Abrazo Adoption Associates, San Antonio, Texas

Placing a child for adoption

What does it mean to place a child for adoption? It means a responsible parent surrenders their parental rights, whether for a baby just born or for a small child they are already struggling to parent. It means doing the very best a parent can, to arrange the best possible future for a beloved child who needs more than that parent can possibly provide on their own.

Throughout history, responsible parents have turned to adoption when they wanted their child/ren to have security and stability in life than the parent themselves could offer, due to their lifestyle or age or economic circumstances.

Baby Moses' first mom entrusted her infant son to the princess knowing that to do so would literally save his life. Calamity Jane became pregnant by Wild Bill Hickock, history tells us, and placed her son for adoption to give him the stable home life her lifestyle could not afford him. The world's greatest thinker, Albert Einstein, and the woman he later married placed their firstborn daughter for adoption shortly after he completed college. Singers Joni Mitchell and David Crosby were both birthparents of children they placed for adoption. Actress Kate Mulgrew became pregnant while working on the soap opera "Ryan's Hope" and her pregnancy was written into the show until she left to give birth and place the baby for adoption. Comedienne Roseanne Barr had an unplanned pregnancy shortly after being discharged from a mental institution in her teen years and made adoption plans to give her child a more stable set of parents with whom to grow up.

To learn more about your placement options at Abrazo, check out Making Adoption Plans. Or look over some of our waiting adoptive parent profiles. Or fill out our confidential inquiry form to make contact with us and request more information. If you need to figure out how far along you are, use the Due Date Calculator, then call us for help arranging medical care. If you have questions you need answers to right away, review the Frequently Asked Questions. And as always, if you need to talk with one of our counselors, any hour of the day or night, call our Texas helpline: 1-800-454-5683. We're here for you.


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