Placing your baby for adoption
If you are pregnant and do not feel able to raise your child to be then you can consider relinquishing your baby for adoption once they are born. This is a very significant decision to make and we would encourage you to contact us on 01494 586 626 to arrange a visit before the child is born.
You can find useful information on the CoramBAAF website (an adoption charity) for women who may wish to relinquish their baby. If you are thinking about adoption for your baby, please contact us for advice and help. We can give you all the information and advice that you need when you are pregnant, or after the baby's birth. If you prefer you could ask your midwife or GP to get in touch with us on your behalf.
We will support you to do what's right for you. If you do want to go ahead, a social worker will help you plan your baby's adoption and will take into account your wishes and feelings about what you would like for your baby. They will also advise you as to how the birth father may need to be involved going forward. They can help you to find out about all aspects of the law and the adoption process: how it happens, what to expect, and what support you can receive now and in the future.