What do I do if I don’t want my baby anymore?
Adoption by a Family Member or Friend
If you are thinking, “I don’t want my child anymore,” you may have someone in mind that can provide the love and support you cannot at this time in your life. You can choose to place your child for adoption with them, known as an identified adoption.
Can you leave your baby at the hospital if you don’t want it?
Currently, all 50 states have safe haven laws on the books, varying between the age limit, persons who may surrender a child, and circumstances required to relinquish an infant child. In most cases, parents can leave newborns in safe locations without having to disclose their identity or without being asked questions.
Can you give up your child at birth?
Yes. You can place your child for adoption after you’ve given birth. You can also make an adoption plan at the last minute, even while you are in labor. Read on for more information and some answers to questions you may have about last minute adoption and how it works.
Is it OK to not like your baby?
While it’s perfectly normal to find your child annoying occasionally, or dislike aspects of him or her, not liking them long term can usually be traced back to a reason, or sometimes several. There might have been a rupture in the bonding process.
What do I do if I dont like my child?
Acknowledge Your Feelings
Don’t push your feelings away because you feel guilty or think it’s wrong to dislike your child. You don’t have to like the emotional truth—you only need to own it. Change can’t begin until you are honest with yourself about how you feel. Ask yourself, “What am I feeling and why?”
Is it normal to not want a child?
It’s completely normal that some people, both men and women, won’t desire children in their lifetime, Ambardar says. Even if this life choice is still viewed as unconventional in society, it’s important that people who are contemplating a child-free life avoid conforming just to fit in.
What states have the baby safe haven law?
Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Carolina, and Vermont. The safe haven provider is required to accept emergency protective custody of the infant and to provide any immediate medical care that the infant may require.
How can I adopt a baby for free?
The most common way to adopt for free is through foster care adoption. Most states don’t demand an upfront cost for this type of adoption, though some may require advanced filing fees that are later reimbursed. This option is perfect for those who would like to adopt an older child or who don’t mind a longer wait.
Can someone just give you their baby?
The answer is yes.
Whether they plan on “giving a baby up” for adoption to a friend, family member, or someone they’ve met through their own networking efforts, these arrangements are known as independent, or identified, adoptions.
Why do I feel like I don’t love my newborn?
Not bonding or “falling in love at first sight” with your newborn is a common experience for many moms. Try not to judge yourself; instead, know that it’s perfectly natural to need time to adjust to the many changes happening in your life.
What to do when you hate being a mom?
What Should I Do if I Hate Being a Mom?
- Know you’re not alone.
- Ask for help from friends and family.
- Schedule a “you-day”
- Stop comparing yourself to others.
- Give yourself permission to be imperfect.
- Get professional help and look for resources.