Can I put my baby up for adoption if I am not a U.S. Citizen?

Can I put my baby up for adoption if I am not a U.S. Citizen?

An unexpected pregnancy is one of the most daunting, challenging, and emotionally taxing experiences that a woman can go through. It is a difficult journey that has many ups and downs. There can be feelings of great uncertainty and unease about your future. These feelings are no different for a woman who finds herself unexpectedly pregnant while dealing with issues regarding US citizenship. In many ways, expectant mothers who are facing citizenship problems on top of an unplanned pregnancy will have heightened emotions of panic, fear, and uncertainty.

If you are an expectant mother who does not have US citizenship, this blog post is for you. Cradle of Hope Adoption Center is here to give you information on what to expect in your upcoming adoption process. If you need help with adoption now, call us at 301-905-9999.

If you Choose Adoption Your Citizenship Will Not Matter

One of the most important questions running through your mind if your citizenship is uncertain is: Will my citizenship prevent me from placing my baby for adoption? 

No. At Cradle of Hope, as well as many other adoption agencies, your citizenship status does not and never will prevent you from putting your child up for adoption. All women from all backgrounds, socioeconomic standings, ethnicities, and life experiences can find themselves unexpectedly pregnant and in need of adoption services. Just because your citizenship status is not certain does not mean that you should be denied the basic right of being able to decide to place your child for adoption.

In DC, Maryland and Virginia, as well as all other states, there are no laws that prevent adoptions when citizenship is in question. If your child was born in the United States, regardless of your current citizenship status, you can place your child for adoption. Citizenship has no impact on the adoption process or on how individuals in the adoption field view you. Your situation is one that many other women have gone through, and we will be there to help you along the way.

 If you Choose Adoption, You Will Not Be Reported or Deported 

For prospective birth mothers whose citizenship status is uncertain, there is a big question that will go through their minds when contemplating going forward with adoption: Will I be reported and/or deported if I contact an adoption agency? The answer is NO. You can rest easy. At Cradle of Hope Adoption Center, we will never report or speak publicly about your adoption status to anyone outside your adoption team. Adoptions are completely confidential, regardless of citizenship status. Documents that contain your personal information will remain sealed and you will not need to fear that your information will be leaked to outside officials. Confidentiality is a top priority and concern at Cradle of Hope. We will work with you to create an adoption plan that you feel confident in and at ease with regarding your citizenship status.

An unexpected pregnancy is one of the scariest and uncertain experiences that a woman can go through in her life. Birth mothers have a long, difficult journey that is full of many ups and downs. For women whose citizenship status is uncertain, this can cause an even greater challenge during their unexpected pregnancy and adoption journey.  Your citizenship status will not matter when you are pursuing placing your child for adoption if you choose to work with Cradle of Hope. Your citizenship will not prevent you from making this choice.