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What if my Baby has Special Needs?

[Placing a Disabled Child for Adoption in Arkansas]

If you need help “giving up” a special needs baby for adoption in Arkansas, there are professionals that can provide the resources and support you need.

You might have questions when it comes to putting a special needs child up for adoption in Arkansas. Many women in your situation wonder if it’s even possible. The answer to this question is “yes.” In some situations, adoption may be the best option for a child with disabilities or medial needs.

While American Adoptions helps thousands of non-disabled children put their child up for adoption, we’ve helped several birth mothers “give up” a disabled child in Arkansas. There are also adoption agencies who work specifically with children in special needs situations. These agencies can be an incredible resource for you.

If you are currently wondering about “giving up” a child with disabilities, read on to learn more about the process of putting a special needs baby for adoption or get free information here.

“Giving your Disabled Child up” for Adoption in Arkansas [A Selfless Choice]

It’s important to remember that you are in no way “giving up” on your baby by placing them for adoption. We use phrases like “give up your baby” and “giving up a child with disabilities” on our website because this is language commonly used by expectant mothers searching for unplanned pregnancies online. By using this phrase in our articles, we are hoping to make adoption information accessible to everyone. Putting a disabled child up for adoption in Arkansas is a brave and selfless decision that gives your child a chance to grow up with the resources they need.

“I know that she’s going to have the best life she could ever have. I don’t ever want anything to stand in her way, and I know she has two people that she can look up to,” said Angelica about her adoption decision.

To learn more, read on for answers to common questions about the process of putting a disabled child up for adoption in Arkansas.

Can you Put a Disabled Child up for Adoption in Arkansas?

Yes, you can in some situations. There are many hopeful adoptive families out there that would love to adopt your child. If you’re ready to pursue adoption, there are adoption agencies who can help you get started.

In some cases, American Adoptions may be able to provide the services you need, We will gather more background information from you so that we can provide you with the appropriate resources and services you and your baby need.

We have all our hopeful adoptive families fill out an Adoption Planning Questionnaire (APQ) that lays out what they would like their adoption to look like, including what adoption opportunities they’re open to. This also enables us to make sure the family you choose will be prepared to care for your child.  Thanks to our national scope, we work with thousands of families across the country so that we can help you find the perfect adoptive family for your baby.

However, there are also other adoption agencies available to you. These agencies work specifically with children who have special needs. Because of this, they are trained and experienced in providing the type of support you need. Agencies like this include:

“Giving up” a Child for Adoption with Down Syndrome in Arkansas

Learning that your child has Down syndrome can be a lot to process. If you’re considering putting a child with Down syndrome up for adoption, this is definitely an option for you. Down syndrome can be detected in your first trimester of pregnancy through a chorionic villus sampling (CVS) screening.  If after discovering your child has Down syndrome, you may realize you are not able to give them the care they need. American Adoptions can help.

We can help you find the perfect adoptive family for your baby. Our adoption specialists will compile adoptive family profiles of families who match your preferences and who are open to adopting a child with Down syndrome. You’ll be able to review these profiles until you find an amazing family for your child.

“Giving an Autistic Child up” for Adoption in Arkansas

Can you ‘give up’ an autistic child for adoption in Arkansas?”

Yes, this is absolutely an option for you. According to a study done in 2020 by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1/54 children are autistic. Symptoms of autism aren’t usually prevalent until age two. This revelation can catch you off guard. You might not feel financially or mentally prepared to give your child the care they need.  Adoption can open the door to an amazing future for your baby.

There are adoption agencies that may be able to help you find the perfect home for your child. There are many hopeful adoptive families who would be thrilled to meet you and give your child a future full of opportunities. If you have an older child, you may want to contact one of the adoption agencies listed above to find the resources and support you need.

How can you “give up” a Disabled Child for adoption in Arkansas?

We’ve helped thousands of expectant mothers find perfect families to raise their children. Thanks to our size and national reach, we are able to provide you with numerous helpful resources and services throughout your adoption process. 

A few of the benefits we can offer you are:

  • Financial AssistanceAs an expectant birth mother, adoption is completely free to you. You have enough to think about without worrying about affording pregnancy expenses, which is why we offer adoption financial assistance. Our financial aid can help you with rent, utilities, groceries, medical bills, etc.

  • Counseling: You will have access to 24/7 counseling and support services, so you can receive the information and emotional support you need during and after the process of placing a disabled baby up for adoption. We know that your need to talk about your adoption plan doesn’t just happen during business hours, which is why we are always available to you.

  • Post-Adoption Contact: 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 witness or take part in your child’s life as much as you wish to.

If our team is able to help in your situation, we would love to provide you with these benefits. In other situations, it may be best for you to reach out to one of the specialized adoption agencies listed above. These agencies are prepared to do everything possible to help.

What’s Next?

Putting a disabled child up for adoption is a difficult decision to make but it is an incredibly selfless and heroic one. You’re giving your baby the best life possible by making sure that they have the resources they need. If you want to start your adoption process today, you can find support by contacting one of the specialized adoption agencies listed above. To get more information on putting a special needs child up for adoption, you can also contact us online today.



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