Can I Place a Baby for Adoption Without U.S. Citizenship?

If you’re considering putting a child up for adoption without U.S. citizenship, this is definitely an option for you. And there are adoption agencies who can help. Reach out to an adoption professional now to get the guidance you need. 

There are devoted adoption professionals who want to help you find an amazing adoptive family for your baby, regardless of your situation. As long as your child was born within the United States, you can give them a life full of opportunity with a loving adoptive family.  

To get more information about how to begin the adoption process when you’re not a U.S. citizen continue reading below or contact an adoption professional today. 

Putting Child Up for Adoption Without U.S. Citizenship 

Yes. When it comes to placing your child for adoption, your citizenship does not matter. You will be able to go through the adoption process just like any U.S. citizen.  

While you have the same options available to you, your undocumented status may make things a bit more complicated. Nevertheless, you will always be able to choose adoption for your child. 

Here’s what you need to know: 

  • Putting a child up for adoption without U.S. citizenship ensures that your child will be able to grow up in a stable environment and allows you to get back to your life as it was before.  
  • When you work with an adoption agency, the adoption process will be safe and confidential.  
  • Your information will never be released to anyone without your consent and there will never be a public record of your adoption. 

Questions About Putting a Child Up for Adoption Without U.S. Citizenship 

If you’re wondering:  

  • “Can you give up a child for adoption even if you are an immigrant?” 
  • “Can you give up baby for adoption if you are on travel visa?”  

Then here’s what you need to know: If your child is born in the U.S., adoption is always an option for you.  

There are many people that want to adopt undocumented kids. And your adoption professional can help you connect with these hopeful adoptive families.  

Even after the placement is complete, you will have the option of staying gin contact with your child through open adoption, just as any documented citizen would.  

Your adoption professional may ask you about your citizenship status as part of your social history, but this information will never be used against you and won’t be shared outside of the agency. 

Benefits Of Putting Child Up for Adoption Without Us Citizenship 

While you might be “giving your child up” for adoption, you are far from giving up on them.  

Choosing adoption for your child is choosing to give them a life with loving adoptive parents who can provide them with the life you want for them. Your child will be able to grow up and know that you made this decision out of love. 

“Over the years I have been able to see all the wonderful things has been able to do. He plays basketball, baseball, soccer, and even has tried wrestling. He also had had the opportunity to go on a jet ski and go on the boat at his parent’s lake house,” says Michelle. “He has all these opportunities because of adoption. If I were to have made the decision to try and raise him, he would not be able to have all these wonderful opportunities that he has been able to experience.” 

Putting a child up for adoption without U.S. citizenship can also benefit you as the expectant mother. When you work with an adoption agency you will have access to: 

  • 24/7 counseling. Unplanned pregnancies are stressful enough without worry about how your undocumented status will affect the process. There are counselors available to help you navigate these emotions and talk you through your adoption process. You will never be judged and everything you share will always be confidential. 
  • Financial assistance. As a birth mother, adoption is completely free to you. You won’t have to pay a dime. You will be able to receive financial assistance that will cover your pregnancy costs and living expenses throughout your adoption process. 
  • Control over you adoption plan. This is your unplanned pregnancy. You are the only one who gets to decide how you handle it. Your adoption professional will be there to guide you through the adoption process, but you will to make all your own decisions. 
  • Choosing the adoptive family. You will be able to look through the adoptive family profiles of people that want to adopt undocumented kids until you find the family that you feel is the perfect match. 

If your child was born in the U.S., they are considered an American citizen. If you are an undocumented immigrant, there is the risk of being deported. If you place your child with an adoptive family, you can guarantee that they will be safe with a loving family, instead of leaving things to chance if you were deported without them. 

Your adoption professional will be by your side every step of the way to ensure you have a positive and secure adoption experience. Your information will always be protected and your lack of citizenship will never prevent you from placing your child for adoption. To get more information about putting a child up for adoption without U.S. citizenship, reach out to an adoption professional today. 

About the Author

Lindsay Arielle has been a proud birth mother since placing her son for adoption in 2011. Her post-placement agreement has always been an open adoption. She loves the time she gets to spend with her son and his parents during visits. Lindsay truly believes that for herself and her family, adoption has been a blessing, and she enjoys writing about spiritual healing for birth mothers.

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