” for adoption while you’re in the military, American Adoptions has answers. No matter where you’re at, adoption is always an option for you. To get more information on the resources available to you, contact us today.

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