Putting My Baby Up For Adoption - Who Names The Baby?

Putting My Baby Up For Adoption – Who Names The Baby?

YOU can name the baby! After the baby is born, the person at the hospital in charge of birth records will ask you what you would like to name the baby. Some birth mothers talk with the prospective adoptive parents and agree on a name for the baby that everyone likes. Other birth mothers choose a name meaningful to them, and still, others leave the name blank. Regardless of the name the birth mother chooses, the adoptive parents will also have the opportunity to name the baby as part of the adoption process. Once the final decree of adoption is issued by the court, the state’s Department of Health will issue a new post-adoption birth certificate in the child’s adoptive name.

If you are pregnant and considering adoption, contact Cradle of Hope at 301-587-4400 or 703-352-4806 or 202-466-0973 during business hours, or text us at 301-905-9999, or email us at cradle@cradlehope.org. We are ready to help you through the adoption process and beyond.