Toddler Adoption

Sometimes a parent realizes that they cannot provide a stable family life for their toddler, age 1 – 4, and decides to make an adoption plan. Whether you are struggling financially, feel that you cannot properly parent your child at this time, or simply want to provide your child with more than what you are able to offer, adoption can be a positive, loving choice. Cradle of Hope, a nonprofit licensed adoption agency in DC, Maryland and Virginia, is happy to assist parents who are considering adoption for their young child or toddler.

Throughout the toddler adoption process, you will have the same rights and opportunities as any mother placing a baby for adoption:

  • You can choose the adoptive family for your child. Cradle of Hope will find wonderful parents who are willing and excited to adopt a young child or toddler.
  • You can choose the type and amount of contact you want to have with your child and the adoptive parents after placement. Our families are local, which makes things easier for post-placement contact.
  • You can receive the counseling and support you need to make a fully informed adoption decision that feels right to you.
  • You will receive adoption services free of charge – your legal and counseling costs will be covered for you.
  • You are in control of the adoption process. You can choose an open adoption, a semi-open adoption or a closed adoption. It’s up to you.

Whatever circumstances have led you to consider adoption, placing your toddler with a local adoption agency like Cradle of Hope allows you to take control of your situation and your child’s future. Choosing adoption for your child is not easy, but if this is what you decide is best in your circumstances, Cradle of Hope can provide the services you need to ensure your child is placed in a safe, supportive and loving adoptive home.

Still Have Questions?

Call us at (301) 587-4400 or text to (301) 905-9999. A Cradle of Hope adoption counselor will be happy to answer your questions, meet with you, and assist you in making the best decision possible for you and your baby.